Gameday 3 – Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton (0-0-0) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (2-0-0)

9:00 pm/et

Game is on ROOT sports. Seemed like a decent broadcast last night. Liked that split screen on the penalty box.

Should be an entertaining game in Edmonton. The Oilers have unlimited young stars. Not sure, but one would guess Brent Johnson gets a look tonight. Third straight opening night for the Penguins.  Almost have to think it is a record of some sort. It would be nice to get at least another point on the west-coast trip, but can't complain about already getting 4 points. Drop by C-Blog if you have a feed for tonight's game.

Quick preview after the jump.




Season series 0-0-0

Last meeting: March 13, 2011

We said in our recap:

Good bounce-back win for the Pens. Edmonton completely sucks, so the game really wasn't interesting.
But nonetheless the Pens took care of business.
Know Your Enemy: LoweTide
What they are saying:
This is without a doubt Taylor Hall's team now, but young Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will make his debut tonight and may one day rival Hall as the team's franchise player. RNH will not deliver offensively as Hall did, and his overall game is more cerebral. I think Edmonton fans may be disappointed with his rookie season, after enjoying so many quality rookies one year ago (Hall,, MP, Eberle, Omark, Dubnyk). Here are the projected scoring totals for the 11-12 Oilers:

  1. Taylor Hall 70, 32-28-60
  2. Ales Hemsky 57, 17-37-54
  3. Jordan Eberle 82, 22-30-52
  4. Sam Gagner 70, 15-35-50
  5. Magnus Paajarvi 82, 20-20-40
  6. Linus Omark 70, 13-27-40
  7. Ryan Smyth 70, 18-19-37
  8. Eric Belanger 68, 13-23-36
  9. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 63, 11-23-34
  10. Shawn Horcoff 62, 13-18-31
  11. Ben Eager 69, 8-8-16
  12. Teemu Hartikainen 45, 7-8-15
  13. Darcy Hordichuk 44, 0-3-3
  14. Ryan Jones 64, 5-11-16
  15. Anton Lander 16, 1-3-4
  16. Gilbert Brule 10, 2-1-3
  17. Curtis Hamilton 10, 1-2-3
  18. Chris VandeVelde 14, 1-1-2
  19. Lennart Petrell 10, 1-1-2




Quick notes: Dubnyk starts in net tonight. [ PHT ] is 8-2-1 against Edmonton since 1999-00, including a 4-1 mark at Rexall Place. [ ] official, but Pens probably going with same lines. No clue what the Oilers will do. Tom Renney is their coach:

One of our favorite memories of him.



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