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01-21-2012, 09:08 AM
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Oilers vs Flames (Oh the Humanity!)

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OILERS: 17-25-4
VS Flames: 22-20-6



Game Day: Saturday, January 21st, 2012
Game Time: 8:00pm mtn
Radio: 630 Ched.
TV: CBC
Location: Jock Sniffer place











Smyth - Gagner - Hemsky
Jones - Horcoff - Eberle
Eager - Belanger - Green
Hordichuk - O'Marra - Lander

Smid - Potter
Teubert - Sutton
Peckham - Petry

Khabibulin
Dubnyk








Cammalleri - Backlund - Iginla
Comeau - Jokinen - Jackman
Kostopolous - Jones - Stempniak
Bouma - Horak - Stajan

Boumeester - Butler
Giordano - Hannan
Brodie - Sarich

Kiprusoff





LAST 10: Calgary 4-4-2; Edmonton 2-7-1

Season Series: This will be the fourth of six meetings between the two Northwest Division rivals. Calgary won the first three editions of the Battle of Alberta this season, outscoring Edmonton 10-4 in those games.

Big Story: While the Flames jockey for playoff positioning, their provincial rivals continue to deal with a rash of injuries to their top young players.

Team Scope:

Flames: Calgary is in its home province but not its home arena as it wraps up a three-game trip. After visiting Edmonton, Calgary will head home for a rematch with the Sharks prior to the All-Star Game, so a solid outing will go a long way for the Flames who will want to feel good about their game as the month of January ends. The road trip so far as ended in a pair of 2-1 shootout decisions -- a loss at San Jose on Tuesday and a win at Los Angeles two nights later.

"It was a gritty game," captain Jarome Iginla said. "They played well defensively, especially after the first period. We only had a few shots, but we just stayed with it and didn't get flustered."

Oilers: Times have been tough for the Oilers since the New Year; Edmonton has lost seven of its nine games-- as well as three of its top young players. Taylor Hall joined the injured list on Tuesday when he suffered a severe laceration to his forehead during the warmup Tuesday in Columbus after a collision with a teammate. He needed 30 stitches and sat out against the Jackets and two nights later against St. Louis. The Oilers could have used Hall -- they wound up losing 1-0 to the Blues despite a 37-save performance by Nikolai Khabibulin.

Who's Hot: Iginla has five points in as many games for the Flames, including a two-game point streak and a three-point outing. … Khabibulin has held the fort for the Oilers, who have allowed at least 33 shots against in four of their past five games.

Injury Report: For the Flames, Curtis Glencross (knee), Brendan Morrison (upper body), and Henrik Karlsson (knee) are day-to-day, while Alex Tanguay (upper body) is week-to-week and David Moss (ankle) is out indefinitely. … Hall, Eric Belanger and Ryan Whitney are day-to-day for the Oilers, while Ryan Nugent-Hopkins remains out until early February and top scorer Jordan Eberle .

Stat Pack: The Battle of Alberta, one of the NHL's great rivalries since the Flames moved to Calgary in 1980, has become a one-sided affair. The Flames have won the last eight games since being blanked in the 2010-11 opener for both teams, and 15 of the last 16. Calgary has won 10 in a row at the Scotiabank Saddledome -- including 2-1 and 3-0 wins this season.

Puck Drop: Flames coach Brent Sutter on the rendezvous with the Oilers:

""We go back up to cold weather (Edmonton) and we've got to do the same thing up there," he said. "We have a certain way we have to play. It allows us to have success when we do it the right way and again, you need goaltending and (Kiprusoff)'s gonna be there for us."

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This could well be where the worm turns for the fanbase.

The crowd will be fueled by booze on a Saturday night, in a nationally televised game against our hated rivals.

The face of our franchise has been bisected by a scar that is longer than the stretch of highway connecting the province's two largest cities, inflicted by a teammate during warm up.

If the score gets out of hand, things could get very fugly.

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I really have no hope after we lost to CBJ...

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4-0 Flames.

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Gonna be a busy night for the mods and a loooong night for fans of good hockey.

