The mistakes… Why, Hockey Jesus, must they always end up in our net? Final Score: 3-2 Stars
This morning, we were sitting at Nation HQ talking about tonight’s game when it dawned on us all that both Hemsky and Horcoff are both Dallas Stars now. Yeah, sure, we all know they’re Dallas Stars but when you really think about it, it’s incredibly odd. Both Shawn Horcoff and Ales Hemsky were the Oilers first line players when they went to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2006. Now? They’re part of the scourge from Dallas that continuously knocked them both out of the playoffs for years in the late 90s/early 2000s. What the hell, hockey gods?
Nostalgia aside, the biggest question of the day was whether or not Hemsky and Horc would exercise their right, as former Oilers, and score multiple points against their former club. I predicted that Hemsky would score his first goal of the season on a coast to coast rush. Amazingly, neither Hemsky nor Horcoff was able to get any points tonight. Instead, the Oilers preferred to leave Tyler Seguin alone at every chance available. You would think that the Oilers would have had Seguin circled on their defensive plan, but that means they would have to have a defensive plan. Couple the Seguin gaffs with Viktor Fasth’s first goal turd, and the Oilers lose again.
The streak continues.
THE BRIGHT SIDE
- Making fun of the guy in the tan jacket was just as fun as watching the rest of the game.
- Boyd Gordon’s goal was the result of pure determination and hard work. The Oilers could use another 10 of him.
- Luke Gazdic has got a great moustache.
- FINALLY Dallas Eakins made Justin Schultz sit after a mistake. Praise Gord!
- Shout out to Taylor Hall for hitting 100 goals on his career. Please stay with us forever, Taylor.
- Aside from the first goal I thought Fasth played pretty well. His defence let him down on those Seguin goals.
- It was good to see both Eberle and Nuge jump in when Garbutt kneed Hall. Speaking of which, that knee was definitely suspension worthy. I imagine he’ll be getting a call about that one.
THE FACE PALMERS
- Sportsnet for playing the 1997 playoff highlights where Marchant scored in overtime. Just seeing those highlights again really bummed me out.
- Tan jacket glass banger guy brought a “believe” sign just to switch things up.
- The first Stars goal was absolutely gross. How many time must the Oilers let in a goal from centre ice?
- They probably shouldn’t let Tyler Seguin in on breakaways. The NHL scoring leader. On a breakaway. Also, you probably shouldn’t leave this same Tyler Seguin alone in the slot. Two goals tonight.
- Yakupov is not getting nearly enough minutes.
- The Garbutt knee on Hall was absolutely gross.
BEST OF THE TWEETS
— Douglas Dyck (@dougers14) November 25, 2014
— Dave Cote (@imdavecote) November 26, 2014
— Jake DesRoches (@Baresnake) November 26, 2014
@OilersNation every dallas loss “This is YOUR FAULT TAN JACKET…*throws it out*….wait I can’t get mad at you *gets it back*”
— German V (@german80) November 26, 2014
— claythor (@claythor87) November 26, 2014
— David Smitten (@DavidSmitten) November 26, 2014
— STUCK OUT HERE (@stuck_out_here) November 26, 2014
— Shauggy says… (@Edmonton_rookie) November 26, 2014
@OilersNation Even the Fido dog knows Gordon scored. Inspector Gordon is immortal across species
— Rip Van Winkle (@bhlazo) November 26, 2014
— Tyler Lepine (@TyLepine) November 26, 2014
@OilersNation am I the only one who hopes we set losing records this year? If your gonna be bad you might as well be legendarily bad!
— Matthew hall (@Mhall6767) November 26, 2014
— Matt (@eastcoastoilfan) November 26, 2014
Dallas fan controlling Ruff’s mind. pic.twitter.com/cvMcPRkFZz
— Woodguy (@Woodguy55) November 26, 2014
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