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GAME DAY: Anaheim @ Edmonton

Anaheim Ducks @ Edmonton Oilers

13 JAN 2012 – 7:30 MDT

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Taylor Hall – Sam Gagner – Ales Hemsky
Ryan Smyth – Shawn Horcoff – Ryan Jones
Magnus Paajarvi – Eric Belanger – Anton Lander
Josh Green – Ryan O’Marra – Ben Eager

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Ladislav Smid – Jeff Petry
Theo Peckham – Corey Potter
Andy Sutton – Colten Teubert

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Nikolai Khabibulin
Devan Dubnyk

  • Selanne: still boss. Photo: Wikimedia Creative Commons / Cheryl Adams

    Second of a three game set at the Rex.  Anaheim has come on strong lately, taking seven of eight points in their last four games.  The Oilers…got a point last game versus New Jersey.  Ducks are 4-4-2 over their last ten, Oilers are 2-7-1.

  • FROM THE ‘NOT QUITE THERE YET’ DEPARTMENT:  Both Alex Plante and Cam Barker skated this morning.  Plante hasn’t played since suffering a concussion, Barker has been shelved since having ankle surgery back in November.  I haven’t heard a timetable as to when either will be back, but if they’re skating, they’re closer.
  • I miss Ryan Whitney.  And Lubomir Visnovsky.  And Tom Poti.   And Paul Coffey.  And Steve Smith.
  • To the shock of absolutely no one, Teemu Selanne leads the Ducks in points with 41 (14-27-41) in 42 games.  Don’t know how many more times you’ll get to see him in Edmonton, so if you’re afforded the chance, take it.
  • Am really hoping Paajarvi finally gets his goal tonight.  If it happens, it will distract us from a lot of the more pressing issues.  Plus, Paajarvi will have an enormous weight lifted off his shoulders, neck, and torso.
  • Nikolai Khabibulin gets the nod tonight.  Khabibulin turned 39 today, let’s hope there’s plenty of saves in that party blocker tonight.  I admittedly was hoping to see a Deslauriers/Dubnyk reunion of sorts tonight, but I’d be happeir with a win.

PREDICTION

 OILERS 4

DUCKS 2

GOILERS

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