Well if you are going to bust out of a 4 game winless streak we can’t help but think that destroying the first place Chicago Blackhawks 9-2 is one way to do it. Particularly when this happens on a Saturday Night. When beer is for sale.

Taylor Hall hat trick? Nuge with 5 assists? We lack the words to accurately describe this. But we bet you may want to say a thing or two about a thing or two.



  • Clyde Frog

    If it was 4-2, 2-1 or 3-2 I would squeee with trepidation. For all the reasons as mentioned above…

    But 9-2! 9 freaking goals to 2, against a team that outscored us 30-8 in the past several home games we played?

    Yeah that was a back-alley drubbing and no I’m tired excuse can stand to that absolute pounding.

    Although I am still a little concerned that our top 6 are the only forwards who can generate a point when we pot 9.

  • Clyde Frog

    Nice to beat up on the Hawks. Brings me back to the good ole days when the Oil regularly beat up on teams like the Hawks…remember Orville Tessier. It brought tears of joy to see the glum look of all those Hawk players including Carcillo, Toews, Kane. Duncan Keith looked like a pylon out there. We needed that one.

  • justDOit

    Just watching the highlights (again…), and would like some opinions on the 5 on 3 formation where Gilbert got his goal. Has anyone seen this ‘2 guys behind the icing line’ on a 5 on 3 before? It looked like a planned formation.

    But whatever it was, boy is it ever ‘crazy like a fox’ kinda brilliant! No? You get a clear path to both points, allowing them to pinch down a little farther than normally, and the triangle defence has no chance to react quickly enough to the pass out.

    • Romulus' Apotheosis

      It definitely looked planned.

      If memory serves the last 5-3 we had we failed to convert because the D on the other team kept lying on the ice preventing RNH from getting a pass through the crease from behind/side of the net. I think this formation was in response to that poor outing…. break down the goalie (has to go back and forth repeatedly) and confuse the D (so occupied with the back and forth – no time to lay on the ice and take away the pass) leaving the point open…

      It will be interesting to see if they try it again the next opportunity and whether it will work a second time… funny though, i don’t recall seeing it before from any team.

      • justDOit

        Yeah, me too – never seen it before. Initially, I was just about to start screaming at the TV about having 2 guys behind the net, but then… crazy like a fox, I say.

        Must be a Swiss trick, if their knives are any indication of how crafty they are.

        • Wax Man Riley

          A few games back the Oilers scored on 5 on 3 with this play. Renney was asked about it after that game and said it was something he wanted to try because it forced the opposing defensemen/goalie to turn their backs to the play and leaves the point shot open.

          I like it!

          • Romulus' Apotheosis

            I like it too… i guess i missed that, or forgot about it… i have only missed a couple of games this year…

            funnier though that Chicago didn’t seem prepared for it… if we’ve done it before, you’d think they would have thought through how to break it down…

  • Oilers G- Nations Poet Laureate

    I’m not on the twitters, but…..