Hockey Day in Canada
Edmonton Oilers @ Detroit Red Wings
09 FEB 2013 – 12:00 Noon MST
Taylor Hall / Ryan Nugent-Hopkins / Jordan Eberle
Nail Yakupov / Sam Gagner / Ales Hemsky
Ben Eager / Ryan Smyth / Lennart Petrell
Magnus Paajarvi / Chris Vande Velde / Teemu Hartikainen
Wouldn’t be shocked if Khabibulin started today.
— Jack Michaels (@EdmontonJack) February 9, 2013
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- So the Oilers are coy up until a half hour before game time. All that line-splitting was not to be had today. Some changes though, as Eager is back. Vande Velde in for Belanger. No Fistric today either.
- If Jack Michaels is on about Khabibulin, then we’ll be in for a treat today. It would be Khabibulin’s first start of the season, and the first game action he’s seen in about ten months. May God have mercy upon us all.
- Detroit is being led by the scoring prowess of the Big Z, Henrik Zetterberg. Zetterberg has 14 points (5-9-14) in ten games.
- While the Oilers are looking like they’re going to start Khabibulin, the Wings look to Jimmy Howard. Howard is 4-4-1 with a 3.07 GAA and a .897 SV%. That’s not spectacular, and the Oilers will need to shoot the puck more than 25 times to secure a win today.
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