SHARKS AT OILERS, G56 13-14

Boyd Gordon is a monster story for the Oilers this season, but players of his type don’t get the ink—unless your team is in game’s that matter. The man is having a terrific season as a two-way checking center, miles from the madding pennant race.

VOLLMAN SLEDGEHAMMER, OILER FORWARDS

oilers forwards

Gordon’s zone starts are so severe the graph can barely contain him, and he plays tough opposition night in and out. As a shutdown center, I don’t think the Oilers can ask any more of him. While I’m at it, interesting to see how the coach is using Mr. Hendricks early and notice Eakins making every effort to get his elite youngsters good zone starts (I don’t known there’s much he can do about the tough opps, those boys are going to have to deal with that until about 2030). And look at old man Smyth!

VOLLMAN SLEDGEHAMMER, OILER BLUE

oilers defenseJeff Petry plays the toughs, and he plus new mate Marincin get the zone start hell (Marincin’s toughness minutes will move up, too). Ference gets a tough road too, Larsen was playing tougher minutes with a zone push before being lost at sea. We’ll know the coach is happy when there are four bubbles like Marincin’s in the range of Petry’s balloon.

Lafleur, Guy

Men, I could talk about the California/Oakland Seals all day, but one story you’ve no doubt heard is the one where Sam Pollock (spits) dealt Ernie Hicke for a first round pick and ended up with Guy Lafleur. True—well, almost. The actual trade:

hicke tradeAnd of course the picks added in. So, the actual deal (this won’t be found anywhere btw) is Dennis Hextall, Ernie Hicke and #10 overall (Chris Oddleifson) to Montreal for Francois Lacombe and #1 overall (Guy Lafleur). Why did Frank Selke Jr and Bill Torrey make the deal? Well, in 1970 spring the Seals were the playoff team and the Habs were not (seriously) but attendance was crappy. Also, the original 6 teams were hoarding all the good players, to the point where the 1969-70 Habs AHL team was probably better than the Seals. That team was so good Ernie Hicke (who would score 22 goals as an NHL rookie) had been sent to the WHL for his season.

Oakland acquired three players (Hextall, who would have a long run as a rough, tough center; Hicke, who had an uneven tour as a scorer; and Oddleifson who would eventually find his way to the Canucks during a journeyman career) for Lacombe and the pick, but poor old Ernie Hicke is the punch line because NHL history was written out of Montreal in those days.

cat4

Eric Tulsky is the real deal, and writes a brilliant article here. Wonderful logic, and I do wonder if Parkatti’s working on something that will move the conversation forward. Seems to me his approach to “shot quality”, while painstaking, may unwrap some very important information that can be set beside shot differential and shed light on the game.

rnh4

 

Nuge makes a list!  I think he’s going to emerge as one of the truly sensational centers in the NHL, a player with a complete skill set and an ability to change a game in a variety of ways.

A TALE OF TWO CITIES

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The verbal surrounding the Leafs these days is incredible. Darren Dreger was on TSN Toronto this morning talking about Dave Nonis refusing to trade Nazem Kadri unless a center comes back, and Bozak’s emerging as a 1C. Toronto the Grate is walking tall these days, and lowly Edmonton can’t buy a thrill—and yet the shot differential in each town is similar.

These Oilers have paid a terrible price for bad goaltending and a pitiful power play. If they can straighten those two things out, maybe 25-30 wins is possible (meaning a very strong end to the year).

I don’t think the Lafleur’s are going to lay down tonight, though. Sam Pollock’s voodoo left town long ago.

LOWDOWN WITH LOWETIDE

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A busy day, electric show! Beginning at 10 this morning on TSN 1260. Scheduled to appear:

  • Dennis King, legendary Oiler observer. We’ll talk about Kevin Lowe and Craig MacTavish.
  • Nathan Dempsey, former NHL player. Our ‘ask the coach’ feature will focus on off-ice training.
  • Bruce McCurdy, Cult of Hockey. We’ll talk Boyd Gordon and the Oil, plus Greg Chase and Mitchell Moroz.
  • Andrew Bucholtz, 55 yard line. The Eskimos named their coaching staff, CFL free agency is just ahead and we’ll talk Super Bowl.

