GAME DAY: Colorado @ Edmonton

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Colorado Avalanche @ Edmonton Oilers

09 DEC 2011  – 7:30 MDT

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F

Sam Gagner – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – Jordan Eberle
Ryan Smyth – Shawn Horcoff – Ales Hemsky
Ben Eager – Eric Belanger – Ryan Jones
Magnus Paajarvi – Anton Lander – Lennart Petrell

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

G
Nikolai Khabibulin
Devan Dubnyk

After a couple of technical hiccups, we’re back.  A few updates:

  • SALVAGING A HOMESTAND:  Oilers have been able to grab just three points out of a possible ten so far in this homestand.  Tonight’s tilt with the Avalanche is Edmonton’s final game of the homestand, and with the Oilers sitting in eleventh place, a win would be good business tonight.
  • SUTTON SUSPENDED:  Andy Sutton will be out of the lineup for the immediate future after this hit on Carolina’s Alex Ponikarovsky.   Opening bid starts at ten games.  Colten Teubert will be in the lineup to replace Sutton. 
  • LINE SWITCH:  A lot of movement on the left wing.  Sam Gagner is 1LW, while Ben Eager is on line 3.  Magnus Paajarvi will be on the fourth.
  • Nikolai Khabibulin will again look for his tenth victory of the season.  Khabibulin’s numbers are 9-6-3 with a  2.00 GAA and a .932 SV%.

PREDICTION

OILERS 4

AVALANCHE 3

GOILERS

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