GDB Wrap Up: Ducks @ Oilers

baggedmilk
March 28 2014 10:32PM

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Ben Scrivens is the anti-Dubnyk. Final Score: 4-3 Oilers.

Tonight was one of the last times you will see Teemu Selanne at Rexall Place and the thought of it bummed me out. It's a weird feeling when the players you grew up watching start retiring. I remember watching his rookie season and being amazed that a guy that could score 76 goals in the NHL, let alone in his rookie season.  (I was fairly young at the time and hadn't had a chance to learn about Gretzky's 92 goal season yet) It was pretty cool to see Rexall give Teemu a standing ovation. It was also cool that he didn't score.

What can you say about Ben Scrivens other than he stole another game for the Oilers. Since he's been around he's given the Oiler saves that they never could have expected at the beginning of the year. I'm not sure how often you can get outshot 51-23 and still win the game but it worked this time! Not to mention, Andrew Cogliano didn't score! Take that former Oilers curse. It's amazing what solid goaltending can do.

Let's wrap it up...

The Bright Side

  • 100th career goal for Gagner
  • Teemu Selanne has more than enough old man strength to share with Nugey
  • Ben Scrivens was 10 shades of awesome
  • I love seeing guys score their first NHL goal - good on Klefbom
  • Fans weren't just waiting for the 50/50 announcement!

The Face Palmers

  • Turning on the TV 5 minutes late and already losing
  • Tyler Pitlick's legs
  • Corey Perry is very annoying in the best way possible - wrong team though
  • Being doubled in shots is a good thing, right?

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#51 Oilersfan4ever
March 29 2014, 07:46AM
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OilersDynasty wrote:

Okay, but he can decide to sit the Vancouver game and play against Edmonton. People should just wait to that moment to see if this is indeed his last game at Rexall.

That's the media for ya!

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#52 netzky99
March 29 2014, 07:50AM
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Anyone else see a little Boris Mironov in Marincin? Loved Bobo! With a few more pounds on M&M's frame he could really develop into something special.

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#53 Oilcruzer
March 29 2014, 08:23AM
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Rod from Viking wrote:

I agree but Gagner actually did hit one of the Ducks D-man on one play last night and the Oilers retrieved the puck. Ryan Smyth can't be resigned by this team, I am so sick of watching him trying to get the record pp goal from the side of the net behind the goal line, I want him to get so he'll retire but stand in the front of the net where 99% of the other ones came from.

Re Gagner.

The first goal for Anaheim wasn't good, although Perron could have recognized the weak side 2 and 1 being set up by Gagner's over commitment to the half board.

The hit he made was out of circumstance. It was the only hit. It was half of what he should have dished out. He let up.

I'm serious here. I focused on him at the game. Every shift. He takes real odd paths, like he doesn't want to be in any area where he might get the slightest contact. He never explodes after the puck carrier. He coasts. The only burst I saw all game was when he saw he had a free path to the top of the far face off circle where he would go unmolested to accept a pass, walk in, and score.

Again. The only time.

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#54 Rod from Viking
March 29 2014, 08:29AM
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@Oilcruzer

Agree.

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#55 Dyckster
March 29 2014, 08:43AM
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@otter2233

Cuz it was 4 on 4. 3 skaters, 1 tendy. 3 + 1 = 4

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#56 Oiler Al
March 29 2014, 09:37AM
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Lovejoy and Robidias running guys, elbowing etc. Where the frig is Gadzic, when you need him.If his need is for face punching teams other goons, then get him the frig off this team. Hendricks is doing the heaving lifting in looking after the rats, Gadzic, does sheet. He certainly cant play hockey.

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#57 Gk1980
March 29 2014, 01:31PM
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Good game it we just make it to easy for other teams in our own end. We NEED a Corey perry. That guy is awesome and so annoying! Boys tend to leave the points in their end wide open and leave the boards exposed. Time for a new defence coach. Boys just make it too hard on themselves.

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#58 Danger Pay
March 29 2014, 05:20PM
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ubermiguel wrote:

Great ending, but Ference played horribly the rest of the night. I have seen too many goals this year where he was behind the net watching the puck get past him and into our net.

The guy scores the overtime winner and stills get hated on. Tough Crowd, Edmonton was historically awesome and now they are historically bad, let's just enjoy a great hockey play by an Oiler.

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#59 oilers
March 29 2014, 11:15PM
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Al Low wrote:

Every time I watch the Ducks play us, I think about the Corey Perry deal that didn't happen when 6Rings decided it would be a good idea to ask Mike Comrie to pay back 2.5M. Of all of the dumb moves 6Rings has made, that might have been the dumbest of them all. Say what you want about him but Corey Perry is a magnificent player and would have looked in good Oiler colors.

Oilers aren't going anywhere as long as six rings is around. No respect from agents or other team managers.

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