A Night of Beauty - Oilers Score 7 on Home Ice

Ryan Smyth scores on the Power Play - Chris Austin-USA TODAY Sports

The Edmonton Oilers beat the crap out of the Columbus Blue Jackets in a 7-0 win at Rexall Place

The words "perfect game" haven't been used that often in Edmonton lately but tonight's game was just that. Coming off of a third period win in Calgary, where the Edmonton Oilers scored 4 unanswered goals, the Oilers faced off against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Rexall Place.

Anyone that knows hockey probably also know the Oilers have had a tough time scoring on home ice. Even with talent like Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Nail Yakupov and David Perron the Oilers just haven't played well enough at home to score goals. That was about to change tonight.

Highlights

Goal of The Game

This goal has to go to David Perron on his impossible angle goal. On a shot, from a similar angle as the game winning goal against Calgary, David Perron buries a beauty top shelf on a cheating Sergei Bobrovsky.

Boyd Gordon wins the draw, despite what Louie DeBrusk says, and gets the puck to Ryan Smyth. Smyth chips the puck to Perron who skates towards the goal line with the puck. He catches Bobrovsky cheating just a little bit and shelfs the puck through the 2 inches between Bobrovsky and the crossbar.

Tweet of the Game

Nail Yakupov had a great game. He took 3 shots on net, had 2 shot attempts blocked and missed on 3 other shot attempts but he also drew two penalties one of which he scored on. These two tweets by the Edmonton Journal's John MacKinnon sums this up.

Take Aways

Nail Yakupov

What else can be said. Since "The Incident" this guy has been on fire. He has shown up every game and is doing what this team needs him to do.

David Perron

You know what makes Perron such a good player? He isn't afraid to shoot the puck. Hopefully it starts rubbing off on some of the others on the team.

Devan Dubnyk

So he only had to face 14 shots. He still played well, he deserved to get a rest. After all if it wasn't for him in the first two periods the Flames would've beat the Oilers last game. Hey! Looks like Dubnyk does do better with a crazy Russian, waiting to take his place.

The Defense

This was their best game of the season. Not many huge mistakes like we've seen in the past. Hopefully they can keep this going against real NHL teams.

The Fourth Line

The Oilers win in Calgary but the 4th line craps the bed. The fourth line stays together because of chemistry and even in a 7-0 win you could tell when they were on the ice. My guess is that stay together for the Florida game because of tonight's win. All the while Mark Arcobello sits in favour of Will Acton or Luke Gazdic or Jesse Joensuu. It doesn't make sense.

Three Stars

Probably the easiest decision I've had for while.

  1. Nail Yakupov
  2. David Perron
  3. Jordan Eberle
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