the missed call from yesterday from the high stick by Kopitar. Solid work refs.
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High stick from yesterday's game in LA on Ryan Whitney drew blood. Today it turned into a black eye. pic.twitter.com/ivGDLheGKl
Will J. Schultz be returning? Promise? Because it feels like he's been gone for like 20 games now.
Can't help but think he's burnt out. For a guy that's played ~40 games a season for the past three years, coming in and playing 34 games in the AHL and then 38 in the NHL must be tough for him. And on top of that, how much more physically demanding both leagues are.
I will enjoy eating their hate with a spoon and drinking their tears with a straw. There are players on that team and diehard fans that would love to see something legitimately bad happen to him and I love it. Will feel nice for once to be the villain going in somewhere instead of the lowly Oilers. Early in the game it will be so intense. Ducks fans have been waiting a long time for this.
I would love it if he goes out there and throws a big game on them like Tyler Seguin did the first few times he played the Leafs. But the young fella looks out of gas and has for some time.
I think this will come down to goaltending. Unless ours is much better than theirs we have no chance. They will get theirs they have a nice forward group all through the lines.
Their D is really slow and not great. Theyve been living off big offense and hot goaltending. If we can spread things out and run things quickly we have a chance. If we dont win today the chance at the playoffs is really done.
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We are getting this game live on Cable sport here in Australia. It is a rarity to get an Oilers game over here, with the start time being 12.30pm Tuesday local time
It will be nice to see an Oilers game here!!
That's awesome, when I first moved to WA I never saw a game anywhere other than my laptop for half a year. Then one evening when taking a trip to Margret River I saw a TV in a pub playing a Leafs-Sabres game. I turned around and sat facing the bar while everyone at my table was facing the opposite way watching a band play. They all thought I was weird but it was such a beautiful sight.
Well not only is this a game that we need to keep in the playoff race, but it's a game that we have to show that we can beat the ducks. With 2 more games against them later in the month we have to be able to beat this team.
We need to be particularly careful because we are facing a shut down dman who is the plus minus leader in the league (+26) and one of the best 3rd line center/wing swing men who has 12 goals and is + 16. Tough task ahead of us.