Gather together, you pathetic Oilers.
Come on, bring it in you shameful people.
The appointed time is almost here
and God's chosen instrument is about to sweep us away.
Yahweh's anger is almost fully complete for another year,
his unending punishment ready for a small reprieve.
Nonetheless, let us seek after Yahweh;
let us come to him and acknowledge that mistakes have been made;
let us speak about what is good and right;
let us call out our foolish leaders;
let us ask Yahweh for his favour.
Perhaps this will be the last year of his mighty anger.
Maybe his favour will rest with his chosen people soon.
Edmonton Oilers (24-44-7) @ Detroit Red Wings (39-23-13)
Joe Louis Arena, 5:30 P.M. MDT
Television: Sportsnet West
More analysis after the jump...
Visiting Team Scouting Report:
The Detroit Red Wings are still just a good team. I think they're probably the second best team in the Western Conference behind the Chicago Blackhawks based on their ability to outshoot the opposition at even strength (they've outshot their opponents 1937-1799 and out-Corsied them 3549-3070) and their fantastic special teams (their goal differential on special teams is +21). They're healthy and they have three of the very best players in the NHL in Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg and Nicklas Lidstrom. So long as they avoid the Blackhawks, they should be favoured to win their first round series. I hope they play the Canucks.
Edmonton Oilers (24-44-7):
Moreau - Horcoff - Pisani
Penner - Cogliano - Comrie
Nilsson - Pouliot - Stortini
Jones - Potulny - Brule
Gilbert - Whitney
Strudwick - Chorney
Johnson - Arsene
Detroit Red Wings (39-23-13)
Franzen - Datsyuk - Holmstrom
Filppula - Zetterberg - Bertuzzi
Draper - Helm - Eaves
Miller - Williams - Meech
Lidstrom - Rafalski
Kronwall - Stuart
Ericsson - Lilja
Behind the Numbers: