Washington Capitals @ Edmonton Oilers
27 OCT 2011 – 7:30 MDT
Lines and the such after the jump
Lines courtesy official Oilers Twitter. Thanks!
Hall- Nugent Hopkins – Eberle
Smyth – Horcoff – Jones
Paajarvi – Belanger – Gagner
Eager – Lander – Petrell
- A TEST: The Capitals…are coming to Rexall Place. These very Capitals have yet to be defeated in regulation or otherwise in seven contests, staying a perfect 7-0-0. The Oilers? They have H.O.P.E, or at least H.P.E right now. And the Nuge. And Nikolai Khabibulin playing out of his mind right now. And a couple of mullets. Piece of cake, right?
- Nikolai Khabibulin draws his fourth consecutive game. What planet are we on? Just the one that has Khabibulin playing like a monster right now. Khabibulin is undefeated in regulation, sporting a 3-0-2 record to go with a 0.97 GAA and a SV% of .963. Everything is normal. Carry on.
- As expected, Theo Peckham is in the lineup as Ryan Whitney recovers from his sprained knee suffered versus the Canucks last game.
- THE NINTH GAME is upon us. Anyone who’s even casually been following the Oilers would suggest that returning Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to Red Deer would be crazy. I’d be somewhat surprised (read: very surprised) to see him go back, but if he did, it would be to preserve a year of his contract. I’d still bet a dime that he’s not going anywhere.
Need a monstrous game from Khabibulin. Does he have it in him?
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