10-1260 via text, or @Lowetide_ on twitter. See you on the radio!

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  1. spoiler says:

    Just outstanding.

  2. Ryan says:

    Good Gord. 33 shots against in a period and a half.

  3. Gerta Rauss says:

    This would be a debacle of monumental proportions except we’re leading.

  4. jp says:

    Romulus Apotheosis: I don’t think they’ve been very impressed with Miller. He’s not even playing C in OKC and not really driving offense like they’d hoped.

    As the Vollmans show… at that age your prospect value starts to drop away pretty quick.

    The College guy to watch is that McCarron.

    Completely agree about both Miller and McCarron. Still think they might sign Jones (and his twin). Minor league scoring at least. I’m not seeing much in the way of NHL prospect there though either.

  5. Derek says:

    An interesting Gagner shift.

    Scrivens has been unreal.

  6. spoiler says:

    It’s funny how the media has been framing the Scrivens’ situation as auditioning for the backup goalie spot…

  7. B S says:

    Ryan,

    I’m not clear on what your trying to say. California teams don’t interfere? they get called for interference when they do? Players can’t stop or make tight turns using those blade thingies strapped to their feet despite practicing it nearly every day of their life? That referees are psychic and can infer intention and clearly only younger players intend to interfere?

  8. flyfish1168 says:

    Men against boys

  9. Lowetide says:

    Pouzar: Man weez got some size in the pipeline…is he earmarked for OKC next year?

    I think MacT won’t sign Kellen Jones and will sign McCarron.

    http://lowetide.ca/blog/2013/12/16-prospect-john-mccarron.html

  10. jp says:

    gogliano:
    If we sign Scrivens and he maintains this two-game save percentage of .985+ next season I think we have a shot at the playoffs.

    I’d settle for a repeat of his full season (to date) number.

  11. Ben says:

    These refs are terrible.

    What is that –15 straight PPs for the Sharks so far?! No fair!

  12. jp says:

    Nice hit by Belov.

    Reminds a little of Fistric hurting himself last year. But with a better outcome.

  13. Pouzar says:

    Man we sure know how to royally f^ck up a sure fire zone exit.

  14. jp says:

    Ryan:
    Good Gord.33 shots against in a period and a half.

    Marincin CAN’T be holding his head above water tonight, can he? He could be -10 and still have a solid CorsiRel.

  15. jp says:

    Lol. Now the Gords getting involved.

  16. Pouzar says:

    Keerist….why ice it there?

  17. Lowetide says:

    How long before we call the trade to get Scrivens a success. 30 more shots? That’ll take us to the 5 minute mark of the third period.

  18. jp says:

    spoiler:
    It’s funny how the media has been framing the Scrivens’ situation as auditioning for the backup goalie spot…

    I was just thinking that. Hope he doesn’t price himself out of town. Or earn a 4X5M deal then shit the bed.

  19. spoiler says:

    jp: I was just thinking that. Hope he doesn’t price himself out of town. Or earn a 4X5M then shit the bed.

    Well he was rejected by the Leaves so there’s no possible way he could ever evolve into a starter.

  20. spoiler says:

    Smytty needs to sit for the rest of the period and get his legs back.

  21. Romulus Apotheosis says:

    jp: Completely agree about both Miller and McCarron. Still think they might sign Jones (and his twin). Minor league scoring at least. I’m not seeing much in the way of NHL prospect there though either.

    I think MacT is going to be watching the 50 too closely for that kind of thing. And, he’s going to want real prospects getting playing time in the A next year, which will probably add Yakimov, Kharia, Moroz and McCarron… to Pitlick, Hamilton (I think they re-sign both) and maybe Lander and and Horak…

    not a lot of room.

