Bits And Pieces - Stars At Oilers Preview


So Marc Crawford and his turnaround Dallas Stars are coming to town tonight to take on the Oilers. Quick, take all of your fifty cent pieces and bet the Oilers on tonight’s ticket*. I got a good feeling about this one.

Dallas Stars @ Edmonton Oilers – Game 47

20 JAN 2011 – 7:00 MST / 9:00 EST

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And away we go…

  • Last injury count as of 5:30-  Hemsky (duh) Whitney, Vandermeer, Brule and Eberle.  Think I got ‘em all.  Shawn Horcoff is expected to suit up tonight for the first time since December.  And that’s nice.
  • We’re a little past the halfway point in the season, and Dallas is doing quite nice for themselves in the Pacific Division.  Currently, the Stars have 61 points, while Anaheim has 56 with more games played, as does Phoenix with 55.  Should Dallas win the Pacific, Marc Crawford would likely be a candidate for the Jack Adams award for Coach of the Year.
  • Surprisingly, I was wrong about Devan Dubnyk starting the Minnesota game on Tuesday.  Turns out Dubnyk was sick during the morning skate, and wasn’t tidy enough to go between the pipes.  According to Jason Gregor over at OilersNation, Dubnyk’s still in no shape, and it’ll be the Khabby show once more, but he’ll play really really good tonight.  (Italics are mine).
  • My line of the night is…(throws dart…)  91-89-23.  Omark and Paajarvi to be all over the score sheet.  A six point night between the three.  You heard it first.

Enjoy the game, and GOILERS!

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(* NB:  I’m not responsible if you actually take all of your fifty cent pieces, bet on the Oilers and they fall flat again.  But, if they do clean house tonight and you feel like sending me a couple of toonies, that’s all good too.)

Tags: Ales Hemsky Devan Dubnyk Gilbert Brule Jordan Eberle Linus Omark Magnus Paajarvi Nikolai Khabibulin Sam Gagner