G70 2016-17: BRUINS AT OILERS

The 1971-72 Boston Bruins were probably my favorite, kind of a tight race between the 1970 Stanley team and the two that followed. The 1972 team also won Stanley, with all kinds of interesting stories (Ted Green missed the 1969-70 season so this was his first Stanley, Carol Vadnais came over from the Seals late in the season and I always liked him, Garnet Bailey was from just down the road so that was cool) past Bobby Orr, the Esposito line and the goalie tandem of Gerry Cheevers and Eddie Johnston. My recollection of the lines and pairings:

  • Wayne Cashman-Phil Esposito-Kenny Hodge
  • Johnny Bucyk-Fred Stanfield-Johnny McKenzie
  • Mike Walton-Derek Sanderson-Eddie  Westfall
  • Garnet Bailey and Don Marcotte extra forwards (who would play, but no 4 line in 1972)
  • Dallas Smith-Bobby Orr
  • Don Awrey-Carol Vadnais (Vadnais was playing with Smith but it didn’t work)
  • Ted Green (who didn’t play all of the games)
  • Gerry Cheevers (Eddie Johnston)

I  loved that team, and a big damned bunch of them jumped to the WHA that summer. Gerry Cheevers, Ted Green, Derek Sanderson and Johnny McKenzie all bolted to the new league and Milt Schmidt didn’t protect Daniel Bouchard in the expansion draft. Orr’s knees were a big worry fall 1972, but I knew they would be back for another Stanley. Four years later, Bobby Orr was in Chicago and his career was pretty much over. The Bruins did win Stanley though, in 2011, 39 years removed from 1972. The Stanley doesn’t come around often, and for Oilers fans of a certain vintage, the playoffs would be a fairly new experience. I can’t wait! Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, still work to do.

LOVE THAT DIRTY WATER, YEAR OVER YEAR

  • Oilers in October 2015: 4-8-0, goal differential -7
  • Oilers in October 2016: 7-2-0, goal differential +10
  • Oilers in November 2015: 4-7-2, goal differential -6
  • Oilers in November 2016: 5-8-2 goal differential -3
  • Oilers in December 2015: 7-6-1, goal differential -9
  • Oilers in December 2016: 7-2-5, goal differential +3
  • Oilers in January 2016: 4-5-2, goal differential -5
  • Oilers in January 2017: 9-4-1, goal differential +8
  • Oilers in February 2016: 3-8-2, goal differential -18
  • Oilers in February 2017: 6-6-0, goal differential -2
  • Oilers in March 2016: 8-8-0, goal differential +5
  • Oilers in March 2017: 2-2-1, goal differential +1
  • Oilers after 69, 2015-16: 26-36-7, goal differential -39
  • Oilers after 69, 2016-17: 36-24-9, goal differential +17

G70 last season was a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Wild, winning goal Connor McDavid. Including tonight, the Oilers would go 5-7-1 to finish 31-43-8. If the Oilers finished the same way, their final record would be 41-31-10, 92 points. The expectation would be a stronger run, that’s why they play the games.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM MARCH

  • At home to: Detroit, NY Islanders, Pittsburgh, Montreal (Expected: 2-2-0) (Actual 1-2-1)
  • At home to: Dallas, Boston, Vancouver, Los Angeles (Expected: 3-1-0) (Actual 1-0-0)
  • On the road to: Anaheim, Colorado (Expected: 1-1-0) (Actual: 0-0-0)
  • At home to: Colorado, Los Angeles, San Jose (Expected 1-1-1) (Actual: 0-0-0)
  • Overall expected result: 7-5-1, 15 points in 13 games
  • Current results: 2-2-1, 5 points in 5 games

The week of BIG continues with the Bruins in town to play Edmonton. Should the Oilers win tonight, the expectation for the month overall clicks back into place like the Lego of our youth.

GOD’S FLASHLIGHT, REGULARS (250+ mins)

The two things I want to know about forwards: 5×5/60 scoring and quality of competition. Woodmoney is giving us a really good look at qual comp, for this season the Nuge line and McDavid line are playing the toughs.

