Monday, July 18, 2011

Oilers Update - Top 4 Goals by H.O.P.E. - Linus Omark

On this week's installment of "The Top 4 Goals by H.O.P.E." we will now focus our attention on the letter "O".

Omark, Linus
Feb. 5 1987 Age 23
Height 5'10"
Weight 175
Overtornea, Sweden

2007 NHL Draft in the 4th round 97th overall

NHL Stats: 5 (g) 22 (a) 27(p) in 51 games

The Game:

Edmonton Oilers vs Tampa Bay Lightning

Dec.10 2010

Anatomy of the play:

At the start of the 2010/11 season, Linus Omark was one of the last players to be cut from the roster.  The young Swede was promptly sent to the Oklahoma Barons for some seasoning; until a rash of injuries plagued the Oilers and thus opened a spot for Omark's NHL Debut vs the Tampa Bay Lightning.

With the shoot-out tied at 3, Linus Omark was given the nod by the bench boss to try to put the game out of reach for the Lightning.  Omark calmly administered a spin o' rama while collecting the puck, faked a slap-shot and then immediately tucked the biscuit "five-hole" on a bewildered Dan Ellis.  

The Edmonton Oilers went on to win by a score of 4-3.  Omark also collected his first NHL assist during the game.

Next week Paajarvi, Magnus

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