Flyers @ Oilers Game 41 Preview

Paul Bereswill

Ilya Bryzgalov faces off against the team that pays him to stay away.




Flyers

@

Oilers3
17-16-4, 1.028 p/g Ranks 13-24-3, .726 p/g
Eastern Conference: 8th Western Conf: 13th
22nd P/G 28th
15th ST 24th
19th ES 28th
16th Goal 30th
8 PM MDT - CBC
Rexall Place
The opposing view: Broad Street Hockey

Tickets - TiqIQ

Top Story

  • Oilers played a snoozefest in Calgary, but emerged victorious 2-0. Snoozefest? The greatest game ever, is more like it. Ryan Smyth scored a pair, his twelfth and thirteenth point on the year. Boyd Gordon had a pair of assists, and Devan Dubnyk collected his second shutout of the year turning aside 27 shots. Oilers will try for the elusive third consecutive victory tonight against Philadelphia.

The Oilers are saying:

"Something that came unexpected has been his work with Yakupov and Belov. A great example was in the Anaheim game, there was six minutes left on the clock, and Yak got ahold of the puck a couple of times and..not decisions that we loved, and not anything that cost us and the whistle went, there was a time out, and Yak sat down in front of me and I was juuuuust about to lean into him, and talk to him about his play, and there was a time out, and Bryz was already in front of me...it was a one-sided conversation, Bryz wasn't yelling, it was an even tone, and they were going on in their native tongue. Bryz was like "da-da-da, da-da-da," pointed at the clock, "da da da, da da da, da da da," and I thought I knew what he was saying, and when he was all done, I tapped Yak on the shoulder and said "he's right".

That's Oilers coach Dallas Eakins on Ilya Bryzgalov's unexpected windfalls.

No doubt it's nice that someone can converse with players in their native language. Even nicer when Coach turns it into a long lost one hit wonder.

The Opponent is saying:

"It shouldn't matter if you're playing at home or away. You need to play with the same intensity and play the same way. I think we just need to get focused when we play on the road"

That's Flyers forward Claude Giroux on staying focused while on the road.

Fifteen games into the season, the Flyers were 4-10-1. Then, the Oilers came to town. The Flyers have gone 13-6-3 since then. You're welcome, Flyers.

Philadelphia begins a six game road trip tonight in Edmonton. The Flyers are 6-9-4 on the road this year.

Of note:

Projected Lines & Pairings:

The Edmonton Oilers

Taylor Hall - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - David Perron

Jesse Joensuu - Sam Gagner - Jordan Eberle

Ryan Smyth - Boyd Gordon - Ales Hemsky

Luke Gazdic - Anton Lander - Nail Yakupov

Andrew Ference - Justin Schultz

Nick Schultz - Jeff Petry

Anton Belov - Martin Marincin

Ilya Bryzgalov

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Philadelphia Flyers

Michael Raffl - Claude Giroux - Jakub Voracek

Scott Hartnell - Brayden Schenn - Wayne Simmonds

Matt Read - Sean Couturier - Vincent Lecavalier

Steve Downie - Adam Hall - Zac Rinaldo

Kimmo Timonen - Braydon Coburn

Mark Streit - Nicklas Grossmann

Luke Schenn - Andrej Meszaros

Steve Mason

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Copper & Blue

You must be a member of The Copper & Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Copper & Blue. You should read them.

Join The Copper & Blue

You must be a member of The Copper & Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Copper & Blue. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker