OLE OLE OLE OLE! Final Score: 3-0 Oilers.
What a difference a week can make! Last Monday, we were expecting the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse to rain hellfire down across the Nation. Fast forward to today, and the Oilers have cranked out three wins in a row and have been able to shut down two of the league’s biggest superstars. If the Oilers were going to extend their winning streak to four games, they had to shut down another league star in PK Subban and a better Montreal team. Well, tonight, the Oilers did exactly that.
Could you have ever imagined that the Oilers would be back at .500 just a week after starting the season 0-4-1? It’s like we’re watching a completely different team! Yes, you could argue that the Oilers deserved a win in game one against the Flames, but would anyone have predicted this turnaround? I doubt it. Regardless, the Oilers are on an Eastern Conference winning streak and we may have to lobby the NHL to move us to the East. Now, who knows Gary Bettman’s phone number?
Let’s wrap it up…
THE BRIGHT SIDE
- Beautiful goal by Benoit Pouliot. Filthy pass by Marcobello.
- Yakupov with a huge hit on Emelin, and a goal in the 2nd period. #YakCityRising
- The Oilers were legitimately knocking the Habs around. It’s cool to be a bigger team than anyone — ever!
- Draisaitl keeps getting better and better. I still don’t think he’s completely ready for the NHL, but he had another solid game and will be sticking around.
- Ben Scrivens was solid all night long. Big win. Nice shutout.
- Solid defensive effort by Mark Fayne.
THE FACE PALMERS
- Way too many Habs fans at Rexall.
- ODD. MAN. RUSHES. Sweet merciful Nuge, it was getting ridiculous in the first period.
- Tough night for Eberle.
- I can’t seem to find out what kind of paperwork is needed to have the Oilers play in the East.
- Craig Ramsay appeared to have gotten dressed in the dark.
BEST OF THE TWEETS
— oilersdog (@oilersdog) October 28, 2014
— Paul Hainsworth (@PaoloDelCarmen) October 28, 2014
I bet Spector thinks that hit by Yakupov was irresponsible. #Oilers
— Tim Plamondon (@TimPlamondon) October 28, 2014
The Habs are crying? No way!! pic.twitter.com/TIQSBsW9O2
— K McGowan (@vintagekerry63) October 28, 2014
— Alan Smithee (@oiler_country) October 28, 2014
Yak with a good defensive play? Did he defect to Canada or something? #DifferentPassport
— Matt Hangederson (@Archaeologuy) October 28, 2014
@OilersNation I’ve been feeling so empty without DP.
— Aime (@aimeok) October 28, 2014
Galchenyuk has 6 more career points than Yak. One is a budding superstar, the other an enigma who needs to work on defence. #Narratives
— Woodguy (@Woodguy55) October 28, 2014
— Taylor Ritchie (@RitchieTaylor) October 28, 2014
— Buddy on a couch (@Buddyonacouch) October 28, 2014
@OilersNation I sure hope no habs jerseys are tossed on the ice!
— Jesse Ferguson (@jesseferguson) October 28, 2014
— K DiddY (@K_DiddY_) October 28, 2014
— Lochlin Cross (@LochlinCross) October 28, 2014
4 in a row ? pic.twitter.com/jHvomvOQyv
— Ryan B. (@IAmByks) October 28, 2014
BEAT UP BAG CONTEST
It’s the last few days until the deadline for the Beat Up Bag contest that our friends at Klondike Cycle are putting on. What is the Beat Up Bag contest? I’ll tell you. All you have to do is tweet Klondike Cycle (@GoKlondikeCycle) a picture of your beat up hockey bag and you’ll be entered to win a new CCM Ribcore stick, and a new CCM hockey bag.
If you’ve got a p.o.s. for a hockey bag, be sure to grab your phone and tweet them a picture. The winner will be announced via Twitter on October 31st. Godspeed, Internet friends.