Morning After Blog: Blowout Alert!!
Oh baby! Something tells me doctors in Edmonton are going to be busy today because I’m sure half of the city has had erections lasting longer than four hours. What a night at the iron jungle.
The Blackhawks came into last night’s tilt with a 11-1-2 record in their last 14 games, but they left in a body bag thanks to a 5-0 dismantling at the hands of your beloved Oil. Everything was clicking last night. The Iceman was money all night (shocker), Connor was flying. Hell, even the power play decided to show up. Statement game like you read about it.
Jonathan Toews was sprung for a partial breakaway on literally the first shift of the game. Naturally the Iceman shut the door, but I was already holding my breath thinking it was going to be a tough night. Silly me, that was before Connor hit the ice.
Don’t let Oscar get hot! After a little McDazzlin in the neutral zone, Klefbom stepped into one for his third goal in three games to get the Oil on the board with an early lead. And just when you thought he couldn’t do it again..
He did it again! This time, Leon was there to deflect it home in the slot. Do we really care who scored? All I know is those two assists in the first was good enough to put Connor back in the league lead for points. All is right in the world again. Suck it, Mark.
2-0 Oil after 20.
With the good guys in the lead, the 2nd period was a go-OH MY GOD!!!!
RIP Tyler Motte, 1995-2016. Nobody ever really knew thee. Kris Russell says good evening, Chicago. What a hit. I think he made him shit himself. I haven’t seen an Oilers’ defenceman lay a hit like that since Teddy Peckman.
After the Hawks’ said their condolences to the Motte family, they took it to the Oil for a good portion of the second. Cam Talbot had to make some ten star saves on the penalty kill, and as the period was winding down, the Oilers managed to tack on another goal by Rej Sekera to make it 3-0 after 40 minutes.
Textbook screen by the Big Rig in front.
This was a big period for Edmonton. Chicago rattled off three goals in the third to come back against Vancouver on Saturday, so this one was far over. But the Trash Heap Triple Crown winning Canucks stink, and unfortunately for Chicago, they found out the hard way that the Oilers don’t stink (anymore). Seven minutes into the third period, it was Tony Time.
Ben Scrivens thinks that was a bad goal. 4-0 Oil. And the good times weren’t over yet! Leon Draisaitl added his second of the game on the PP to officially make this one a blowout. Eat my crumb, Chicago!
Final score: 5-0 for the Oil.
Blowout the first place team in the Western conference. Two game heater. First place in the PAC-7. What a time to be alive.
McPoint(s)! Like I mentioned, the first period alone was good enough to put 97 back in sole possession of the lead for the league scoring race. We don’t call him the best player in the world for nothing.
This one could have been 7-0 if it weren’t for Jordan Eberle blowing a couple of grade A chances wide of the net. The poor guy has the yips right now.
Speaking of Eberle, he needs to stay on a line with Nuge. They have chemistry together and they both like to play the cycle game. If Puljujarvi can use his size and shot on a line with Connor, Todd the God may have finally found the right combo to have two scoring lines.
The Iceman with his third trip to shutter island of the year. Rock solid between the pipes.
Don’t let the two PP goals fool you. Chicago has the worst penalty kill in the league. The Oilers weren’t doing anything different. They still have the same setup with only one one-timer option, and yes, it’s still the guy who can’t one-time a puck. Counting the days until Jay Woodcroft finally draws up a unit that can light up more than just the worst PK in the league.
Here’s Kris Russell knocking Motte into 2017 one more time, because duh:
Don’t sniff glue, kids:
— Guy B (@Chihawksfanatic) November 22, 2016
Hottest Tweet of the Night
Three Cups since 2010. First place in the West. 11-2-2 in their last 15. One bad game and Hawks fans are ready to drink bleach. Christ.
If the Game Was a Song
Suck it, Chicago.
Ho-hum. Just a routine 31 save shutout for your boy Cam Talbot. STUD.
Kris Russell had a great game. On top of him murdering Tyler Motte, him and Sekera completely shut down the Toews/Kane line. Russ and Rej are a money second pairing behind 77/6. Edmonton improves to 9-3-1 with him in the lineup, hmmmmm…