Go, Oilers. Go.

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cammalleri is going to kill us

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It can't get any worse...so I'm praying that we actually come out to play hockey tonight. I'm also prepared to be disappointed though.

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Most of my friends are Flames fans, and I hate it!!!

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3-1 flames with an empty netter.

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6-0 Oilers. Green and Horcoff with hat tricks

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Is Hall still out?

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Is Hall still out?
I was gonna just ask.
I PVR'd the game...if he's not in, might not even bother

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Speculation on CHED today was that they will hold him out till after the All Star break .
He wants to play but no way they should let him .

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Flames have won how many times in a row?

I'd love for the Oilers to break that streak, but I just don't see it happening


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trap game for the Flames. I say it's anyones game, comes down to a 1 goal contest. Maybe even OT.

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Is Magnus not playing? This organization is going to completely ruin him!

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01-21-2012, 11:23 AM
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Lines on the Oilers site are:

Hall-Gagner-Hemsky
Smyth-Horcoff-Jones
Lander-Belanger-Pajaarvi
Green-O'Marra-Eager

Belanger is day-to-day, so might be a pre-game call. I'd bet that Hall plays tonight - main concern appears to be the possibility of infection.

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Lines on the Oilers site are:

Hall-Gagner-Hemsky
Smyth-Horcoff-Jones
Lander-Belanger-Pajaarvi
Green-O'Marra-Eager

Belanger is day-to-day, so might be a pre-game call. I'd bet that Hall plays tonight - main concern appears to be the possibility of infection.
No Eberle...?

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Lines on the Oilers site are:

Hall-Gagner-Hemsky
Smyth-Horcoff-Jones
Lander-Belanger-Pajaarvi
Green-O'Marra-Eager

Belanger is day-to-day, so might be a pre-game call. I'd bet that Hall plays tonight - main concern appears to be the possibility of infection.
I'm guessing they'd be more concerned with the possibility of him splitting the cut open again. Although an infection is the worst possible outcome, but I don't see them sitting him because of it.

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Lines on the Oilers site are:

Hall-Gagner-Hemsky
Smyth-Horcoff-Jones
Lander-Belanger-Pajaarvi
Green-O'Marra-Eager

Belanger is day-to-day, so might be a pre-game call. I'd bet that Hall plays tonight - main concern appears to be the possibility of infection.
Do we ever need Nuge and Eberle back. Ugh. We might stand a chance if we could make that second line our third line without screwing anything else up. Toss Pajaarvi with RNH and Eberle when they are healthy, keep that first line as our second, bump down the Smyth line to the third line, and throw our Lander-Belanger-Eager as the 4th. Stupid injuries.

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Is Magnus not playing? This organization is going to completely ruin him!
Magnus didn't even play that bad besides that one bad pass on the PP. Can't believe they're scratching him for Hordichuk.

Also, 5-2 Flames, we have no hope for this one.

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has hall even played a game against the flames this season? it seems he is always injured when the oil play them.

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Hey boys & girls it's time for another Flamers gurantee night.

Here's what I've come to expect:
- lack of intensity and focus despite playing arch rivals
- veteran players to shrink 8 inches and not lead this team against arch rivals
- goofy coaching decisions to either not dress the few, the brave on this lineup and/or to simply choke off their oxygen/game time on the bench while Flamers assert themselves on team softy
- kipper will be brilliant camouflaging a lottery team who look & play like Cup contenders against their arch rivals
- Iginlia will score, beat up or Gordie Howe Hattrick his hometown team
- the Oil d will make some Flamer 4th liner look like Ovechkin or Crosby

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No Eberle...?
Maybe they got eberle and hall mixed up or something. Regardless of which kid plays keep him the hell away from horcoff.

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No way they let Hall play. Kid looks like Frankenstein. Pretty sure the prescribed treatment for a massive head wound isn't to stick a tight, sweaty hockey helmet on it 4 days later and bounce it off NHL defenseman/boards/goal posts for 3 hours. No Hall till Nuge returns, I'm guessing.

Ug. This game tonight is gonna be so ugly.

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