Game 35 Battle of Alberta Edmonton + 12 Calgary -10
Game 35 for the oilers, who are riding a 3 game win streak and sit one point out of the playoffs--but tied with pile of team in that situation.
Hall is coming off his third career hat trick
Gagner leads the oilers with 13 goals and Hall in pts with 34
This is both teams last game before the deadline and if the twitter twits are to believed, both teams could be active before the deadline Wednesday--but for different reasons.
Nearly all vet flames are on the block and with the oilers they have a few soon to be UFAs who are reportedly being shopped. Depending one what happens between this game and the games being played tuesday night--oilers could go from buyers to sellers or be decide to let her ride for the season with the players they have.
Of not on this three game winning streak is that the Oilers have had two shut outs and have out scored the bad guys by 13-4
If we win this one, Tambo has no choice but to acquire someone to aid our roster. That would be some kind of **** if we're tied for 8th on deadline day and we trade Whitney/Hemsky. Great message to the young guys - if we're close to the playoffs, **** the playoffs.
If we come out focused and play a full 60 min, then we have a good chance of taking this game. If we take them lightly at all, we will lose. There are no easy games in the NHL. The team that wants it the most usually wins and the flames will be motivated to be spoilers. Better bring your "A" game boys.
I don't think losing Iggy is as bad as losing smyth was for us. I was in tears when it happened (at least when I watched the interview).
Iggy's press conference wasn't even close to as emotional. I think part of the reason was because Iggy had more time to come to terms with the fact he was traded, as opposed to Smyth who thought that if he held out more, he would get the money he was asking for (which I believe was in the 6 M range on a longer deal).
My point (before going on my tangent) is that I don't think the Flames are as distraught as we were. Our team literally collapsed after that - winning only 2 of 20 I believe. I don't think that will happen to Calgary.
Plus, if memory serves me right, one of our two wins was actually in the last game of the season against Calgary. If there's anyone that should be worried about the Flames giving it 200%, it should be us. I mean, sure, they'll lose to columbus, but they will be trying these upcoming two games. I have no doubt about it, and I am worried.