    Maybe an AHL only deal… maybe

  22. Derek says:

    Jesus this team is so, so bad.

  23. Gerta Rauss says:

    You just have to laugh at this point

  24. jp says:

    “And Scrivens with another save. He’s out of his mind!!!!!” – SJ announcer. Lol.

  25. spoiler says:

    I don’t know where Hall’s head is this game.

  26. Pouzar says:

    Sign Him Now.

  27. Gerta Rauss says:

    Derek:
    Jesus this team is so, so bad.

    How do you coach this group after those 2 periods..? We can’t even complete 2 passes or gain possession.

  28. D says:

    So this is what NHL goaltending feels like.

  29. VanOil says:

    Larson does not thrill me as a point man on the power play. Belov seems to be our best puck keeper iner guy I value that.

  30. Jon K says:

    Is it just me, or does it seem like the linesmen have money on the Sharks tonight? Jesus. Sloppy play by the Oilers to be sure, but this is ridiculous.

  31. spoiler says:

    Scrimpy Scrivens

  32. SK Oiler Fan says:

    How have they not fired whoever is running the PP yet? There can’t be a plan there at all. Embarrassing.

  33. Captain Smarmy says:

    Firewagon hockey and Benny is feeling it.

  34. SK Oiler Fan says:

    wow. sneaky shot by Nuge

  35. Lowetide says:

    This is insane. Holy shit.

  36. Pouzar says:

    Nuge. Those Hands

  37. Marcus Oilerius says:

    I have never seen anything like this before in my life.

  38. Pouzar says:

    D:
    So this is what NHL goaltending feels like.

    No this is crazy alien matrix goaltending

  39. Derek says:

    Bench everyone but Scrivens!

  40. tcho says:

    Shots 42-16. Wowzers – worst defensive team in the league with a BULLET! I know SJ averages 7 shots more/game than their opposition but this is several standard deviations outside of that average…

  41. OilBuzz says:

    Did we just acquire the best goaltender in the NHL?

  42. flyfish1168 says:

    Perron-gagner-yak zero shots on net

  43. jake70 says:

    This should be 8-1 SJ.

  44. Pouzar says:

    Gentleman’s agreement: No talk of Corgis now or forever from this game.

  45. B S says:

    D:
    So this is what NHL goaltending feels like.

    No last game was what NHL goaltending feels like, this is Roloson possessing Scrivens for at least 2 periods.

  46. G Money says:

    Jon K: Is it just me, or does it seem like the linesmen have money on the Sharks tonight?

    :-)

  47. B S says:

    oh, beaten by Pouzar

  48. D says:

    Pouzar: No this is crazy alien matrix goaltending

    Blue pill please.

  49. Pouzar says:

    Any other goalie in the league and their still picking Jerseys off the ice.

  50. D says:

    B S: No last game was what NHL goaltending feels like, this is Roloson possessing Scrivens for at least 2 periods.

    One more blue pill for the third.

  51. striatic says:

    There’s no way Scrivens keeps this up for another period.

    Hopefully his superhuman effort is appreciated by the defense, and they try to offer their goaltender something other than token protection.

  52. DeadmanWaking says:

    Did anyone out there save the game puck for Ben?

    Who Eakins is starting for the second half of the back-to-back? I think he said that after a shut-out, you have to go back to the hot hand.

    It’s not every season you play the same team twice in one night.

  53. G Money says:

    I’ll cut the Oilers some slack. This is third game in four nights against one of the best outshooting teams in the the NHL. We saw something similar against the Canucks earlier in the season. Nobody game plans to pass the puck to the other team this much.

    So … anybody understand why the Argos let Collaros go?

  54. flyfish1168 says:

    Most shots by one team on opposition.Boston got 83 shots on Chicago March 4 1941

    Most unlikely record to be broken. maybe tonight

    http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=641433

  55. SK Oiler Fan says:

    There’s only 3 sharks without a shot and one of them is the goalie. I’m sure he’ll get one eventually. Burns has 7 shots!
    Talk about weak clearing attempts.

  56. Pouzar says:

    G Money:

    So … anybody understand why the Argos let Collaros go?

    A favor? He wasn’t going to re-sign obviously with FA looming so I guess they figured cut bait now.

  57. B S says:

    flyfish1168,

    Did chicago win 1-0?

  58. spoiler says:

    G Money: Nobody game plans to pass the puck to the other team this much

    Yeah their passing looks horribly off tonight. Giveaways galore.

  59. jp says:

    Romulus Apotheosis: I think MacT is going to be watching the 50 too closely for that kind of thing. And, he’s going to want real prospects getting playing time in the A next year, which will probably add Yakimov, Kharia, Moroz and McCarron… to Pitlick, Hamilton (I think they re-sign both) and maybe Lander and and Horak…

    not a lot of room.

    Maybe an AHL only deal… maybe

    Yeah, I hope you’re right. I wasn’t advocating for signing him, just looking at a solid season and college career that looks a lot like Miller’s. And they did put him on the Oilers site talking about his Hobey Baker nomination (one of 64 nominees though iirc). No idea if that suggests anything about how the management feels, but it could signal something. Crazier things have certainly happened than signing a guy like him.

    I agree there are better candidates to give development time to that have a better chance of playing in the bigs. I seem to remember some pretty lousy scouting reports about him too (maybe at Hockey’s Future). Would have to dig to find them, but I think his defensive game was questioned, perimeter player was mentioned and his strength was less even than his size would indicate. Things can change to an extent, but the guy isn’t a glowing prospect despite being on the Hobey ballot.

  60. jake70 says:

    As time goes by for this group, I look to see how the top line is progressing against these top teams. A ways to go yet.

  61. Pouzar says:

    Ben’s Corgis suck. Trade him.

  62. jake70 says:

    spoiler: Yeah their passing looks horribly off tonight. Giveaways galore.

    SJ is unbelievable at taking time-space away from opposition.

  63. rickithebear says:

    OilBuzz:
    Did we just acquirethe best goaltender in the NHL?

    20 ft in Yes
    20-30 no

  64. flyfish1168 says:

    B S: flyfish1168, Did chicago win 1-0?

    3-2 boston

  65. spoiler says:

    jake70: SJ is unbelievable at taking time-space away from opposition.

    Yeah, I think I said the exact same thing about a period ago. However there has been a mass of unforced errors tonight. Tired errors too.

  66. G Money says:

    BTW, as lopsided as this game is shots-wise – imagine for a moment the Oilers with one, big, calm, physical slick passing #1 D and one big Burns-sized forward in the Top 6.

    Someone who calmly breaks the cycle and starts a breakout the other way for 25 mins a night. Another one who drives to the net and can’t be moved, or who can go get the puck in the corner and keep it long enough for the defensive coverage to break down.

    That plus fatigue is 90% of the difference in this game.

  67. art vandelay says:

    16-42 deficit in shots but a 1-0 lead?
    Oh, the Corgis.
    For the love of gord, won’t someone think of the Corgis!

  68. spoiler says:

    Laurence Principe, Ladies and Gentlemen.

  69. B S says:

    flyfish1168,

    Yeah took the plunge and clicked the link, thanks, don’t know if we’ll give up the 83 shot mark but the 2nd most (73) might be within reach for S.J.

  70. G Money says:

    art vandelay,

    Yes, thank you for pointing out what the rest of us realized a long time ago – in a game, the Corgi’s tell you who the better team is vastly better than the actual score does. Imagine that.

  71. G Money says:

    Ha, imagine if Nultz had goal and an assist!

  72. Lowetide says:

    Jonathan Willis ‏@JonathanWillis 1m

    #Oilers chances: 4: +6/-6 93: +6/-6 14: +6/-6 57: +0/-7 89: +0/-5 64: +0/-5 23: +1/-2 27: +2/-8 28: +2/-6 20: +0/-0 94: +0/-4 6: +0/-0

  73. The Great One says:

    Sam Gagner.

