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Gagner Leads Oilers Over Blue Jackets 6-4

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Gagner grabs four points in a back and forth affair.

This is Ryan Jones "getting back" on defense prior to the Horcoff goal.  What hustle!  What heart!
This is Ryan Jones "getting back" on defense prior to the Horcoff goal. What hustle! What heart!

Recapping the recaps:

Tubthumper Count: 5

via Michael Parkatti, Boys on the Bus:

via Jeff Chapman, Oil on Whyte:

Nikolai Khabibulin fell back to Earth a little bit tonight. He wasn’t the proximate cause for all four goals, but he was a contributing factor for a couple. Like when he shot the puck off the boards to no one in particular (okay, the linesman was standing there). Puck ended up on Cam Atkinson‘s stick in the high slot, and Khabibulin had no chance. Coach Krueger pulled Khabibulin after allowing the fourth goal and stuck Dubnyk in.

via Dennis King, mc79hockey.com:

via Matt Wagner, Jackets Cannon:

Cam Atkinson / Matt Calvert / Artem Anisimov - I could look at them individually, but the truth is that these were our best players tonight by a country mile. Nobody else even came close.

via Dark Blue Jacket:

4. My fourth beer goes to the Edmonton skill. They kept coming with the speed, our defense couldn't cope with it, and it turned into a pretty typical trip to the old barn known as Rexall Place.

And finally: