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Giroux Called Up, Oilers Looking To Make It 3 In A Row

Edmonton looks for a rare three game winning streak tonight, as they set their sites on the Avalanche.

3 to get ready

Edmonton Oilers @ Colorado Avalanche – Game 66

05 MAR 2011 – 8:00 MST / 10:00 EST

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Make with the bullets…

  • Edmonton embarks on a five game road trip beginning with tonight’s game against Colorado.  Edmonton has played Colorado three times so far this season, going 2-0-1.  Teams will meet two more times after tonight’s game.
  • Alexandre Giroux has been called up to play in a hockey game tonight.  With Taylor Hall expected to be out for the remainder of the season with a high ankle sprain sustained in fight Thursday night, Giroux looks to be the role’s first temporary audition.  Giroux has frequently averaged a point a game at the AHL level for some years now.  He’ll get a chance to play his first regular season game with the Oilers tonight.
  • Devan Dubnyk will get another start tonight between the pipes.  The Oilers had sent Martin Gerber back down to OKC which would signal that Khabibulin is at least sitting on the bench for tonight’s matchup.  Dubnyk can go two games over .500 with a victory in Denver tonight.
  • Paul Stastny currently leads the Avalanche with 50 points (19G-31A) in 62 games.  Gilbert Brule to sit tonight, fists o’ fury MacIntyre will be on the fourth line

Wacky enough to win.  Enjoy the game, and GOILERS!

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