Observations from my couch:
So Erat gets to stay Erat instead of the alternate pronunciation of "Air-ot"? Thank goodness. I don't know if I could have ever gotten used to the "correct" pronunciation.
As is the case from the United Center, Rexall Place seems dimly lit at all times. I kept waiting for my TV to brighten up as I watched.
Two quick goals is not exactly how I expected this game to get started. Not that I'm complaining...because I'm definitely not.
I thought this the last time we played the Oilers but I really don't like their third jerseys. It makes me think we're playing the Islanders every time.
Every goal scored in the first period was a ninth goal on the season for each goal scorer. Way to go Shea Weber, Marcel Goc and JP Dumont. Although, I honestly expected JP to be a little farther along in the goal scoring category than he is...
Pekka Rinne stealing some glove hand moves from Dan Ellis tonight. He was snatching pucks out of mid-air with Mr. Miyagi chopstick-like reflexes. Nice one, Pekka-san.
Every time I heard Pete or Terry say "Deslauriers", I thought they were about to say "DeLorean". Apparently, I was in an 80's movie state of mind this evening.
Patric Hornqvist continues to blow it up on the ice...and somewhere in Spring Hill, Jeremy (from Cellblock 303) is crying over losing faith in him too quickly. And somewhere else in this world, the person who bought his Hornqvist jersey off of eBay is shedding tears of joy over their purchase.
As has typically been the case, when the game seems to already be in hand going into the third period, the boys tend to play close to the chest. Tonight's game was no different. Edmonton grabbed a goal and then the Predators were able to change the momentum a bit, leading to the waived off high-stick goal.
And just as I was thinking they would go an entire game without one penalty, Patric Hornqvist takes a penalty, thus leading to the Oilers second goal of the night. Right before that second goal, it seemed as though some sort of alarm was going off in Rexall Place. Edmonton's answer to the laser pointer incident in Vancouver, perhaps?
Leave it to Ryan Jones, the other resident stay-at-the-net guy, to put the boys up by 3 with that sweet, sweet backhand. Good timing on that goal too. He was patient and waited for the perfect opportunity to get Dubnyk out of position.
Ugh, that rash of penalties with less than two minutes left in the third totally killed the good mojo created by the Jones goal. Too Many Men on the Ice is still one of the most idiotic penalties a team can take. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
I think I'd like this win better if they didn't play so sloppy in the third though I'm pretty sure they were tired from playing two games within 24 hours of one another. It's still a win and two points in the standings so I really shouldn't complain too much...
On to Calgary in the morning; Friday night should be entertaining.