Game 32: Oilers v. Bruins (12/12/13) GDT

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    Game 32: Oilers v. Bruins (12/12/13) GDT

    BRUINS (21-8-2) at OILERS (11-18-3) TV: NESN, SNET-EDM  Last 10: Boston 7-2-1; Edmonton 6-3-1 Season series: The first of two games. When these teams played Nov. 10, 2011, the Boston Bruins defeated the Edmonton Oilers 6-3 at TD Garden.

    Big story: The top seed in the Eastern Conference will square off against the 14th seed in the West. The Oilers, 2-1-1 on a five-game homestand, will look to end it on a high note. The Bruins seem to be hitting their stride, winning three straight (and seven of nine) despite injuries to key players.

    Team Scope:

    Bruins: Overshadowed by Jarome Iginla's return to Calgary on Tuesday was the continued emergence of Boston's young players. With the Bruins skating in quicksand for most of the night -- the Flames outshot the Bruins 20-9 through 40 minutes and held a 1-0 lead heading into the third period -- Torey Krug and Reilly Smith provided a crucial third-period lift. Krug's point shot was deflected by David Krejci for the tying goal, and 98 seconds later Smith scored a fantastic solo goal. That 2-1 result made it a happy homecoming for Iginla.

    "As a team, all the way around, in the third period we came out and guys, each line, we got a lot better and it was fun," Iginla said. "We were just pushing for that tying goal and we were able to get it there on the power play and then to see [Smith] go on a nice move. It was fun. Third-period comebacks are always fun and especially in an already memorable game for myself. It was a nice ending."

    Oilers: A win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday gave Edmonton seven wins in 11 games, the Oilers' best stretch of the season. However, the 5-4 overtime victory was more dicey than it needed to be. The Oilers had a 4-1 lead early in the second period, but allowed the Hurricanes to chip away at the lead over the final 30 minutes. Jordan Eberle scored the deciding goal 1:48 into overtime

    "We played extremely well in the first and for a little bit in the second, and then completely took our foot off the gas," Eberle said. "I don't know what it was, but we just started turning pucks over and losing battles and playing bad defensively. It's frustrating when that happens, but we found a way to win and that's the biggest thing."

    Who's hot: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask has three wins in his past four starts, with a .932 save percentage. … Oilers forward Taylor Hall has five goals and two assists over his past three games.

    Injury report: Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk returned Tuesday, but left wing Daniel Paille (upper body) has returned to Boston and is out for at least the remainder of this trip. Defenseman Dougie Hamilton (lower body) will miss 2-4 weeks. Defenseman Adam McQuaid (lower body), and forwards Loui Eriksson (concussion) and Chris Kelly (broken ankle) are on injured reserve. … Oilers defenseman Jeff Petry (head) is back in the lineup, but center Boyd Gordon (shoulder) is questionable. Left wing Ryan Smyth (neck) and goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov (neck) are out indefinitely."

     

     

     
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    Re: Game 32: Oilers v. Bruins (12/12/13) GDT

    Who da goalie? Ochocinco?

     
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    In response to 50belowzero's comment:[QUOTE]

    Who da goalie? Ochocinco? [/QUOTE]


    No mention yet but you would have to say yes BadHabs favorite backup goalie.

     
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    Re: Game 32: Oilers v. Bruins (12/12/13) GDT

    Rask skipped practice yesterday with the flu, I'd think that makes Johnson likely.

     
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    Re: Game 32: Oilers v. Bruins (12/12/13) GDT

    If the bruins are having all their bad luck now, I can live with that... 16 wins in the playoffs is all I want!

     
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    Rask out ...I have to predict a 4-3 Oilers win ... I hate it but that'll brpe the exact score

    positive : Matt. Fraser will score his 1st goal for thE BRUINS 

     

    it could go in OT or S/O

     
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    Re: Game 32: Oilers v. Bruins (12/12/13) GDT

    The Bruins' 2011 Cup championship alumni tour continues.  I've read lately the Oilers are showing signs of finally starting to believe Eakins' teachings that they should help out their D with some backchecking that goes beyond the center red line.

     
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    Re: Game 32: Oilers v. Bruins (12/12/13) GDT

    Any word on the lines for tonight's game? 

     
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    In response to RichHillOntario's comment:[QUOTE]

    The Bruins' 2011 Cup championship alumni tour continues. [/QUOTE]

    http://bruins.nhl.com/club/blogpost.htm?id=23850

     

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    Re: Game 32: Oilers v. Bruins (12/12/13) GDT

    In response to StanleyCuptotheBruinsin2011's comment:
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    Rask out ...I have to predict a 4-3 Oilers win ... I hate it but that'll brpe the exact score

    positive : Matt. Fraser will score his 1st goal for thE BRUINS 

     

    it could go in OT or S/O

    [/QUOTE]
    Thats 3rd game in a row now you predict, keep it up sooner or later you will be right.

     
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    Re: Game 32: Oilers v. Bruins (12/12/13) GDT

    @NHLBruins: Chad Johnson the starting goaltender tonight in Edmonton, per Julien ^CS

     

     
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    In response to RichHillOntario's comment:[QUOTE]

    The Bruins' 2011 Cup championship alumni tour continues.




     

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    Looks like a tight bond going on, San.  

     
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    In response to wallydouglas' comment:
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    In response to StanleyCuptotheBruinsin2011's comment:
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    Rask out ...I have to predict a 4-3 Oilers win ... I hate it but that'll brpe the exact score

    positive : Matt. Fraser will score his 1st goal for thE BRUINS 

     

    it could go in OT or S/O

    [/QUOTE]
    Thats 3rd game in a row now you predict, keep it up sooner or later you will be right.

    [/QUOTE]

    I have to admit Stanley nailed the 5-2 score on Sunday, wally.

     
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    Re: Game 32: Oilers v. Bruins (12/12/13) GDT

    Need another win by the B's tonight for second personal viewing hat trick in 3 days. Habs done in by Flyers and Rangers downed by Dubinsky and 3 string goalie.

     
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    In response to RichHillOntario's comment:[QUOTE]

    The Bruins' 2011 Cup championship alumni tour continues.[/QUOTE]

    [/QUOTE] Looks like a tight bond going on, San.  [/QUOTE]


    The pre-game NESN video of Ference was awesome!

     
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    Re: Game 32: Oilers v. Bruins (12/12/13) GDT

    Bruins off to a great start... flu bug might be almost gone?

     
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    Re: Game 32: Oilers v. Bruins (12/12/13) GDT

    Boy, Krug just had a nice chance!

     
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    Re: Game 32: Oilers v. Bruins (12/12/13) GDT

    Seids with a tricky one!

     
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    Re: Game 32: Oilers v. Bruins (12/12/13) GDT

    Another trick dump by Seidenberg LoL

     
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    Re: Game 32: Oilers v. Bruins (12/12/13) GDT

    What did Seid really scored ??   Unreal 

     
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    Re: Game 32: Oilers v. Bruins (12/12/13) GDT

    Glad to see Bruins got rewarded for their hard work... even if it was goalie error

     
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    Another trick dump by Seidenberg LoL

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    This one wasn't quite as epic as that last one, but we'll take it!

     
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    Re: Game 32: Oilers v. Bruins (12/12/13) GDT

    lot of decent looks on the PP too!!!

     

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