Friday’s emotional roller coaster in Detroit was nowhere to be found in Pittsburgh on Sunday as the Penguins disposed of the Oilers in a rather rudimentary fashion by a score of 5-1.
What started off as a promising road trip in Colorado quickly turned to an 0-3-1 nightmare, culminating with a forgettable performance on Sunday afternoon.
A Couple notes:
- The Oilers were outshot 13-2 by the end of the first period. Dubnyk had helped keep Edmonton in the game at this point, allowing just one goal. Dubnyk eventually allowed four more tallies in periods two and three, making it a game he’d rather not revisit.
- Anyone else see Shawn Horcoff take a puck in the ankle off of a Magnus Paajarvi blast? Needless to say, Horcoff didn’t have an easy time getting off the ice. Also to sick bay: JF Jacques’ foot after blocking a shot, and Gilbert Brule was a bit fuzzy after a Kris Letang hit. Can we donate the last twelve games to science?
- The Oilers warmed up in periods two and three, launching 27 combined shots in periods two and three. Ryan Jones had the lone Oiler notch in the scoreboard, and he has both Oiler goals in the last two games. Jones is now the Oilers’ active goal leader with 16 on the season.
THE MAN THEY CALL ‘HARSKI’
The Oilers have called up forward Teemu Hartikainen from the OKC Barons, and he’ll join the team for Thursday’s game versus Phoenix at Rexall Place. With the rash of injures that’s plagued the Oilers (and now add Brule and Jacques), finding a roster spot for Hartikainen will not be an issue. Hartikainen has 42 points (17G-25A) in 66 games this year. I’ve got a beignet on him starting on the third line.
MARCH 14TH. A DAY TO BE IRRATIONAL
Today is pi day. Celebrate your love of irrational numbers with pie. Or, with these neato pi ice cube trays to go in your cocktails to help you blot out the remainder of the day. Or the season.
Next game is against the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday, March 17th. Conveniently, this is another day that these ice cube trays will likely come in handy.
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