  1. Connor McDavid 2.60
  2. Tyler Pitlick 2.27
  3. Zack Kassian 1.87
  4. Patrick Maroon 1.78
  5. Leon Draisaitl 1.71
  6. Mark Letestu 1.58
  7. Jordan Eberle 1.57
  8. Jesse Puljujarvi 1.47
  9. Anton Slepyshev 1.45
  10. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 1.40
  11. Matt Hendricks 1.20
  12. Milan Lucic 1.19
  13. Benoit Pouliot 1.04
  14. Drake Cagguila 0.94
  15. Source

McDavid ranks No. 8 among forwards and Zack Kassian is enjoying a helluva run now. Maroon and Draisaitl have faded a little but will finish with handsome boxcars courtesy help from 97. Mark Letestu has had a good year and I have to give credit to Jordan Eberle for scrambling and then saving his year with hard work and natural skill. Nuge and Lucic are still peddling and will be needed in the coming games that may include the playoffs. Benoit Pouliot’s goal is hopefully a sign of things to come.

THIS SUMMER

I think a reasonable plan of action would have been spending this season bringing along Jesse Puljujarvi and Leon Draisaitl on the skill lines this year, then (if necessary) trading one of RNH or Eberle in the summer to make the money work. One problem. Jesse Puljujarvi is not an established NHL player yet, so the Oilers would be vulnerable on RW moving forward. I think we might see the Oilers deal Nuge before Eberle, which wasn’t my feeling entering the season. Hopefully neither man has to go this summer.

BLUE BAYOU

The Woodmoney shows five men (Russell, Sekera, Larsson, Klefbom, Benning) are at similar levels in terms of qual comp, suggesting that Todd McLellan has two pairings he trusts about equally. I like using Corsi and Corsi Rel, and then factoring in the qual comp on those numbers. Today, I am going to  list those numbers and then another set.

CORSI (CORSI REL) 5×5 OILERS DEFENSE

  1. Matt Benning 52.8 (3.5)
  2. Darnell Nurse 52.3 (1.9)
  3. Eric Gryba 51.9 (1.7)
  4. Oscar Klefbom 50.7 (0.7)
  5. Adam Larsson 50.0 (-0.5)
  6. Andrej Sekera 49.7 (-0.5)
  7. Kris Russell 46.4 (-6.0)

Fascinating. This is 400+ minutes from the defensemen, Matt Benning is a fantastic rookie. Three of the regular top 4D are hovering around 50 percent, while Kris Russell is well behind. His Fenwick numbers (48.2, -3.9) are much better, and then there are the goals-against/60 numbers. Darnell Nurse has improved a lot from his rookie season, we will go in depth during the upcoming RE (still not sure of the music, please send in your choices).

GA/60 5X5 OILERS DEFENSE

  1. Kris Russell 1.68
  2. Andrej Sekera 1.82
  3. Matt Benning 2.13
  4. Eric Gryba 2.21
  5. Adam Larsson 2.29
  6. Darnell Nurse 2.40
  7. Oscar Klefbom 2.57
  8. Source

What I believe is that the GA60 5×5 will regress if the Corsi possession number remains that low for Kris Russell. That said, if I am Kris Russell’s agent I am laminating this puppy for the negotiations to come.

STANDINGS

Good news so far this week but we have miles to go. If the Oilers win tonight, they will leapfrog the Calgary Flames. That could be short lived, because the Flames play Buffalo tomorrow night. The Sabres play the Kings tonight, so LAK could be within six points of the Oilers by the time we reach midnight. The Blues play San  Jose, so a STL loss combined with an Oilers win and LAK loss would mean EDM up by 10 points over Los Angeles and six points north of the Blues by this time tomorrow morning. It is a big night.

COLLEGE FREE AGENTS

Plenty of free agents still to be signed this spring and summer, I will have Kirk Luedeke from Red Line Report on this morning to discuss names like Mike Vecchione, Neal Pionk, Mitch Hults and CJ Smith.

This is a helluva tweet, one worth remembering should it come to pass. I haven’t seen this mentioned anywhere, but if JP turns into anything close to Pastrnak as a scorer, Oilers fans should be over the moon.

LOWDOWN WITH LOWETIDE

At 10 this morning, we hit the grounding running, TSN1260. Scheduled to appear:

  • Bruce McCurdy, Cult of Hockey. Podcast star takes a timeout to talk about the big game tonight, Oilers ideal first-round opponent and strong finishes from Eberle and Kassian.
  • Kirk Luedeke, Red Line Report. Bruins are pushing for the postseason with a mixture of old and new, plus many quality college free agents remain.
  • Frank Seravalli, TSN. How many strong candidates for the Hart? Plus the Metropolitan playoff race is suddenly interesting again.

