Friday, September 30, 2011

Post-Game: Exhibition Game #7 Oilers 4 Wild 3 (SO)

Scoring Summary
1st Period

2nd Period
MIN Pierre-Marc Bouchard (Kyle Brodziak) 0:37

EDM Anton Lander (penalty shot) 6:57

3rd Period
MIN Mikko Koivu (PP) (Marek Zidlicky) 0:47
MIN Devin Setoguchi (PP) (Mikko Koivu, Marek Zidlicky) 5:44
EDM Linus Omark 1 (Assists: Anton Lander 1) 13:38
EDM Ryan Jones 1 (Assists: Jeff Petry 1, Linus Omark 1) 14:05

OT Period

Shootout Summary Clock Team Description
Minnesota Wild MIN Mikko Koivu shootout saved

Edmonton Oilers EDM Linus Omark shootout saved

Minnesota Wild MIN Pierre-Marc Bouchard shootout saved

Edmonton Oilers EDM Anton Lander shootout goal

Minnesota Wild MIN Devin Setoguchi shootout saved

Summary1st Period
Penalty Summary Time Team Penalty Players
2:14 Edmonton hooking - 2 min L. Omark drawn by P. Bouchard
8:45 Minnesota puck over glass - 2 min D. Heatley
15:45 Minnesota tripping - 2 min J. Falk drawn by G. Brule

2nd Period
Penalty Summary Time Team Penalty Players
1:30 Minnesota boarding - 5 min E. Nystrom drawn by T. Fedun served by C. Wellman
1:30 Minnesota game misconduct - 10 min E. Nystrom drawn by T. Fedun
1:30 Edmonton roughing - 2 min T. Peckham drawn by E. Nystrom
4:45 Edmonton holding - 2 min A. Lander drawn by M. Zidlicky
6:57 Minnesota hooking M. Zidlicky drawn by A. Lander
11:06 Edmonton holding - 2 min R. Keller drawn by D. Setoguchi
13:52 Minnesota hooking - 2 min N. Johnson drawn by A. Hemsky
15:51 Edmonton unsportsmanlike conduct - 2 min D. Hordichuk drawn by K. Brodziak
15:51 Minnesota unsportsmanlike conduct - 2 min K. Brodziak drawn by D. Hordichuk
16:06 Minnesota interference - 2 min G. Latendresse drawn by R. Jones
19:45 Edmonton holding - 2 min A. Lander drawn by M. Koivu

3rd Period
Penalty Summary Time Team Penalty Players
2:59 Minnesota hooking - 2 min G. Latendresse drawn by A. Lander
4:44 Edmonton holding - 2 min A. Lander drawn by N. Schultz
12:40 Minnesota fighting - 5 min B. Bulmer drawn by L. Petrell
12:40 Edmonton fighting - 5 min L. Petrell drawn by B. Bulmer
14:50 Minnesota holding - 2 min G. Zanon drawn by A. Hemsky
18:22 Edmonton cross checking - 2 min G. Brule drawn by D. Setoguchi

OT Period

Shots On Goal - Oilers 38 Wild 25

Game Notes:
- A very gutsy game from the Oilers tonight. Lots of hustle, lots of try, they really gutted this game out, especially considering they played more than half the game with 3 defenseman and 1 forward playing defense. A real yeoman effort from Tom Gilbert, who played over 33 minutes tonight, which is a real long night. Theo Peckham got in over 27 minutes, while Jeff Petry finished over 25 minutes. Ryan Keller also dropped back on D and played over 24 minutes tonight. These are the types of things that will make Oilers fans proud this year. They have shown a penchant of not quitting, which is all part of the growing process. They had all kinds of reasons to bail on this game but they didn't. Its a shame what happened to Taylor Fedun tonight. He was having an outstandnig training camp and was in the conversation to be one of seven defenseman to start the year with the Oilers. But one play on a bang bang icing call and he is out indefinitely with a fractured femur. It'll be a long road to recovery for him and its a damn shame. Smid and Chorney did not finish the game either. Dubnyk played alright stood tall on most shots, but others sifted through him. It was his weakest effort of the preseason but only because his other games were stellar. He was solid in the shootout. The Oilers lost the special teams battle, a common theme from last year. Once the preseason is over and the filtering of players in and out stop, they can focus on schemes and personnel. Another test for the Oilers Saturday night against the Vancouver Canucks.

Player of the Game:
- Anton Lander's name was all over the score sheet, some bad, some good, but he had the ultimate effect on the hockey game. Scored on a penalty shot in the 2nd, won a clean faceoff that allowed Linus Omark to snipe one and scored the only shootout goal. He also took 3 aggressive penalties of which the Wild scored on 2 of those penalties. So, it was a very uneven game for Lander, but his will to win is undeniable. He was very much a key cog in the victory tonight. Honorable mention to Linus Omark, he made plays when the chips were down as well. Peckham, Petry, Gilbert and Keller also deserve an HM for keeping the backend together long enough to pull a victory out.

Goat of the Game:
- Gilbert Brule. I hate to keep picking on the kid, but this game would have never made it to overtime if Brule would have been entirely out of the play. He took a cross-checking penalty just as Lennart Petrell was deflecting a Darcy Hordichuk shot over Backstrom's shoulder. It was just an unfortunate play all around. Brule played hard tonight, very in your face, but a play like that against a better team would have cost you a point in the regular season.

Next Game - Oilers vs. Canucks 8PM MT Vancouver on CBC

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