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Vote for the Snickers Play of the Week - February 21-27

Performances Vandermeer, Brule & Penner make up this week's list of top plays

Monday, 28.02.2011 / 10:40 AM / Plays of the Week
By edmontonoilers.com staff
Each week, edmontonoilers.com reviews all the top goals, saves, hits and fights and narrows it down to the final three. That means it's up to you, the fans, to decide which is the top play for the week.

It's been an up and down week in Oil Country, but a series of hard-fought battles throughout the week highlighted the top performances of the past seven days. This week, Jim Vandermeer, Gilbert Brule and Dustin Penner all go head-to-head in a battle for bragging rights.

Last week, Taylor Hall's hat-trick emerged victorious with 67% of the votes over Eberle's goal vs. Montreal (31%) and Shawn Horcoff's tap-in vs. Dallas (2%). Who will win this week? Watch the clips and vote to find out!

Vandermeer Earns the Decision

Frustration boiled over late in Sunday's matchup with the Bruins. A series of melees broke out, but none were more crowd-pleasing than Jim Vandermeer's tussle with Milan Lucic.

Shortly after dropping the gloves, Vandermeer began chucking bombs, while Lucic was unable to respond to the onslaught. Both sides would eventually land several shots, but Vandermeer escaped with the victory following a number of late-round connections.

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Brule Wires One

Although he missed nearly two months of action, Gilbert Brule returned to the lineup Sunday evening and continued his three-game goal scoring streak.

After collecting the puck in the offensive zone, Brule lined up a long-range slapshot from the edge of the faceoff circle. In a maneuver that he has successfully used in the past, Brule wired the off-wing laser far side, beating Tuukka Rask to bring the Oilers within one.

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Penner on the Power-Play

The Oilers concluded their two-game road trip earlier in the week with some tremendous success on the power-play to help earn the two points in Colorado. A sequence of beautiful passing eventually resulted in the game's opening goal vs. the Avalanche.

On this play, Ales Hemsky fed Shawn Horcoff down near the goal line. After spotting a streaking Dustin Penner in the slot, Horcoff fed a perfectly-placed pass onto the tape of Penner at the lip of the crease. Wasting no time, Penner tapped the puck home to put the Oilers up 1-0.

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