10-1260 text, @Lowetide on twitter.

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  1. hunter1909 says:

    This is the GREATEST game ever since 2006.

  2. GMB3 says:

    Like I said, boat race.

  3. hunter1909 says:

    Boston look like old men against the McLotteries.

  4. Ice Sage says:

    “There will be goals”

    All Hail Woodguy…

  5. --hudson-- says:

    This is why I hate being an Oilers fan. It all started with the miracle on manchester

  6. hunter1909 says:

    Boston with the chip plays.

  7. hunter1909 says:

    Spotted a 3-0 lead and I’m always in.

    Boston hasn’t looked much tonight.

    If the Oilers blow it tonight, yipes it still is “safe” with t 2 goal cushion, so…

  8. Melvis says:

    Melvis, what do you want for the 90th birthday?

    A truckload of depends, the Boost snack bar on one side of the bed and the bidet on the other side.

    Lowe and MacT in an old folks home not named Rogers Place.

    And a reminder the 3 goal lead doesn’t mean what you think it means.

  9. Lowetide says:

    Slepyshev scored.

  10. JDï™ says:

    That started with Nurse!

  11. treevojo says:

    Good answer.

    Nice hands

  12. jp says:

    O. M. G.

  13. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    Hell yeah!! Got it back!!!

  14. LMHF#1 says:

    Thanks for comin out Russell. That was a horrible play.

    Slepyshev showing exactly where he belongs. Beauty.

  15. spoiler says:

    Sleppy is slippery

  16. Rich M says:

    Hmmm. Slepyshev w/McDavid?

    Nice.

  17. geowal says:

    So the Oilers have 24 players on their roster. Do the rosters expand after the deadline? To what? How about in playoffs?

    And, yay Slapy!

  18. Oil2Oilers says:

    That Slepyshev guy is strictly a 4th liner and should not be playing with McDavid 😉

  19. GMB3 says:

    Fuck ya sleppy!!!!! From McDavid!

  20. JDï™ says:

    I’m sorry, but Chara needs a stick to the teeth. Right to the teeth.

  21. The Trade Guy says:

    I complain about shitty hockey but this is a fun game and that last goal was my fave goal with the coolest oilers involved.

  22. Strapping Jocks says:

    Anyone have a link for this game???!

  23. spoiler says:

    If there isn’t an extra 2 here for Z…

  24. GMB3 says:

    6 goals, two fights, what a dandy!!!

  25. LMHF#1 says:

    Elbows up gents.

    The Bruins have always known how to play in the alley.

  26. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    Sneaky chara is…

  27. The Trade Guy says:

    Chara is one of the toughest dudes to play the game but that was a soft as shit move by him. Hang’em up old man.

  28. GMB3 says:

    Chara’s reaction was priceless

  29. The Hermit says:

    Dirty Chara, refused the fight then grabbed Kass as he was skating away.

  30. geowal says:

    Oh how the world has changed when I see Kassian as the class act in a dispute with Chara…

  31. JDï™ says:

    Crazy Pedestrian:
    Sneaky chara is…

    an arse.

  32. flyfish1168 says:

    Just lost all respect for Chara. That is an Avery move.

  33. Ice Sage says:

    GMB3:
    6 goals, two fights, what a dandy!!!

    Hear hear, frigg playoff hockey preparation

  34. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    Almost made it 5-2 there at the end of the period…

  35. jake70 says:

    The Trade Guy:
    Chara is one of the toughest dudes to play the game but that was a soft as shit move by him. Hang’em up old man.

    Chara taking pointers from Avery (remember the Smid debacle in NY)

  36. Bag of Pucks says:

    Hella entertaining game. Will Lucic drop them against his old club? Chara seems to need an attitude adjustment.

  37. treevojo says:

    Old Ebs would have put the nail in the coffin there.

    Good work by looch

  38. jake70 says:

    treevojo:
    Old Ebs would have put the nail in the coffin there.

    Good work by looch

    14 made a nice contribution on a goal at the other end…….

  39. The Trade Guy says:

    jake70: Chara taking pointers from Avery (remember the Smid debacle in NY)

    I hated the eastern media clowning on Smid on that one.

  40. LMHF#1 says:

    Bag of Pucks:
    Hella entertaining game. Will Lucic drop them against his old club? Chara seems to need an attitude adjustment.

