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11-25-2011, 11:57 PM
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Edmonton @ Colorado 11/26/11 5 PM MST | Matt Hunwick = Scott Stevens?



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5 PM MST/4 PM PST



LINES

Ryan Smyth - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Jordan Eberle
Taylor Hall - Shawn Horcoff - Ales Hemsky
Ryan Jones - Sam Gagner - Anton Lander
Darcy Hordichuk - Eric Belanger - Lennart Petrell

Ryan Whitney - Tom Gilbert
Ladislav Smid - Jeff Petry
Theo Peckham - Colten Teubert

Devan Dubnyk
Nikolai Khabibulin

Injuries:

Andy Sutton
Corey Potter
Cam Barker

Leading Scorers:

Ryan Smyth - 12 G 12 A 24 P
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - 10 G 14 A 24 P
Jordan Eberle - 7 G 16 A 23 P



LINES

Matt Duchene - Paul Stastny - Milan Hejduk
Gabriel Landeskog - Ryan O'Reilly - Daniel Winnik
Cody McLeod - T.J. Galiardi - David Jones
Porter/Lindstrom/Yip - Jay McClement - Chuck Kobasew

Kyle Quincey - Shane O'Brien
Jan Hejda - Ryan Wilson
Matt Hunwick - Ryan O'Byrne
Hopefully Elliott is somewhere in there.

Semyon Varlamov
J.S. Giguere

Injuries:

Peter Mueller
Erik Johnson
Mark Olver

Leading Scorers:

Matt Duchene - 9 G 7 A 16 P
Kyle Quincey - 3 G 11 A 14 P
Milan Hejduk - 7 G 6 A 13 P
Paul Stastny - 6 G 7 A 13 P


Players to Watch:


Taylor Hall
Matt Duchene
7 G 11 A 18 P
9 G 7 A 16 P

Preview:

OILERS (12-8-2) at AVALANCHE (9-12-1)

TV: CBC, ALT (HD)

Last 10: Edmonton 4-6-0, Colorado 2-7-1

Season Series: This is the second meeting of six between the Avalanche and Oilers this season. In their first contest on Oct. 28, Edmonton prevailed, 3-1. In six meetings last year they split the season series, 3-3.

Big Story: Colorado looks to turn around its struggles at home as the Avalanche play host to the red-hot Oilers on Saturday.

Team Scope:

Edmonton: The Oilers snapped a 17-game winless streak at the Xcel Energy Center with a 5-2 win over the Wild on Friday, picking up two points against the Northwest Division leader. Five different Oilers recorded two-point performances in the victory, including Ryan Nugent-Hopkins who notched a pair of goals.

"We're really proud of this win, we thought we played really well from start to finish," second-year forward Taylor Hall said. "We did all the little things from start to finish and we closed out a game which is a huge feat, especially against a team that is at the top of the conference, so we're feeling very good right now."

This victory comes after 6-2 win over the Predators on Tuesday and puts the Oilers in sixth in the Western Conference and second in the Northwest Division despite a brief four-game skid that slowed them down earlier in the month.

Colorado: Things are looking dim in Colorado as the Avalanche continue to struggle to win at home and are in the midst of a season-long eight-game homestand. This struggle was emphasized on Wednesday night when Colorado was shut out by division rival Vancouver, 3-0.

Although the Avalanche continually outshoot their opponents in every game, they have struggled to convert on scoring chances, have been shut out three times this season and are 1-5 in their last five games.

"We're on home ice; it should be easy for us to play on this ice," center Paul Stastny said. "We're well rested and I don't think there are any distractions. We can't score goals. The frustrations are pretty high. We have to find a way. We have to look at ourselves, everyone, and play for the guy next to each other and find a way to get goals."

Perhaps Colorado will receive a spark from some new line combinations as Matt Duchene skated on a line with Paul Stastny and Milan Hejduk in Friday's practice.

Who's Hot: Nugent-Hopkins continues to live up to the hype as the rookie has notched 10 points (3G-7A) in just four games.

Injury Report: Edmonton is missing Cam Barker (ankle), Andy Sutton (groin), and Corey Potter (ankle). ... In Colorado defenseman Erik Johnson is sidelined with a groin injury while wingers Mark Olver (head) and Peter Mueller (concussion) have been on injured reserve since early October.

Stat Pack: The Avs' Chuck Kobasew is just one goal shy of his 100th career goal.

Puck Drop: "I'll continue to tweak things to try and find the right (combinations)," Joe Sacco told the Denver Post, "but after a while you can only change so much. ... Sooner or later, you have to go out and you have to do it."



Song for Sacco:


GO LIONS GO!


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11-25-2011, 11:58 PM
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Good GDT, but we should look out for RNH than Hall imo.

Hunwick or Elliott?

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I doubt they would call Elliott to sit him. Hunwick deserves some starts aswell imo. He was good the other day.

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Nice GDT, keep up the pride.

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Good GDT, but we should look out for RNH than Hall imo.