    CF% – 5.6%

    CF – 1
    CA -17

    CF% Rel – -23.%%

    We could be looking at a record setting performance.

  74. spoiler says:

    If our defensemen take two steps to the left to block chasing down a chip in it’s a penalty.

  75. G Money says:

    Wow, even the “fresh” skaters look tired the second they get on the ice.

  76. Pouzar says:

    Scrivens not impressed by Niemi

  77. kooler says:

    hendricks out?

  78. book¡je says:

    DeadmanWaking:
    Did anyone out there save the game puck for Ben?

    Who Eakins is starting for the second half of the back-to-back?I think he said that after a shut-out, you have to go back to the hot hand.

    It’s not every season you play the same team twice in one night.

    Keep thinking… You will get it soon.

  79. Lowetide says:

    HALL!

  80. Lowetide says:

    Hall 19 (Eberle, RNH)

  81. Fixall with Rexall says:

    Haha.

  82. D says:

    Man I was holding my breath for Hall to release that one.

  83. spoiler says:

    Thought Hall was going to hold onto that puck too long and then it was absolutely rifled.

  84. jp says:

    BTW, Scrivens is way off the pace:

    http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=640979

    No big deal.

  85. Lowetide says:

    art vandelay:
    16-42 deficit in shots but a 1-0 lead?
    Oh, the Corgis.
    For the love of gord, won’t someone think of the Corgis!

    Hi Art!

  86. book¡je says:

    The Oilers are dominating this game!

  87. Pouzar says:

    Cannot Cannot Cannot Trade Eberle. What a filthy dish

  88. Marcus Oilerius says:

    *knocking wood* *knocking wood* *knocking wood*

    holy shit have they turned the corner please jesus let it be

    *knocking wood* *knocking wood* *knocking wood*

  89. B S says:

    Oh no, I can’t stop laughing, my sides are starting to hurt.

  90. SK Oiler Fan says:

    That’s a hell of a display of skill by Eberle and Hall. Great look off by Eberle and Hall puts it where no goalie can stop it. Nice little chip by Nuge as well.

  91. G Money says:

    Pouzar:
    Scrivens not impressed by Niemi

    What’s higher than ‘pwned’? Cause whatever that is, Scrivens is doing that to Niemi to an even greater extent than the Sharks are doing it to the Oilers … and boy that’s saying something!

  92. G Money says:

    I knew it! The Oilers were inspired by hope and education!!

  93. art vandelay says:

    G Money:
    art vandelay,

    Yes, thank you for pointing out what the rest of us realized a long time ago – in a game, the Corgi’s tell you who the better team is vastly better than the actual score does.Imagine that.

    Oh ya, I forgot, the massive collective of advanced degrees in math and stats. I’ll be over here toting the Ws and Ls. Carry on.

  94. OilClog says:

    Romulus Apotheosis: Have you got a source on that?

    Nothing more then family chatter.

    .. 2-0.. This is a mirage

  95. G Money says:

    art vandelay: Oh ya, I forgot, the massive collective of advanced degrees in math and stats. I’ll be over here toting the Ws and Ls. Carry on.

    Oilers on a two game win streak, with a third one possible. By Vandelogic, Stanley Cup inevitable, yes?

  96. "Steve Smith" says:

    Yakupov wins a puck battle against Joe Thornton.

  97. Lowetide says:

    Gagner made a horrible play, saved by Yakupov. That’s bass ackwards, the veteran C picks up the kid. Good on the Russian, 89 poor tonight.

  98. G Money says:

    “Steve Smith”:
    Yakupov wins a puck battle against Joe Thornton.

    He should save that puck.

  99. Gerta Rauss says:

    Gagner passing to the guys in white again…

  100. Pretendergast says:

    G Money:
    I knew it!The Oilers were inspired by hope and education!!

    This!

  101. Lowetide says:

    and as SS mentions, it was JT. Hayzoos.