    Forget dropping them.

    If he’s going to pull that crap, it’s stick between the legs, hand in the back, face in the glass for him.

  41. Pouzar says:

    JDï™:
    That started with Nurse!

    Better believe it!

  42. treevojo says:

    jake70: 14made a nice contribution on a goal at the other end…….

    Certainly got caught puck watching.

    Hard to say who’s responsibility Marchand was on that play.

    2 d behind the net.

    Somewhat of a broken play on a lazy line change.

    Maybe one of the system experts will know for sure.

  43. Lowetide says:

    Oilers ahead in all three disciplines: 4-2, 14-9 shots, 22-15 Corsi for 5×5 percentage.

  44. Pouzar says:

    I love Kassian. That is all. Balls of Steel.

  45. JDï™ says:

    Pouzar: Better believe it!

    I bleeve! I bleeve!

    Now, have we seen Seksy after the SN guys said he limped to the bench?

  46. Pouzar says:

    Lowetide:
    Oilers ahead in all three disciplines: 4-2, 14-9 shots, 22-15 Corsi for 5×5 percentage.

    Up huge in Faceoffs as well

  47. JDï™ says:

    treevojo: Hard to say

    Chara activating on Rustle was the start of a series of unfortunate events.

  48. Woodguy v2.0 says:

    Woodguy v2.0,

    BOS at EDM – BOS is the second hottest team in the NHL and they just beat the hottest team last night. They’re not doing it with goaltending though.
    BOS is 13-3-0 in their last 16 games and over that time have had .9104 SV%, but are scoring 3.93 GF/60 (all situations)
    There should be goals. GOOILERS!! *clap,clap*

    BOS at EDM – I’m betting there will be goals. Don’t care if BOS is tired, they can score and so can EDM on this team.

    Happiness is putting the credit line on the over and the game is 4-2 for the good guys after one.

  49. Woodguy v2.0 says:

    treevojo: Certainly got caught puck watching.

    Hard to say who’s responsibility Marchand was on that play.

    2 d behind the net.

    Somewhat of a broken play on a lazy line change.

    Maybe one of the system experts will know for sure.

    The RHD doesn’t need to leave the front of the net there as they have BOS outmanned at the puck.

    4 was the RHD and wandered.

    14 was close, but it wasn’t his man.

  50. Pouzar says:

    Slepy 9-1 Corgis

  51. JDï™ says:

    Woodguy v2.0: on the over

    What’s the line – 6.5?

  52. The Trade Guy says:

    Seriously if I was building my cool mans Oiler team it would include Nurse, Sleppy and McDavid. I loved that goal.

  53. russ99 says:

    Woodguy v2.0: The RHD doesn’t need to leave the front of the net there as they have BOS outmanned at the puck.

    4 was the RHD and wandered.

    14 was close, but it wasn’t his man.

    When Russell is covering the puck carrier behind the net and Sekera leaves the crease to chase and cover nobody, how is Russell at fault,

    Nobody sticks to the left to right, if you drop cover someone is supposed to rotate to pick it up, had Russell dropped coverage and moved back to the crease he’d be at fault, but he didn’t.

  54. Crushelnyski says:

    Pouzar,

    Boston feed if you don’t want to hear Remenda
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re40UMVfHxU

  55. treevojo says:

    Woodguy v2.0: The RHD doesn’t need to leave the front of the net there as they have BOS outmanned at the puck.

    4 was the RHD and wandered.

    14 was close, but it wasn’t his man.

    So did you take my advice and bet your not huge wood house?

  56. Yak Efron says:

    The Oilers should arrange for Maroons’ kid to be at every game.

  57. Strapping Jocks says:

    Thanks Pouzar and Crushelnyski!

  58. hunter1909 says:

    Nurse shows up and instantly leads the Oilers defence

  59. Pouzar says:

    Crushelnyski:
    Pouzar,

    Boston feed if you don’t want to hear Remenda
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re40UMVfHxU

    Thank you sir!

  60. treevojo says:

    Toronto has to be loving tonight’s results.

    Eastern media will be beaming tomorrow.

  61. Lowetide says:

    I like that Slepyshev looked around and then shot. Prime scoring area and you’re not goingto get a better look by passing. The kid is having a nice game.

  62. Lowetide says:

    I think that might be Pouliot again.

