September 14 2011 01:16AM
Two nights after showing the Vancouver Canucks their offensive firepower, the Oilers elected to show they have the best goaltending in the tournament as well. Tyler Bunz faced 24 shots, including numerous excellent scoring chances, and stopped all of them enroute to a 2-0 shutout..
The Oilers weren`t able to generate many quality chances despite outshooting the Jets 27-24, but after a weak point shot from Ryan Lowery - that Jets` netminder John Corrazzi should have stopped - made it 2-0 it became the Bunz show.
September 13 2011 11:49PM
The Oilers’ prospects played their second game of the pre-preseason earlier this evening, lining up against the Jets’ rookies. After the jump, random scattered thoughts on the game and the players.
September 13 2011 06:03PM
Ales Hemsky's surgically repaired shoulder and Ryan Whitney's re-attached ankle tendon aren't 100 per cent and could keep them out of the line-up when the Edmonton Oilers open their pre-season.
September 13 2011 04:01PM
His 30-day sentence for charges related to drunk driving behind him, goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin returned to the ice with his Edmonton Oilers teammates today.
September 13 2011 01:57PM
That was game four of the Smyth division semi-final in 1990, the last Jets' playoff victory over the Oilers. Normally Oiler fans might cringe watching this, but considering you know that Bill Ranford, Jari Kurri and Mark Lamb were heroes in the next three games I thought it would be a nice "welcome back" for Jets fans.
The best part of this video is that after the goal was scored Don Wittman and John Garrett didn't speak for 1:20. They let the viewers soak in the atmosphere of an electric building. I wish TV execs would allow viewers the same opportunity now rather than go to the replay in the first 10 seconds. Watching the celebration on the ice and in the stands after an OT goal is much better than seeing a replay five times.
Tonight these two organizations meet for the first time since March 29th, 1996, a 3-2 Oilers victory led by Miro Satan's two goals. This will be one of only two meetings between these former-rivals, so we'll likely have to wait until next year to feel any sense of the old rivalry, but it's still great to have the Jets back in the NHL.