Game preview Vancouver has won 3 in a row to take a stranglehold on the series...Edmonton has scored just 1 goal each game for the last 3. The first two games of the series they scored 8 goals.
roster changes for Edmonton... Tom Gilbert takes Bret Hedican's spot in the lineup
1st period -At the 8 minute mark, Luongo makes a ridiculous save on Gagner to save a goal. WOW! -With 8:34 left in the 1st, Cogliano opens the scoring with a shot from the slot that Luongo gets a piece of but not enough. Its his 1st of the series and the assist goes to Tom Gilbert! 1-0 EDMONTON -Staios gives the puck away and then gets called for tripping with 3 minutes left in the 1st period. -SHORTHANDED GOAL!!!! Cole jams a Savard rebound past Luongo to make it 2-0 EDMONTON. his 2nd of the series, Savard and Souray get the assists. -the Oilers penalty kill is again rock solid, they kill it off and the period ends with EDMONTON up 2-0 -shots...Edmonton 12...Vancouver 9 2nd period -Visnovsky takes a ticky-tack holding penalty 2:30 into the 2nd period -with 35 seconds left in the 1st PP, Staios takes another tripping penalty...Vancouver will have a 5 on 3 PP for 35 seconds. -the Oil kill another penalty...definitely the best part of their game in this series -Immediately after the penalty kill, Moreau gets called for cross checking...the ref is obviously from Vancouver. -The Oil kill another penalty...the Canuck PP has been awful all series long...or is it just good penalty killing?? -FYI - Roloson has been very good today, very solid, no big rebounds -with a couple seconds left in the 2nd...Horcoff takes a bad tripping penalty -END OF PERIOD - STILL 2-0 EDMONTON -shots...Edmonton 15...Vancouver 20
3rd period -Oil kill another penalty...Canucks now 0-5 on the PP tonight -Another penalty, Horcoff for cross checking...what a crock...6 penalties for Edmonton, 0 for Vancouver -finally Canucks score on the PP, its Ryan Kesler, his 2nd of the series, making it 2-1 EDMONTON -this is getting stupid...Pisani makes the penalty margin 7-0 when he gets called for tripping...unbelievable. 11 minutes left in the 3rd. -Vancouver scores...2-2. Bieksa fires one from the point and Daniel Sedin tips it past Roloson...his 3rd of the postseason -2-2 TIE...9 30 left in the 3rd -Stortini gets called for tripping...with 5 minutes to go...ridiculous -Demitra scores...3-2 Canucks...8-0 in powerplays for Vancouver...so stupid...4 51 left to go -Daniel Sedin feeds his brother Henrik for a wide open net to make it 4-2 Vancouver...2:55 left in the 3rd...this is the most frustrating game i've ever played. -of course Cole gets called for tripping with 40 seconds left...unbelievable!!!!!! -4-3 VANCOUVER...the Oilers get their 2nd shorthanded goal of the night when Moreau roofs a spin-o-rama move past Luongo...31 seconds left
Vancouver wins the series 4-2. Winning 4 straight games to take the series. the reffing was stupid...oilers got called for 9 penalties and the Canucks 0. i am really mad and now i go into the off season. i had high hopes for the season...i really wanted to bring back the cup to Edmonton but its not gonna happen this year.
Vancouver Canucks vs. Edmonton Oilers Series tied 2-2...back in Edmonton for Game 5
1st period -1:30 into the game Hemsky gets called for a cross checking penalty but the Oilers kill it off -With 4:35 left in the 1st, Moreau has a chance to put away a goal but Luongo makes a diving save to prevent a goal -The Canucks were buzzing at the end of the 1st but Roloson stays solid and the period ends at 0-0 -Shots...Edmonton 8...Vancouver 11
2nd period -2 minutes in March Savard puts one past Luongo wih a shot from the left faceoff circle...its his 3rd of the playoffs and Visnovsky gets the assist. 1-0 EDMONTON -1 minute later its Demitra for Vancouver who fires one under the glove of Roloson...his 3rd of the series. 1-1 TIE -Smid gives it away in front of his net with 13 minutes left but Roloson makes a beautiful save to stop Mason Raymond. The Smid, Hedican defense pairing is struggling. -More sloppy play from Smid and Hedican almost gives Vancouver a goal but at the end of one its a TIE 1-1 -Shots...Edmonton 17...Vancouver 16
3rd period -1 minute in Daniel Sedin goes five hole and puts in past Roloson to make it 2-1 VANCOUVER...his 2nd of the series -Ryan Johnson makes it 3-1 Vancouver with 9 minutes left in the 3rd. 3-1 VANCOUVER. -Luongo was a brick wall the rest of the 3rd and the Canucks win 3-1. -Shots...Edmonton 21...Vancouver 25
Vancouver has won 3 in a row to take control of the series as it heads back to the West Coast.