  63. LMHF#1 says:

    WHHHEEEEEEEEE!

    Why did I skip this game….

  64. treevojo says:

    Keep them coming!

  65. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    I’m having a great time watching this game!!!!

    Chased another goalie!!!

    GO OILERS GO!!!

  66. geowal says:

    This is fun

  67. JDï™ says:

    Lowetide: The kid is having a nice game.

    Slepyshot: A wrist shot that sounds like a slap shot.

    #heavyhockey

  68. GMB3 says:

    What year is it?

  69. Pouzar says:

    Rask chased?

    Me likey!

  70. Crushelnyski says:

    nps guys!

  71. geowal says:

    Caggiula (Pouliot, RNH)

  72. Spengler says:

    This is remarkable.

  73. GMB3 says:

    JDï™: Slepyshot: A wrist shot that sounds like a slap shot.

    #heavyhockey

    If he ever learns to reign that puppy in a bit. I get the feeling he squeezes it a bit tight

  74. spoiler says:

    Gord we play a lot of boring hockey games.

  75. GMB3 says:

    Ebs almost snuck that in to Jesus

  76. LMHF#1 says:

    PlaySlepyshevonthepowerplay!!!

  77. Todd Macallan says:

    Not to be lost in the excitement of this game so far, but the 2nd unit PP with 2 goals against the #1 PK in the league

  78. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    Hmmm… that shot had eyes…

  79. JDï™ says:

    Well fuck. I blame Bookjie.

  80. DBO says:

    Old time hockey. Eddie shore.

  81. LadiesloveSmid says:

    Nicely placed shot, gotta think Talbot should have this no?

  82. spoiler says:

    That might win the cherished Backhand of the Year Award 2017.

  83. LadiesloveSmid says:

    Oil might be the only team in the league where I wouldn’t put money down on a 3-goal lead in the second holding.

  84. hunter1909 says:

    Oilers with a 2 goal cushion

  85. Jon K says:

    That sequence is an ugly snapshot for Klefbom. Now maybe he scores one?

  86. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    Nuge didn’t want to shoot there?

  87. spoiler says:

    Drai loves the sharp angle. Maybe a little too much.

  88. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    Jon K:
    That sequence is an ugly snapshot for Klefbom. Now maybe he scores one?

    Yes poor timing to get in front, but equally lucky for the shooter to shoot at exact same moment…

  89. McSorley33 says:

    geowal,

    Sleppy and Caggs……

    TMac is going to be pissed….

  90. Bag of Pucks says:

    spoiler:
    Gord we play a lot of boring hockey games.

    Well played sir.

  91. Lowetide says:

    Draisaitl scored.

  92. JDï™ says:

    Drai-side-le!

  93. treevojo says:

    Saweeeeet

  94. DBO says:

    Seriously. Old time hockey. Eddie shack. Eddie shore. Our line starts coach?

    Love it

  95. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    HELL YEAH!!! There will be goals!!!

  96. The Trade Guy says:

    Dr. Drai is an ice cold killer.

  97. geowal says:

    I think we’ve run out of slumps around here

  98. Todd Macallan says:

    Drai scores, immediately turns and apologizes to McD, what a beauty!

  99. delooper says:

    It’s like a different era. Goal. Goal. Goal. Goal. Look away, another goal.

  100. spoiler says:

    Beauty head fake.

  101. Ice Sage says:

    Best German ever

    *includes Titov

  102. LMHF#1 says:

    McSorley33:
    geowal,

    Sleppy and Caggs……

    TMac is going to be pissed….

    And for anyone who thought people were “obsessing over the 4th line”….this is why not having any lineup holes matters.

  103. russ99 says:

    Good to see Leon get on the board.

  104. Todd Macallan says:

    spoiler:
    Drai loves the sharp angle. Maybe a little too much.

    Yep, Drai and those sharp angles……hahaha

  105. spoiler says:

    spoiler:
    Beauty head fake.

    He learned that from McDavid.

  106. treevojo says:

    Belles key chooses not to be treated by the nurse!

  107. DBO says:

    Team has no quit and no fear right own. This game will be ugly cause I expect Boston to make some runs and the Pilgrim won’t back down.

  108. russ99 says:

    Running up the score and pushing around the big bad Bruins, gotta love it.

  109. Bag of Pucks says:

    Leon has the chillest reactions when he scores. Cool personified.

