The Oilers surely will delight a crowd of sixteen thousand plus as they take on the Nashville Predators this evening at Rexall Place.
Nashville Predators @ Edmonton Oilers – Game 47
23 JAN 2010 – 6:00 PM MST / 8:00 EST
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And here we go…
- This is the first of four meetings between these two clubs. We’ve a few changes on the line card as you might imagine: Jim Vandermeer is scheduled to make his triumphant return to the lineup after his ankle injury. Taylor Chorney has been assigned to OKC to make room for Vandermeer, and I’m happy to report that Devan Dubnyk is really, really, really scheduled to get the start tonight. I’ll buy you a Coke if he doesn’t.
- You know who didn’t get sent down? Jeff Petry. Petry’s quickly becoming an Oiler to watch. He was rewarded with a goal in last game’s 4-2 defeat at the jowls of the Dallas Stars. Not bad for a guy who hasn’t yet played his twelfth game.
- Nashville looks quite nice sitting at fourth in the West, currently with 58 points in 47 games. At the top of the score sheet in Nashville is Shea Weber who has 29 points (8G-21A).
- MISC: Oilers are now 29th overall in the NHL after the Islanders defeated Buffalo on Fridaynight. Jordan Eberle and Ales Hemsky are both not scheduled to suit up for the All-Star Game due to their respective injuries. Dubnyk can go over .500 on the season should the Oilers emerge victorious in tonight’s matchup (he’s 4-4-5 right now with a crisp .917 SV%over fifteen games). Forward lines remain similar to previous game against Dallas.
With Dubnyk in net, anything is possible. Even a victory. Maybe.
Enjoy the game, and GOILERS.
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