  102. striatic says:

    there is an NHL record that Scrivens is threatening to break tonight, but we aren’t going to talk about it.

  103. spoiler says:

    “Steve Smith”: Yakupov wins a puck battle against Joe Thornton.

    I think he skated between Thornton’s legs.

  104. Pouzar says:

    Scrivens is almost smart enough to post here……………almost.

  105. Oilanderp says:

    Man, 50 shots and still 10 mins left. That’s ruff on the corgis!

  106. Lowetide says:

    This is a memorable night. Seriously. Holy. I mean really.

  107. G Money says:

    The Oil are tired, that much is clear.

    You’d think the Sharks’ arms and shoulders would be burning by now, but noooooooo …

    Wow, I’m trying hard to not mention my usual hobby horse of bias, but a blatant interference call on a puck chase on the previous series, followed by a blatant trip attempt on Nuge, both uncalled – but a ticky tack cross checking leaves the Oilers shorthanded. You couldn’t write this stuff into a fiction story, it would be criticized as too unrealistic.

  108. Pouzar says:

    Just Wow.

  109. "Steve Smith" says:

    Lowetide,

    I probably only watch fifteen games per year, or so; I’m glad this is one of them.

  110. spoiler says:

    Lowetide: This is a memorable night. Seriously. Holy. I mean really.

    Ben Scrivens is playing the best hockey game of his life.

  111. VanOil says:

    85 on the ice brings me a sense of calm right now it is very odd.

  112. G Money says:

    spoiler: Ben Scrivens is playing the best hockey game of his life.

    Imagine if we’d gotten a bit of this early in the season. I think things would be very different. Really do.

  113. B S says:

    Does Gordon get honorary mention as 2ndary goaltender?

  114. spoiler says:

    Jesus Jones, you keep that puck pinned on the Ozone boards not play it out weakly with no support.

  115. G Money says:

    Ebs has developed a bit of an allergy to shooting lately.

  116. Oilanderp says:

    Trade Scrivens now! Sell high! Sell high!

  117. JonyPro says:

    Is there a nickname to be made for Scrivens?

  118. striatic says:

    There’s so much game left, and the Oilers are so damn tired.

    This whole thing could go south so, so quickly.

  119. "Steve Smith" says:

    It feels like there at least eight Sharks on the ice at a time.

  120. OilBuzz says:

    Oilers are playing pond hockey. The worst defensive game i’ve EVER seen, coupled with the best goaltending performance I’ve EVER seen. WTF?

  121. Lowetide says:

    This team is going to kill me.

  122. G Money says:

    Jesus, if they win this game, every guy on the Oilers better be buying a Scrivens a drink. Better yet, just pour it into the IV he’ll be hooked up to after the game.

  123. SK Oiler Fan says:

    This is hilarious, amazing, and embarrassing all at the same time.

  124. Oilanderp says:

    Why is it taking a minute and a half for the clock to count down one minute?

  125. Pouzar says:

    So who gets the start in Boston?

  126. B S says:

    JonyPro:
    Is there a nickname to be made for Scrivens?

    Bartlby? but I’m not sure anything is suitable for him right now, maybe wait a few more starts

  127. striatic says:

    Has Eakins used his time out yet?

  128. G Money says:

    Pouzar:
    So who gets the start in Boston?

    Gordon.

    EDIT: uncalled trip. Shocked.

  129. Jon K says:

    Haven’t heard Rexall this loud in a long, long time. This is as close as we get to a classic in these dark days.

  130. OilBuzz says:

    striatic:
    Has Eakins used his time out yet?

    Yep.

  131. Jon K says:

    striatic:
    Has Eakins used his time out yet?

    Yes. After an icing in the second, if I recall correctly.

  132. VanOil says:

    I think every Oilers fan should send Mrs. Scrivens flowers and encourage her that loaning us her man for the Winters would be a good thing.

  133. Pouzar says:

    G Money:
    Ebs has developed a bit of an allergy to shooting lately.

