GAME DAY: Oilers @ Avalanche

Edmonton Oilers @ Colorado Avalanche

26 NOV 2011 – 5:00 MDT

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Ryan Smyth – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – Jordan Eberle
Taylor Hall – Shawn Horcoff – Ales Hemsky
Ryan Jones – Eric Belanger – Sam Gagner
Darcy Hordichuk – Anton Lander – Magnus Paajarvi

D

Ladislav Smid – Tom Gilbert
Ryan Whitney – Jeff Petry
Theo Peckham – Colten Teubert

G

Devan Dubnyk
Nikolai Khabibulin

  • Let’s get the math out of the way first, okay?  The Oilers are 5-6-1 on the road so far this year.  Fresh in your mind is probably their 2-4 finish where they suffered sizable losses to Boston, Chicago and Detroit.  A victory today would bring their season road record to .500 and finish their current trip at 3-1 before heading home to a six game home stand.  Sound good?  It should.
  • GET UP, GET GET DOWN Alex Plante has been recalled by the team, and will play if Jeff Petry isn’t good to go.  The official Oilers Twitter account said that this is a precautionary recall, and hopefully no one is currently battling syphilis or is needing arthroscopic knee surgery today.
  • SCRATCHES (barring further change:) Eager, Petrell.  Again, Plante is questionable.
  • Devan Dubnyk is getting tonight’s start between the pipes for the Oilers.  A victory tonight would bring Devan Dubnyk to .500 in the win/loss column on the season.  Dubnyk currently sits at 3-4-0 with a 2.74 GAA and a .907 SV%.
  • Your top five Oilers in scoring:
  1. Ryan Smyth – 24 points (12-12-24) in 22 GP
  2. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – 24 points (10-14-24) in 22 GP
  3. Jordan Eberle – 23 points (7-16-23) in 22 GP
  4. Taylor Hall – 18 points (7-11-18) in 21 GP
  5. Shawn Horcoff – 16 points (7-9-16) in 22 GP

PREDICTION

OILERS 4

AVALANCHE 1

Avs’ home woes (just 3-8 in Denver) continue.  Oilers end road trip with sound victory.

GOILERS

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Topics: Alex Plante, Devan Dubnyk, Jeff Petry, Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Ryan Smyth, Shawn Horcoff, Taylor Hall

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