  110. JDï™ says:

    Ice Sage: *includes Titov

    Natch, Flame.

  111. GMB3 says:

    This is a tough group of bastards wearing orange and blue these days. Bruce Wayne must be pissed. This is far too entertaining and far too much bullying going on out there

  112. The Trade Guy says:

    This is great playoff hockey. I can’t wait to see Oilers playoff hockey. I wasn’t even married last time I saw it. (and i have three kids since as well!)

  113. Pouzar says:

    11-1 #FreeSlepy

  114. spoiler says:

    Ice Sage:
    Best German ever

    *includes Titov

    +1

  115. JDï™ says:

    Krejci checks back, looks at Nurse, and then calms his tits. Nice.

  116. Bag of Pucks says:

    Goal fest last two games. I guess turning the temp down in the barn worked?

  117. treevojo says:

    Hilarious

    I just looked at the clock thinking the second was winding down.

    Nope

  118. GMB3 says:

    treevojo:
    Hilarious

    I just looked at the clock thinking the second was winding down.

    Nope

    Boat race

  119. JDï™ says:

    treevojo: Nope

    Double edged sword.

  120. Pouzar says:

    spoiler: +1

    +2

  121. Rebilled says:

    Love how Leon was all

    ‘Sorry man’ to McDavid and McDavid says

    ‘Goal’

    best

  122. Admiral Ackbar says:

    Kassian has that “I will kill everyone” look in his eye tonight!

    Goals. Fights. End-to-end. Hits!!!

    What a great game!

  123. Pouzar says:

    Feels like I’ve watched 4 games of hockey already.

  124. JDï™ says:

    I♥25

  125. GMB3 says:

    Darnell Nurse should feed Marchand his teeth

  126. Bag of Pucks says:

    I won’t complain about RNH’s contract anymore. His moustache is way worse.

  127. JDï™ says:

    JDï™:
    I♥25

    This can not be overstated.

  128. flyfish1168 says:

    big, bad and not as tough bruins.

  129. spoiler says:

    If Caggiula could finish he’d have 20 goals this year. Cause he sure knows where to be and when.

  130. digger50 says:

    Bruins meeting the new Oilers. So enjoyable.

  131. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    Wow…Boston seems angry…wonder why? 😋

  132. Rich M says:

    Listening to the Boston broadcast, have to admit, Jack Edwards does a good job.

    Nice not listening to Remenda blather on.

  133. Lowetide says:

    spoiler:
    If Caggiula could finish he’d have 20 goals this year.Cause he sure knows where to be and when.

    Outstanding description. He has the Steve Shutt ability to find that quiet ice, and he might be able to score. We just have to see how this turns out.

  134. Pouzar says:

    The behind the scenes audio on this stream rules.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFASnzYVeKw

  135. JDï™ says:

    digger50: So enjoyable.

    1990 all over again.

  136. Pouzar says:

    spoiler:
    If Caggiula could finish he’d have 20 goals this year.Cause he sure knows where to be and when.

    100%.

  137. spoiler says:

    That looked pretty bad on Krejci from that angle.

  138. JDï™ says:

    LOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

  139. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    LUCKY NUMBER 7!!!!!

  140. Ice Sage says:

    Rich M:
    Listening to the Boston broadcast, have to admit, Jack Edwards does a good job.

    Nice not listening to Remenda blather on.

    Agreed, they are relaxed and reasonable.

    Let’s please remember this game when we drift into ‘Refs biased vs Oilers’ narratives later!

  141. SayItAin'tSo, Gretz, SayItAin'tSo! says:

    Amazing

  142. spoiler says:

    NUKE LA LOOOOCH!

  143. treevojo says:

    JDï™: This can not be overstated.

    Did I mention I had an Oilers jersey without any numbers last year and had option of most oilers players to sign and turn it into that players jersey.

    I chose Nurse.

    Love that guy.

  144. Pouzar says:

    WE WANT 10!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  145. Lowetide says:

    Lucic scored.

  146. JDï™ says:

    spoiler:
    That looked pretty bad on Krejci from that angle.

    Of all the Oilers to go after – Eberle?

  147. GMB3 says:

    Klefbom has a bullet from the point. We underestimate his shot

  148. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    lol, Oilers app says kudobin got the assist…

  149. Side says:

    More boring chip and chase hockey from the most boring team in the NHL. 14 goals so far in 2 games? Boring. Wake me up when the Oilers do something exciting….

