Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Oilers Update - Oilers Home Opener vs Sharks

Home Opener Magic!

2010 Jordan Eberle scores his first NHL goal vs the Flames. Oilers win 4-0.
2011 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored his first NHL goal vs the Penguin.  Oilers win 2-1
2012 R.I.P.
2013 ????????????????
Which rookie will score tonight? Justin Schulz or Nail Yakupov?  Heck...both?

Does it matter now? Hockey returns to Rexall Place since the dreaded lock-out as the Edmonton Oilers will look to defeat the visiting San Jose Sharks.  Oilers fans will finally get a look at Justin Schultz and Nail Yakupov on home ice but that is not all...Magnus Paajarvi will also join in on the fun as he will replace Ben Eager on the 4th line with Lennart Petrell and Eric Belanger.  Eager is out with an eye injury he suffered during a fight with Zack Kassian over the weekend.  Paajarvi had this to say to about his opportunity to step in a defensive role.
"I'm looking forward to it. I think I've adapted pretty well in OKC and it's my goal to bring that same defensive play up here in Edmonton.  They want me to play a little bit more on the PK and I can use my speed for that.  I know I have the offence in me, too.  It's a new role, but I'm ready to do it. 

TSN will have the game live beginning at 7pm Pacific!

Home Opener Memories Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

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