Thursday, January 19, 2012

Post Game: Game #46 Blues 1 Oilers 0

Scoring Summary
1st Period

2nd Period

3rd Period
STL Alex Pietrangelo 8 (David Backes, Carlo Colaiacovo) 14:46

Penalty Summary
1st Period
4:24 Edmonton elbowing - 2 min A. Sutton drawn by M. D'Agostini
14:21 St. Louis fighting - 5 min B. Crombeen drawn by B. Eager
14:21 Edmonton fighting - 5 min B. Eager drawn by B. Crombeen
16:23 St. Louis holding the stick - 2 min J. Arnott drawn by L. Smid

2nd Period
2:46 St. Louis roughing - 2 min S. Nichol drawn by D. Hordichuk
14:23 Edmonton hooking - 2 min C. Potter drawn by J. Arnott
16:00 Edmonton roughing - 2 min A. Sutton drawn by T. Oshie
18:22 Edmonton hooking - 2 min J. Green drawn by P. Berglund
18:22 St. Louis diving - 2 min P. Berglund drawn by J. Green
19:34 Edmonton tripping - 2 min S. Horcoff drawn by D. Perron

3rd Period
1:08 Edmonton tripping - 2 min A. Sutton drawn by M. D'Agostini

Shots On Goal - Oilers 15 Blues 39

Game Notes:
- Another game, another loss, another game close to grabbing a high draft pick. Winning just does not seem to be an option with this team. Not much to say about the game, the Oilers came out lifeless, were lucky to be in the game at all thanks to Nikolai Khabibulin, eventually the wall broke, the Blues squeaked one in and the game was over. The Oilers welcomed back Jordan Eberle to the lineup, but the offense was still very popgun. The few chances the Oilers had came off of Eberle's stick. The Blues were all over the Oilers from start to finish, one thing is for certain, Ken Hitchcock knows how to beat Edmonton Oilers teams. He still hasn't forgiven us for 1997. Regardless of what happens from here until the end of the season, its time for more change. Management needs to be cleaned out, coaching needs to move along. Its time for some new ideas and some new gameplans because whats here is clearly not working. I look forward to off season change. The only thing that scares me now is Steve Tambellini will still be control at trade deadline day.

Player of the Game:
- Nikolai Khabibulin. Only player that played above average tonight. The forwards and defense were lifeless and unable to make a play. Khabibulin was busy early, facing 18 shots through 9 minutes of action. Only gave up one goal on 39 shots. He did a wonderful job of getting himself some attention on the trade front, it would do him, the Oilers and his future employer a lot of good if something could get done on that front.

Goat of the Game:
- Ryan Smyth. Lost his man pinching in from the point, Pietrangelo, who scored the only goal of the game. Smyth looked bagged on the play. A lot of the vets of stunk for awhile, Smyth, Horcoff, Hemsky, Belanger when playing, just haven't been good enough lately, and a lot of that falls on Tom Renney for playing the jebus out of them earlier in the season. Now there is nothing left in the tank and all of them are shells of themselves. These guys need the All Star break badly.

Next Game - Saturday, January 21, 2012 vs. Flames @ Rexall Place on CBC. 8 PM MT.

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