  150. Bag of Pucks says:

    Good night for our Art Ross contender

  151. Ice Sage says:

    JDï™: 1990 all over again.

    Tonight, though, Klima can stay on the bench 😉

  152. russ99 says:

    Lowetide,

    It’s all about that stick, if he stopped relying on the whip shots, he’d score a lot more.

  153. Spengler says:

    Talbot is leading the game in sv% at .813. This game is ridiculous.

    And oh so much fun.

  154. Melvis says:

    Of all the Oilers to go after – first Nuge, then Eberle.

    Dirty AND stupid.

  155. JDï™ says:

    Crazy Pedestrian:
    lol, Oilers app says kudobin got the assist…

    Khu-doh-bin.

  156. spoiler says:

    JDï™,

    Thought the same

  157. JDï™ says:

    Ice Sage: Klima can stay on the bench

    And no power outages, hopefully.

  158. Bag of Pucks says:

    Gretz would pour it on in a game like this and finish with 5 pts. Killer instinct Connor. I’m just saying…

  159. hunter1909 says:

    Would Anyone like to start this game over?

  160. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    JDï™: Khu-doh-bin.

    Yeah, they fixed that quick…

  161. GMB3 says:

    russ99:
    Lowetide,

    It’s all about that stick, if he stopped relying on the whip shots, he’d score a lot more.

    You love harping on this, but I honestly have no idea why. Elaborate. There’s a list of great scorers who use whippy sticks.

  162. JDï™ says:

    Let the weak calls begin.

  163. Melvis says:

    Oh, fuck off already.

  164. hunter1909 says:

    Even if Boston scores 2 somehow it’s still a 2 goal game

  165. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    Meh…

  166. spoiler says:

    You know, I can understand why Remenda is giving the refs an out there, but the point of being a top-level referee is being impervious to that pressure.

  167. Klima's_Bucket says:

    Hendricks has been invisible tonight. And I mean that in a good way.

  168. SayItAin'tSo, Gretz, SayItAin'tSo! says:

    Talbot is a hot mess tonight lots of juicy juicy rebounds

    Loving the offence but they’ve also been really really sloppy

    Crappy call on Russell

    Why is Connor McDavid killing a 5v3 in what was a 7-3 game?

  169. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    Wow… Oilers testing the gods again there…

  170. Lowetide says:

    7-4 Oilers after two, 27-23 Oilers in shots and 32-31 Boston in Corsi for 5×5.

  171. treevojo says:

    You will very rarely her me complain bout the coach.

    McDavid has no business being on the ice 4 goals up on a 5 on 3.

    Ridiculous

  172. JDï™ says:

    Klima’s_Bucket: Hendricks

    The big question is whether or not he was sat to let another forward get into game action, or for his poor play in the last few games.

  173. spoiler says:

    Pouzar:
    WE WANT 10!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Might NEED 10.

  174. Bag of Pucks says:

    How would you rate their chances if they started Brossoit in the 3rd?

  175. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    And Marchand just won’t go away… matching point for point against McDavid tonight…

  176. Ice Sage says:

    SayItAin’tSo, Gretz, SayItAin’tSo!:
    Talbot is a hot mess tonight

    I’ve seen him pretty good vs. a team with goal-scoring talent. He’s bobbled a few but made some timely saves in that period. At the very least, he’s been better than the other guys

  177. SayItAin'tSo, Gretz, SayItAin'tSo! says:

    Ice Sage,

    Totally yes. Not slagging but he hasn’t been sharp and truthfully neither has the team in front of him at times. Very loose and while that may be expected given the score it’s no time to develop crapoy habits

  178. GMB3 says:

    What are the odds McDavid gets point #4 this period?

  179. Ice Sage says:

    SayItAin’tSo, Gretz, SayItAin’tSo!:
    Ice Sage,

    Totally yes.Not slagging but he hasn’t been sharp and truthfully neither has the team in front of him at times. Very loose and while that may be expected given the score it’s no time to develop crapoy habits

    True dat! It’s a track meet out there – new territory.

  180. jm363561 says:

    This is a prerecorded message. Do not reply.

    The fucking penalty kill is going to cost us big time.

    End of message.

