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PREVIEW: Oilers at Flames

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com

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PREVIEW: Oilers at Flames
Edmonton Oilers vs. Calgary Flames

Read Saturday's full game recap 30 ROY, Olivier

LINE COMBOS: Some interesting combinations up front for the Oilers tonight as they try and get some different looks at certain players when it comes to the role they might serve in Edmonton. After playing on the top line last night, Teemu Hartikainen is on the third line, right side. Ryan O'Marra is at centre and Philippe Cornet on the left. The top line tonight is Magnus Paajarvi, Shawn Horcoff and Linus Omark while the second unit is comprised of Curtis Hamilton, Chris VandeVelde and Jordan Eberle. Lennart Petrell and Darcy Hordichuk flank Gilbert Brule on the fourth unit.

ON THE BLUELINE: The Oilers dress a younger defence than they did last night at Rexall Place. Ladislav Smid and Corey Potter make up the top pairing while Cam Barker and former Calgary Hitmen defender Alex Plante are on the second pairing. Theo Peckham and Taylor Fedun - returning from an injury suffered last Tuesday - are the third pairing.

BETWEEN THE PIPES: Devan Dubnyk gets the start in goal. He will play the entire game.

KEEP AN EYE ON: Teemu Hartikainen, who did everything he could last night without registering a point. He led both sides with four crushing hits en route to being named the game's first star while playing alongside Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Lennart Petrell is another player to keep an eye on as the penalty-kill specialist is making a strong case for cracking the roster.





46 BANCKS, Carter

57 BOUWMA, Lance

32 BYRON, Paul

26 DESBIENS, Guillaume

20 GLENCROSS, Curtis

51 HORAK, Roman

13 JOKINEN, Olli


25 MOSS, David

18 STAJAN, Matt

40 TANGUAY, Alex


33 BABCHUK, Anton


 7  BRODIE, T.J.

44 BUTLER, Chris

42 HENRY, Jordan

27 SMITH, Derek


35 KARLSSON, Henrik

34 KIPRUSOFF, Miikka

UP FRONT: The Flames have a much more veteran group tonight versus last night, particularly on forward. Suiting up this evening will be Curtis Glencross, Olli Jokinen, David Moss, Tom Kostopoulos and Alex Tanguay in addition to Matt Stajan, who played last night. Kostopoulos and Tanguay each picked up a goal and an assist last Tuesday against Vancouver in their only pre-season action thus far.

ON THE BLUELINE: Derek Smith has two assists in two games played thus far in the exhibition campaign. Smith is joined by Jay Bouwmeester and Anton Babchuk - the primary veterans on this blueline tonight. Chris Butler, acquired in the Robyn Regehr trade, will also play defence this evening. 

BETWEEN THE PIPES: Henrik Karlsson is expected to start in goal with Miikka Kiprusoff backing up.

KEEP AN EYE ON: Sven Baertschi is making a case to crack the Calgary roster at age 18 with a strong camp so far. He's picked up an assist in two games played and gets another chance this evening.

- Marc Ciampa, edmontonoilers.com 

2011-2012 season series
DateScoreW. Goal
Sep 25 '11 EDM 3 at CGY 0
Sep 24 '11 CGY 1 at EDM 2
J. Eberle69182543-122245
T. Hall65222042-92784
S. Gagner68152742-173732
A. Hemsky47142842+31811
A. Cogliano82112435-126403
M. Paajarvi80151934-131630
S. Horcoff4791827-14651
L. Omark5152227-162610
R. Whitney3522527+133300
T. Gilbert7962026-143230
R. Jones8118725-53422
K. Foster7481422-124550
J. Vandermeer6221214-157400
T. Peckham7131013-519800
L. Reddox441910-82000
L. Smid7801010-108500
G. Brule41729-74111
J. Jacques51415-66300
T. Hartikainen12325-3410
C. Fraser67325-26000
R. O'Marra21145-21300
J. Petry35145-121000
T. Chorney12134-5411
Z. Stortini32044-27600
A. Giroux8112-2200
J. Strudwick43022-162300
C. VandeVelde12022-61200
S. MacIntyre34011-19300
R. Petiot2000+1200
A. Plante3000-21100
D. Dubnyk3512-13-89311032.71.916
N. Khabibulin4710-32-415313893.40.890
M. Gerber33-0-04951.30.958
J. Iginla82434386+040146
A. Tanguay79224769+02432
O. Jokinen79173754-174451
R. Bourque80272350-174266
C. Glencross79241943+65934
B. Morrison6693443+131631
M. Giordano8283543-86751
A. Babchuk82112435+143262
M. Stajan7662531+13200
D. Moss58171330+91853
N. Hagman71111627-22440
M. Backlund73101525+41821
J. Bouwmeester8242024-24411
T. Jackman82101323+48611
T. Kostopoulos7681018-47420
C. Sarich7641317+117501
R. Regehr7921517+25810
F. Modin407310-141400
S. Staios393710+62400
A. Pardy30167+32400
A. Kotalik26426-7812
C. Conroy18202-1801
S. Meyer16022+01700
B. Mikkelson24022-6900
L. Bouma16011-1200
D. Langkow4011+3000
G. Nemisz6011-1000
B. Carson19000+9400
T. Brodie3000-3200
R. Ivanans1000-1500
M. Kiprusoff7137-24-618219352.63.906
H. Karlsson174-5-6363912.58.908