    Yup…we haven’t seen him snipe many. Me thinks there is something not right.

  134. spoiler says:

    Thank you linesman who took the Oilers in the dressing room pool

  135. striatic says:

    OilBuzz, Jon K

    lovely.

  136. Pouzar says:

    SK Oiler Fan:
    This is hilarious, amazing, and embarrassing all at the same time.

    Perfect.

  137. Fixall with Rexall says:

    SanJose has looked like they’ve been on a powerplay all game.

  138. AZOIL says:

    Glad I tuned into this one! Go Bivens!

  139. G Money says:

    Decline it!! For Gords sake, decline it!!!

  140. OilBuzz says:

    Oh shit, a powerplay. An EDMONTON powerplay! Damnit

  141. B S says:

    OilBuzz,

    I don’t think the defensive game is as bad as it seems, so much as S.J. playing exceptionally good hockey. Not saying the Oil have been great, just that there are two teams on the ice.

  142. Pouzar says:

    There’s yer penalty G

  143. Fixall with Rexall says:

    Shit we have a power play. This isn’t good.

  144. B S says:

    given their record this season for giving up Shorties can they give this pp up?

  145. "Steve Smith" says:

    Why the fuck not?

  146. OilClog says:

    Upside Down land

  147. Fixall with Rexall says:

    OilBuzz:
    Oh shit, a powerplay. An EDMONTON powerplay!Damnit

    Haha

  148. spoiler says:

    Salt. Love salt. Always spread it liberally in your opponent’s wounds.

  149. Oilanderp says:

    YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  150. Gerta Rauss says:

    We’re through the looking glass here people

  151. Fixall with Rexall says:

    Whooooo!

  152. striatic says:

    Powerplay over, thank Gord.

  153. B S says:

    Oh good god, I’m actually feeling sorry for S.J.

  154. Fixall with Rexall says:

    Now I’m cheering for more shots against.

  155. spoiler says:

    And Bartleby re-scrivens the record books.

    I’d give him all three stars.

  156. Hockeyman 99 says:

    So is this the equivalent of Sam’s 8 point night?

  157. striatic says:

    Historic.

  158. JonyPro says:

    Haha, Bivens it is!

  159. "Steve Smith" says:

    striatic:
    there is an NHL record that Scrivens is threatening to break tonight, but we aren’t going to talk about it.

    Can we talk about it now?

  160. AZOIL says:

    Benevolent? Benivolent? Or just Bad Ass Ben!!!

  161. OilBuzz says:

    Best shutout in NHL history?

  162. G Money says:

    FUCKIN SWEET.

    A franchise record for saves.

    A franchise record for shots against.

    A 3-0 win!

    HA!

  163. Marcus Oilerius says:

    Hockeyman 99:
    So is this the equivalent of Sam’s 8 point night?

    Gotta be close, even by NHL standards.

    edit: new record. Beat Mike Smith’s 54 in a game.

    source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NHL_records_(individual)

  164. flyfish1168 says:

    Oilers going to win with the most important stat goals for and against. All those other stats don’t matter if you have the goaltending.

  165. D says:

    I don’t believe what we just saw.

  166. Gerta Rauss says:

    I wonder if they give him all 3 stars..?

    edit-never mind

  167. Pouzar says:

    So Eberle 1st Star????

  168. striatic says:

    Most saves ever in a shutout.

  169. VanOil says:

    I recall Bullin getting a perfect 10 from Bruce after a 40+ game shutout. He may need to find special astronomy class numbers for this one. Scale is broken.

  170. Hockeyman 99 says:

    He reminds me of CUJO. :)

  171. G Money says:

    Oooh, just saw that lowlight. Hope Hendricks is OK.

  172. Jon K says:

    Wow. Not an easy game to watch, but what a game. Scrivens should be first star for this game and the next two for good measure.

  173. Gerta Rauss says:

    Let’s enjoy this for a moment and then never speak of this again

  174. SK Oiler Fan says:

    I don’t know how you play 89 next game after that display.