  181. hunter1909 says:

    treevojo: McDavid has no business being on the ice 4 goals up on a 5 on 3.
    Ridiculous

    Say, exactly when did you say that you’re entering coaching at the Oilers level again?

    PS: No offence. 3 goal leads with the robust play(Boston are taking a beating I haven’t seen them take forever).

  182. JDï™ says:

    Ice Sage: I’ve seen him pretty good vs. a team with goal-scoring talent.

    I would have said, “I’m not sure ‘hot mess’ means what you think it means.”

  183. Yak Efron says:

    Last time we had 2 consecutive games of 7+ goals? Seems like it’s been awhile.

  184. Lowetide says:

    Pierre Lebrun tweeted this just now

    #Oilers have scored at least 7 goals in back-to-back home games for the 1st time since Dec 4 (W, 10-6 vs NYR) & Dec 7 (W, 8-3 vs QUE), 1988

  185. Woodguy v2.0 says:

    JDï™: What’s the line – 6.5?

    5.5

    The odd game is 6.0 or 5.0 if LAK is playing.

    Have never seen 6.5

  186. hunter1909 says:

    Doesn’t anyone actually like watching the game?

    lol

  187. Pouzar says:

    spoiler: Might NEED 10.

    Every time I talk shit they score.

    Starting NOOOOOOOWWWWWW

  188. hunter1909 says:

    Woodguy v2.0: 5.5

    The odd game is 6.0 or 5.0 if LAK is playing.

    Have never seen 6.5

    Oilers playing Lucic tall tonight. Boston has nothing. to match Lucic and McGenius trumps everyone including Marchand

    PS: Add Nurse!

  189. Yak Efron says:

    Lowetide:
    Pierre Lebrun tweeted this just now

    #Oilers have scored at least 7 goals in back-to-back home games for the 1st time since Dec 4 (W, 10-6 vs NYR) & Dec 7 (W, 8-3 vs QUE), 1988

    Yep, that’s a while alright.

  190. treevojo says:

    hunter1909: Say, exactly when did you say that you’re entering coaching at the Oilers level again?

    PS: No offence. 3 goal leads with the robust play(Boston are taking a beating I haven’t seen them take forever).

    I just worry about injuries blocking a shot is all.

    No worries of that because he was smart enough to jump out of the way.

  191. Woodguy v2.0 says:

    treevojo: So did you take my advice and bet your not huge wood house?

    I hit the Oilers.

    I hit the over pretty hard

  192. Woodguy v2.0 says:

    russ99: When Russell is covering the puck carrier behind the net and Sekera leaves the crease to chase and cover nobody, how is Russell at fault,

    Nobody sticks to the left to right, if you drop cover someone is supposed to rotate to pick it up, had Russell dropped coverage and moved back to the crease he’d be at fault, but he didn’t.

    That’s not what happened.

    I’ll rewind it to make sure

  193. hunter1909 says:

    Hunter1909 Death March Playoff Preview starts Now.

    Players pick the amount of goals they think will win/lose the game. If they’re too dumb to write the name of either team they’re disqualified.

    Game as of after 40:00 OILERS 7 BOSTON 4

    Even if Boston scores 1, it’s a 2 goal game in the 3rd I’ll take that every time and vote for an 8-5 final score.

  194. Todd Macallan says:

    Remenda calling Gene an Irish pimp while his wife is right there, the background audio on the youtube stream is interesting indeed

  195. hunter1909 says:

    treevojo: I just worry about injuries blocking a shot is all.

    No worries of that because he was smart enough to jump out of the way.

    Why not play the Hunter1909 Annual 2016-17 Death March Playoff Game tonight, and each game the Oilers play until they win the Stanley Cup!

  196. delooper says:

    I thought McDavid handled that 5-on-3 very well. It shouldn’t always be RNH and Letetsu. They need people fresh for the later 5-on-4. . .

  197. hunter1909 says:

    Death Playoff Rules:

    Pick a team to win the game and write that down, with your final score for this game.

    Next game you will be able to vote from tonight’s end of the game to opening whistle next game, etc.

  198. treevojo says:

    Woodguy v2.0: I hit the Oilers.

    I hit the over pretty hard

    Nice bet.

    I only play small amounts on proline.

    Got TO and Edm.

    Need SJ and Van

    Was hoping Seguin led the boys out for a night in Vancouver last night.

  199. hunter1909 says:

    I can’t wait to read what the Boston fans say, after this game ends.

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