Oilers vs. Flyers Postgame: Two In A Row!

Jonathan Willis
February 03 2010 11:03PM

Edmonton Oilers: 1

Philadelphia Flyers: 0

Incredibly, two wins in a row for the Oilers. They did it tonight by playing an incredibly disciplined defensive game, and capitalizing on a power play with less than 20 seconds left. Great goaltending didn't hurt either.

I had an spectacularly long blow-by-blow post all set to go, but apparently I clicked the wrong button and Microsoft Word ate the entire thing. With eight minutes left in the game. I thought my head would explode.

Oilers Three Stars

1. Jeff Deslauriers. Incredible game for the young goaltender. The Oilers did a good job of limiting shots against, but even so Deslauriers looked a lot better than he has in the none-too-distant past.

2. Sam Gagner. Gagner played well, again, and set up Ryan Potulny's game winner in the dying moments of the game. He also drew the penalty that put the Oilers on that power play.

3. Ryan Potulny. Potulny was having a fine game on the Oilers' penalty kill, and he had a couple of very heady moves in the middle frame, but all that must pail in comparison to scoring the winning goal against his old team.

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Jonathan Willis is a freelance writer. He currently works for Oilers Nation, the Edmonton Journal and Bleacher Report. He's co-written three books and worked for myriad websites, including Grantland, ESPN, The Score, and Hockey Prospectus. He was previously the founder and managing editor of Copper & Blue.
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#51 Oil Kings 'n' Pretty Things
February 04 2010, 03:29PM
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#52 Pajamah
February 04 2010, 05:24PM
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Milli wrote:

Gagner looks like he is really progressing, thank god, through the misery of this season at least there is one possitive. PLante looked very solid, and he actually hit!!!!! WOW, that is big for this team, loved when Vish was laying face down and Gilbert just skated back to the bench.....Now, maybe he didn't need to drop the gloves, but come on man at least engage in a little shoving match.

Did you catch his "obligatory" thrown punch on Hartnell, after he threw Grebeshkov into Deslaurier (can we trade for Ott, and Auld, cuz typing these long names sure suck when you have fat hands and an iPhone).

He didn't look like he wanted anything to do with Hartnell. You don't have to fight, just tackle him and people will jump in

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