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Under the Scope: Oilers vs. Ducks

by Nick Conrad / Edmonton Oilers

Despite being down 5-3, the Oilers were peppering the Ducks through the first half of the third period. On a wild scramble during an Oiler power play, Jonas Hiller vaulted across the crease to his left post to stop a sure goal that would have put the surging Oilers down by one with seven minutes left to play. Instead, the Ducks added two more goals. 

225 The number of man games lost to injury last season.
335 This season's man games lost to date.
2 Lubomir Visnovsky has played for Slovakia in two previous Olympics.
1100 The number of games under the belt of former Oiler Todd Marchant after tonight's game.
10 The number of players in tonight's game heading to the Olympics.
1st Star
Ryan Getzlaf
G A P +/- Shots
2 2 4 +1 6
2nd Star
Teemu Selanne
G A P +/- Shots
0 2 2 E 4
3rd Star
Ethan Moreau
G A P +/- Shots
1 0 1 -1 6

Jonas Hiller
29 26 29 60:00 .897

Jeff Deslauriers
46 39 7 59:53 .848

The game was well over but the goal was pretty nonetheless. Bobby Ryan, perched to the right of the LW circle, took the pass from Jason Blake and one-timed it to the top corner past the glove of Jeff Deslauriers.

In his first game back from an ankle sprain suffer last week, Ryan Getzlaf did what he could to show he was ready for the Olympics. Getzlaf scored 2-2-4 in tonight's game after missing the teams' last game vs. Calgary. He gets the MVP nod and might get the Olympic nod. 

Teemu Selanne, who is heading to the Olympics to play for Finland alongside teammate Saku Koivu, sits four goals back of Jari Kurri for most goals by a Finnish player (601).

"I was very aware of could be my last game here...I really wanted to play well and make sure that if things do happen I am moved I go out on a positive."
- Ethan Moreau on the possibility of being traded during the Olympic break

"This is going to be the hardest one, for sure...I have to make sure I'm doing what's right for my organization and myself as well."
- Ryan Getzlaf on if he'll play for Team Canada at the Olympics

Tuesday, March 2 at Nashville
  6:00 PM MT (SNET-W), 630 CHED)

Edmonton returns after the Olympic break to face the Nashville Predators.

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