BOS Johnny Boychuk 2 (David Krejci, Nathan Horton) 7:11
BOS Jordan Caron 1 (Zach Hamill) 8:55
EDM Ryan Smyth 8 (Theo Peckham, Ales Hemsky) 12:02
EDM Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 7 (Taylor Hall) 12:31
BOS Brad Marchand 3 (PP) (Joe Corvo, Tyler Seguin) 3:50
BOS Tyler Seguin 9 (Joe Corvo) 6:24
EDM Ryan Smyth 9 (PP) (Eric Belanger, Ales Hemsky) 15:18
BOS Milan Lucic 8 (PP) (Joe Corvo, Nathan Horton) 17:13
BOS Brad Marchand 4 (Unassisted) 17:57
18:17 Edmonton roughing - 2 min T. Peckham drawn by Z. Hamill
2:09 Edmonton hooking - 2 min J. Petry drawn by T. Seguin
9:29 Boston hooking - 2 min S. Thornton drawn by T. Hall
16:48 Edmonton interference - 2 min J. Eberle drawn by P. Bergeron
1:05 Edmonton high-sticking - 2 min C. Potter drawn by Z. Hamill
2:08 Boston hooking - 2 min D. Seidenberg drawn by L. Petrell
6:15 Boston hooking - 2 min G. Campbell drawn by R. Jones
13:25 Boston high-sticking - 2 min P. Bergeron drawn by J. Eberle
16:56 Edmonton interference - 2 min C. Barker drawn by T. Seguin
18:42 Boston holding - 2 min C. Kelly drawn by T. Peckham
Shots On Goal Oilers 30 Bruins 28
- This loss was pretty inevitable. The Oilers, since the Kings game last Thursday, have been going downhill and has filtered down into the game we saw tonight. I didn't think they played well in Montreal and the work showed itself here in Boston. They were essentially outmuscled and outenergized by a bigger, more hungry Boston team. The Oilers really worked hard again tonight but are becoming more and more susceptible to brain cramps lately, a spinoff of a team that starting to find fatigue. The Oilers needed more beef in a game like tonight, but its not in their DNA to be that. The Oilers organization likes its small skill and pizazz type plays. Boston worked them like the Stanley Cup champions they are. So, now the question is, where do the Oilers go from here? All the current Oilers team can do, is pick themselves off the ground and get ready for a Detroit team that is finding its stride. All coaching can do is reinsert Magnus Paajarvi into the lineup and pull out some pint sized forward (ie. Sam Gagner) and hope the formula works a little better. Maybe find out if Darcy Hordichuk is ready to go because Ben Eager looks like he could use a kick in the ass. The thing that management can do is find out how Owen Nolan's trip to Disneyland is going and see if he has any interest in joining the club once he and his family are done there. The kids could use a player like this and it will give the Oilers another bullet to use. The Oilers shutdown pair of Smid and Gilbert were eaten alive and exposed tonight. They got pushed around and outworked, likely once again due to fatigue. Oh well, back to the drawing board.
Player of the Game:
- Ryan Smyth. This guy has been a gift from the gods so far this year. His net presence single handedly gave the Oilers a chance to even be close in this game. Without him tonight, this game would have been a debacle. 2 goals tonight, 9 on the year, team leader.
Goat of the Game:
- Devan Dubnyk. I wonder if Mr. Renney is second guessing his thought on not starting Khabibulin. The result may have been different if he did. Dubnyk was slow and clumsy tonight, made himself real small in the net. Just had a real difficult time staying square to the shooters tonight. After giving up 2 early ones, the Oilers battled back to tie it at 2 in the first, only to give them back the two goal lead in the second period. This could be Dubnyk's last start for awhile. Like I said earlier in a tweet, they fed Dubnyk to the wolves and now there is nothing left but the carcass.
Next Game - Friday November 11, 2011 vs. Red Wings at Detroit on Sportsnet Oilers 5:30 PM MT.