Friday, October 08, 2010

Living up to the Hype!

What an amazing season opener for the Edmonton Oilers.  The Oilers laid a smackdown on the Calgary Flames, winning in decisive fashion 4-0.  Jordan Eberle had the goal of the night and will be mentioned at the end of the season as one of the best.  It was also his first NHL goal and that will be considered one of the best first NHL goals ever as well.  Oh did I mentioned it was a short-handed goal too?  Taylor Hall did not hit the scoresheet but had 4 shots on goal and some very nice chances in the game. 

I honestly can't say any Oiler had a bad game.  Hemsky was dangling and scored a slapshot goal.  Penner was using his body to create chances.  Brule scored a nice powerplay goal.  There were numerous fights by Fraser, Jones and Smacintryre!!

The Oilers had a tough second period where they gave up lots of chances and were back on their heels. However, they buckled down and came out on fire in the third period. This was a great game.

What is in store for game two??