  175. czar says:

    Lowetide,

    But tonight we celebrate! Cheers my good man!

  176. G Money says:

    Man, that guy is one hell of a backup goalie, eh Maclean?

  177. striatic says:

    “Steve Smith”: Can we talk about it now?

    yes we can talk about it!

  178. kooler says:

    Any word on Hendricks.
    Great game Scrivens. Who has the most saves for a shutout?
    Was that 3 games in 4 nights?

  179. G Money says:

    Barely noticed but true fact – the Oilers also managed to score three legit goals.

  180. "Steve Smith" says:

    kooler:
    Who has the most saves for a shutout?

    Scrivens. Previously, Mike Smith at 54.

  181. SK Oiler Fan says:

    Scrivens just set another record for most cliches used in one interview.

  182. hoser313 says:

    Better “transcrive” this one in the NHL record books.

  183. Pouzar says:

    We even Potter-proofed this game.

  184. Fixall with Rexall says:

    Is this the most saved in a shutout in nhl history?

  185. striatic says:

    Arguably the best single game of goaltending, ever.

    Objectively, yes.

    Subjectively? Well, wasn’t like those were 59 perimeter shots ..

  186. Oilanderp says:

    JonyPro,

    I’m not sure Bivens is appropriate. I will call him Mr. Scrivens from now on.

  187. striatic says:

    Fixall with Rexall:
    Is this the most saved in a shutout in nhl history?

    yes.

    by 5 shots.

  188. book¡je says:

    Hey Scrivens, that felt great didn’t it! You can have this every night here in Edmonton. Just sign a nice low 4 year contract!

  189. Numenius says:

    Scrivens is da man. Wow. Goaltending clinic by the Professor.

  190. Gordies Elbow says:

    Wow. Been to alot of games, and never seen that.

  191. gogliano says:

    Bivens is a fantastic nickname. Let me explain.

    A Bivens action in US law is a remedy for a constitutional violation.

    Specifically, the case involved a violation of the 4th Amendment. The Fourth Amendment reads:

    “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated. . . .”

    Bivens: securing our house.

  192. Pouzar says:

    Oh and Vancouver is losing 4-2 after being up 2-0. This day just keeps getting better.

  193. G Money says:

    Vcr losing to Chi.

    SJ will be extremely snarly for the Phlegms.

    Collateral benefits!

  194. Younger Oil says:

    I know that this is kind of nitpicky, but is anyone else kind of pissed that Eakins put out Gagner and Larsen in the final minute? I know Scrivens still got the SO, but I find it kind of sad that the coach won’t give his goalie the best chance possible to set a record, and keep the shutout.

  195. book¡je says:

    I was just checking Wikipedia to confirm and this is what it says “Most shots faced by a goaltender, during a shutout in a game: Ben Scrivens, 59 (29 January 2014)”

    Man, somebody was fast!

  196. The Great One says:

    SK Oiler Fan:
    I don’t know how you play 89 next game after that display.

    Gagner:

    CF – 1

    CA – 21

    CF% 4.5%

    CF Rel – -24.7%

    Although, to be fair he had a face-off percentage of 35.3%

    On the flip side of the coin…Eriah Heap (Hayes):

    CF -18

    CA – 1

    CF% +94.7%

    You have to wonder if MacT has already placed a call to Scrivens’ agent.

  197. Genjutsu says:

    And there is the powerplay.

    Right when we needed it too.

  198. Pouzar says:

    Younger Oil:
    I know that this is kind of nitpicky, but is anyone else kind of pissed that Eakins put out Gagner and Larsen in the final minute? I know Scrivens got the SO, but I find it kind of sad that the coach won’t give his goalie the best chance possible to set a record, and keep the shutout.

    I noticed Gagner out there and my heart skipped a couple beats yeah

  199. VanOil says:

    SK Oiler Fan:
    I don’t know how you play 89 next game after that display.

    Single digit Corsi is painful to observe.

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