3rd star - Luongo - 20 saves 2nd star - Daniel Sedin - 1 goal 1st star - Pavol Demitra - 1 goal 1 assist
my edmonton oilers finished 2nd in the west with a 47-27-8 record, good for 102 points.
I won the northwest division.
First round of playoffs I am matched up with the vancouver canucks...the series is at 2-1 for the oil. game 1 - Oil 4 Canucks 1 game 2 - Oil 4 Canucks 0 game 3 - Canucks 2 Oil 1 - OT
The 1st period no scoring...6 shots aside with both teams playing fairly defensive, not wanting to make mistakes.
2nd period Cogliano had a wide open net on the Powerplay mid way through the period but sent the shot over the net...this was the best chance for the Oil all period long. Canucks open the scoring at 16:09 of the 2nd...darcy hordichuk scores his 1st of the playoffs. prior to that the canucks hit 2 posts...so one was bound to go in. overall this period was very even except the canucks buried a goal and the Oil didn't. the shots at the end of the 2nd are Oil 21, Canucks 18. Luongo is playing great.
3rd period The Oilers tie the game up at 1-1 when hemsky pounces on a rebound to beat Luongo. Heatley gets credit for an assist, his shot set up the play, as does Marc Savard. Its Hemsky's 3rd goal of the playoffs.
The Canucks go up 2-1 when Ryan Johnson scores on a nifty move around Bret Hedican with 9:43 left in the 3rd.
2 minutes later, Pavel Demitra capitalizes on a turnover by Sheldon Souray and pots his 2nd of the postseason. 3-1 canucks.
Daniel Sedin scored an empty net goal to make it a 4-1 final
Some of my posts in the next while will be updating everyone on my video game life. As often as I see fit, I will be updating everyone on the exciting world of NCAA basketball 09.
I should have done this at the start of the season, but i didn't come up with the brilliant idea until yesterday afternoon as i was writing the most boring essay on business ethics ever. 10 pages and its a book report...stupid.
Anyways, I am the Wichita State shockers and currently have a record of 14-5...7-3 in conference play. I have lost 2 straight to Evansville and Bradley...2 bad losses as far as i'm concerened because they are both bottom dwellers in the missouri valley conference.
My starting lineup...
C Garrett Stutz - Fr (7' footer with loads of potential...a good rebounder with a nice touch) F JT Durley - So (a garbage guy who grabs boards and plays solid defence) G David Kyles - Fr (sweet shooting guard who is my best offensive player) G Torre Murry - Fr (scorer who likes to penetrate and finishes well...my best defensive player) G Reggie Britton Jr - Fr (consumate team guy...does everything well...good shooter, good passer)
off the bench i bring...
PG Clevin Hannah - Jr (not a good shooter, OK passer, very quick) PF Aaron Ellis - So (great rebounder, ok finisher around the hoop) PG Reggie Chamberlain - So (bad shooter, can get to the rim with his quickness) SG - Graham Hatch - Jr (only Mormon on the team, good shooter who is struggling lately) F - Ramon Clemente - Sr (undersized PF who does the little things)
As you can see i have a really young team. I start 4 freshman and a sophmore. I really anna build my team around shooters. I like to play small ball with one big man and a forward and 3 guards...that is my ideal lineup. Anyways, i will update this blog every so often with results from games. perhaps i will update it with stats when i'm home and in front of my PS3.
the feedback on the team would be appreciated...thanks!