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Bits And Pieces - Blues @ Oilers Preview

The Oilers try to string their fourth victory in a row tonight as the St. Louis Blues visit Rexall Place.


St. Louis Blues @ Edmonton Oilers – Game 26

04 DEC 2010 – 8:00 MST / 10:00 EST

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Things to look for:

  • Tonight, the Oilers are gunning for their fourth victory in a row. and what better time to start peeling off wins than at the beginning of a crucial six game home stand?  Nikolai Khabibulin will be in between the pipes to start tonight’s game.  Khabibulin rolled a 33 save performance out in Toronto on Thursday night, and it’s hard to argue with a shutout.
  • After a hot start, St. Louis has seen their team decimated by injuries.  The Blues have won just three out of their last ten.  They’ll look to their leading scorer Andy McDonald for some offence.  McDonald has 17 points (8G-9A) in 24 games.
  • Ales Hemsky is not expected to start tonight.  It will be Hemsky’s second game missed after reaggravating his groin injury during the game in Montréal.
  • You can bet the Blues are going to ride with Jaroslav Halak in their net tonight.  He’ll be looking for his eleventh win (10-7-2, 2.40 GAA and .910 SV%) on the season.

I hope Khabibulin’s feeling quite limber tonight.

Enjoy the game, and GOILERS

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