Hunwick or Elliott?
Thanks.

Last game the hype was for RNH and Lando so I thought I would give this game to Hall and Duchene.

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11-26-2011, 12:02 AM
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5-1 Oilers

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Makes sense.

8-4 Oilers

RNH: 2 goals, 3 assists
Smyth: 3 goals, 1 assist
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Duchene: 2 goals, 1 assist
Elliott: 1 assist

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Avs will win and Sacco gets an extra week of employment.

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Game against the NW, we'll probably get smoked. There's literally no point in having a Mcleod-Gali-Jones line, what exactly is that supposed to accomplish.

I think they should try (and give it some time to settle):

Galiardi-Duchene-Hejduk
Landeskog-Stastny-Jones
Yip/Porter-O'reilly-Winnik
Mcleod-McClement-Kobasew

Staz&Jones need to be together, so do Duchene&Duke. Landeskog and Duchene don't complement each other at all, whereas Lando is the type of winger that Staz tends to thrive with. I put Gali with Duchene and Hejduk to give them some tenacity on the forecheck, someone who can retrieve the puck and give them a little more room to make plays.

Hoping to see Elliott in tomorrow; maybe put him with Hejda. Takes puck movement responsibilities away from Jan, and gives Stef a vet to clean up some of his mistakes. LH/RH works out too.

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Well, Sherman can't rightly fire the coach if he's losing with Matt frickin' Hunwick in the lineup. That's like putting money on a fat guy in a 100yd dash and getting pissed when he finishes last.

It's a divisional game, so I'm none too hopeful. Even with all the injuries besetting Edmonton's blueline.

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vs.
CBC/ALT
5 PM MST/4 PM PST



LINES

Ryan Smyth - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Jordan Eberle
Taylor Hall - Sam Gagner - Ales Hemsky
Ryan Jones - Shawn Horcoff - Anton Lander
Darcy Hordichuk - Eric Belanger - Lennart Petrell

Ladislav Smid - Tom Gilbert
Theo Peckham - Jeff Petry
Alex Plante - Colten Teubert

Devan Dubnyk
Nikolai Khabibulin

Injuries:

Andy Sutton
Corey Potter
Ryan Whitney
Cam Barker

Leading Scorers:

Ryan Smyth - 12 G 12 A 24 P
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - 10 G 14 A 24 P
Jordan Eberle - 7 G 16 A 23 P



LINES

Matt Duchene - Paul Stastny - Milan Hejduk
Gabriel Landeskog - Ryan O'Reilly - Daniel Winnik
Cody McLeod - T.J. Galiardi - David Jones
Porter/Lindstrom/Yip - Jay McClement - Chuck Kobasew

Kyle Quincey - Shane O'Brien
Jan Hejda - Ryan Wilson
Matt Hunwick - Ryan O'Byrne
Hopefully Elliott is somewhere in there.

Semyon Varlamov
J.S. Giguere

Injuries:

Peter Mueller
Erik Johnson
Mark Olver

Leading Scorers:

Matt Duchene - 9 G 7 A 16 P
Kyle Quincey - 3 G 11 A 14 P
Milan Hejduk - 7 G 6 A 13 P
Paul Stastny - 6 G 7 A 13 P


Players to Watch:


Taylor Hall
Matt Duchene
7 G 11 A 18 P
9 G 7 A 16 P

Preview:

OILERS (12-8-2) at AVALANCHE (9-12-1)

TV: CBC, ALT (HD)

Last 10: Edmonton 4-6-0, Colorado 2-7-1

Season Series: This is the second meeting of six between the Avalanche and Oilers this season. In their first contest on Oct. 28, Edmonton prevailed, 3-1. In six meetings last year they split the season series, 3-3.

Big Story: Colorado looks to turn around its struggles at home as the Avalanche play host to the red-hot Oilers on Saturday.

Team Scope:

Edmonton: The Oilers snapped a 17-game winless streak at the Xcel Energy Center with a 5-2 win over the Wild on Friday, picking up two points against the Northwest Division leader. Five different Oilers recorded two-point performances in the victory, including Ryan Nugent-Hopkins who notched a pair of goals.

"We're really proud of this win, we thought we played really well from start to finish," second-year forward Taylor Hall said. "We did all the little things from start to finish and we closed out a game which is a huge feat, especially against a team that is at the top of the conference, so we're feeling very good right now."

This victory comes after 6-2 win over the Predators on Tuesday and puts the Oilers in sixth in the Western Conference and second in the Northwest Division despite a brief four-game skid that slowed them down earlier in the month.

Colorado: Things are looking dim in Colorado as the Avalanche continue to struggle to win at home and are in the midst of a season-long eight-game homestand. This struggle was emphasized on Wednesday night when Colorado was shut out by division rival Vancouver, 3-0.

Although the Avalanche continually outshoot their opponents in every game, they have struggled to convert on scoring chances, have been shut out three times this season and are 1-5 in their last five games.

"We're on home ice; it should be easy for us to play on this ice," center Paul Stastny said. "We're well rested and I don't think there are any distractions. We can't score goals. The frustrations are pretty high. We have to find a way. We have to look at ourselves, everyone, and play for the guy next to each other and find a way to get goals."

Perhaps Colorado will receive a spark from some new line combinations as Matt Duchene skated on a line with Paul Stastny and Milan Hejduk in Friday's practice.

Who's Hot: Nugent-Hopkins continues to live up to the hype as the rookie has notched 10 points (3G-7A) in just four games.

Injury Report: Edmonton is missing Cam Barker (ankle), Andy Sutton (groin), and Corey Potter (ankle). ... In Colorado defenseman Erik Johnson is sidelined with a groin injury while wingers Mark Olver (head) and Peter Mueller (concussion) have been on injured reserve since early October.

Stat Pack: The Avs' Chuck Kobasew is just one goal shy of his 100th career goal.

Puck Drop: "I'll continue to tweak things to try and find the right (combinations)," Joe Sacco told the Denver Post, "but after a while you can only change so much. ... Sooner or later, you have to go out and you have to do it."



Song for Sacco:


GO LIONS GO!
Very good thank for the streams

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Very good thank for the streams
The game will be on Hockey Night in Canada so if you are a Canadian resident you can watch the game on CBC.ca which will have a more clear stream than those other sites.

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The game will be on Hockey Night in Canada so if you are a Canadian resident you can watch the game on CBC.ca which will have a more clear stream than those other sites.
Yes i know and its HD ,but from the streams we can also see boxing n ufc live,thx again it appreciated

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Oiler fan here and just letting you know firstly that Ryan Whitney played today vs Minnesota and is back in the lineup. Plante was sent down to the minors.

Also, the top 2 forward lines are:

Smyth-RNH-Eberle
Hall-Horcoff-Hemsky

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Oiler fan here and just letting you know firstly that Ryan Whitney played today vs Minnesota and is back in the lineup. Plante was sent down to the minors.

Also, the top 2 forward lines are:

Smyth-RNH-Eberle
Hall-Horcoff-Hemsky
Thanks, I just went by the Current lines thread on the Trade Rumours/Proposals forum.

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Thanks, I just went by the Current lines thread on the Trade Rumours/Proposals forum.
No problem.

Looking forward to the game! We need to continue building on the past week and need the win. Will be tough as you guys have some good young forwards.

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No problem.

Looking forward to the game! We need to continue building on the past week and need the win. Will be tough as you guys have some good young forwards.
lol. It will be about as tough as breathing. Our team is so bad. 0-6 against the NW, including 3 losses to the Flames, who are somehow below us in the standings. If you watched the last Vancouver game, you should know that we are flat-out just broken.

Just be glad your management took care of your team, and didn't gamble. They just built until you guys were ready to break out. Hope you guys make the playoffs because your young guys are fun to watch.

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lol. It will be about as tough as breathing. Our team is so bad. 0-6 against the NW, including 3 losses to the Flames, who are somehow below us in the standings. If you watched the last Vancouver game, you should know that we are flat-out just broken.

Just be glad your management took care of your team, and didn't gamble. They just built until you guys were ready to break out. Hope you guys make the playoffs because your young guys are fun to watch.
The Oilers enjoy ending losing streaks this year.

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Very good thank for the streams
You just had to quote the whole post?

But I agree, very good opening post.

"Big Story: Colorado looks to turn around its struggles at home as the Avalanche play host to the red-hot Oilers on Saturday."

This on I disagree with. The big story is that will Avs continue their mission for being swept by the NW Division. 6 down, 18 to go.

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By the way, if Svensson is not injured and not in Oilers lines, then where is he?

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Press box.

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Sounds great to me! Avs could learn something from there.

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lol. It will be about as tough as breathing. Our team is so bad. 0-6 against the NW, including 3 losses to the Flames, who are somehow below us in the standings. If you watched the last Vancouver game, you should know that we are flat-out just broken.

Just be glad your management took care of your team, and didn't gamble. They just built until you guys were ready to break out. Hope you guys make the playoffs because your young guys are fun to watch.
We are 3-2-2 against the NW. The thing about our team is that there will be games that we should win, that we just stink it up. The Ottawa and Dallas games come to mind. Lost 5-2 to Ottawa where we sucked and 4-1 to Dallas earlier this week where we were terrible. Dallas had lost 5 straight and then beat us. 3 out of the last 4 games have been solid with 9-2, 6-2 and 5-2 wins over the Hawks, Preds and Wild, but by no means is the game this afternoon a sure thing. If we play how we did in those 3 games I like our chances, but that is the thing.....will we? I expect a close game. Sucking or not as a team, Duchene/Landeskog/Stastny/Hejduk......those guys can create offense and are dangerous. Game can go either way IMO. Oh and Colorado is the only of the 4 other teams in the NW that is tolerable IMO. Calgary and Vancouver are my 2 most hated teams in the league in that order and Minnesota just annoys me.

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