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Edmonton Oilers beat Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in shootout

There are 37 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Mar 20, 2009, titled Edmonton Oilers beat Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in shootout. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

After earning the right to be called the "fourth-place Blackhawks" for the bulk of three months, the Hawks woke up Friday morning fifth in the Western Conference.

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Section 313

Lake Zurich, IL

#21 Mar 21, 2009
Hopefully Q sticks with Khabby. I was hoping that Khabby was going to shake off the rust for the game last night, but he still looked a little shaky. He was a little off and knocking the puck around. That said, the end of the game and OT, I had thought he turned the corner. Hopefully the shootout didn't hinder his confidence. Although it would have been nice for him to make some saves and win the shootout, I really don't think you can ever pin a shootout loss on a goalie. He just needs to get some more time on the ice and in the next game or two (hopefully sooner than later) I think we will all see him return to form and get this ship righted.

Since: Dec 08

Edmonton, Canada

#22 Mar 21, 2009
Eager needs to be suspended (2 games?) for his blatant elbow to the head of Liam Reddox, if the NHL is serious about reducing concussions. Those types of plays, not eliminating fighting, are causing the most injuries amongst the players.
I am glad the Oilers come out on top in the saw-see battle. Roli outplaying Khabby was the difference.

Since: Dec 08

Edmonton, Canada

#23 Mar 21, 2009
Jack Tupp wrote:
Eager needs to be suspended (2 games?) for his blatant elbow to the head of Liam Reddox, if the NHL is serious about reducing concussions. Those types of plays, not eliminating fighting, are causing the most injuries amongst the players.
I am glad the Oilers come out on top in the saw-see battle. Roli outplaying Khabby was the difference.
lol
see-saw
Tony

Clermont, FL

#24 Mar 21, 2009
I think the Hawks would have to lose the rest of their games to miss the playoffs...No way that's happening. They are at 85pts., 90-92 should get you a spot. I just don't see them finishing 4th or any lower than 6th.
For the most part I was happy with the effort and jump and they actually took it to Edmonton physically. It seems everytime the Hawks make a mistake it's in the net and the Oilers took advantage of their chances. How many chances did Kane have? He's not finishing. Havlat was definitely the best player on the ice for the Hawks...This thing is going to turn around I can feel it and tomorrow would be a good time to start against the Kings...Damnit!GO HAWKS!!
Tony

Clermont, FL

#25 Mar 21, 2009
I'd have to agree with Jack only that it was a bit of a cheap shot by Eager.Hey Jack where was Stortini lastnight?
Chico17

La Crosse, WI

#26 Mar 21, 2009
Jack: I agree with your goalie assessment. Dwayne Roloson played a heck of a game for a 39 year old veteran. Section 313: Did you have a good night in the net last night?
Chico17

La Crosse, WI

#27 Mar 21, 2009
Tony: Nice post! I couldn't agree more. It is next to impossible to not make the playoffs and they will turn this around.

Since: Dec 08

Edmonton, Canada

#28 Mar 21, 2009
Tony wrote:
I'd have to agree with Jack only that it was a bit of a cheap shot by Eager.Hey Jack where was Stortini lastnight?
Huggy-bear Stortini was in the pressbox, along with heavyweights Steve MacIntyre and Theo Peckham.
The Oilers have now won three in a row with the same line-up, so no sense tinkering. Although I do think MacIntyre will play in place of Reddox on Sunday in Minnesota to keep tabs on Booger. They've had a couple of good tilts so far this season.
TOM COTNER

United States

#29 Mar 21, 2009
Tim - Hockey Rules wrote:
I was at the game last night and several notes about it. First Big Buff needs to sit for a while. Versteeg did not look like himself. Khabby did let in 1 goal that should never have went in. The entire team went on a change and that left open the break away.
The one thing that completely **** me off was the NHL letting that goal count. They were all over Khabby and no call?? But they will call goal tender interference on Toews?? That was a joke. Well I am going to the edge and watch the Hawks practice today.
__________

Maybe since the Q cannot convince DUSTIN BYFUGLIEN to stand in front of the opposing goalie on a regular basis, like he should be doing, our local guy there can perhaps. He is the most useful and effective when he does and has from time to time, but mostly he runs around thinking that he is a big time goal scorer; then has the puck jump over his stick and out of the zone. What a waste !!!!!!!!!
TOM COTNER

United States

#30 Mar 21, 2009
Do you think that BEN EAGER should get suspended just like DREW STAFFORD of the SABRES was for doing the same thing to our class defenseman, DUNCAN KEITH ??????????
The 2nd referee was added to benefit the game, but most of the officiating is on the same level as MR. MAGOO, as they constantly whistle calls that only should be existent in the EUROPEAN leagues.
Thin The Herd

Corpus Christi, TX

#31 Mar 21, 2009
BFM wrote:
Oh yeah, I have to admit. Nice open ice hit by Campbell last night.
He was also a +2. It would surely help the cause if he returned to his form of early season.
Tony

Clermont, FL

#32 Mar 21, 2009
TOM COTNER wrote:
Do you think that BEN EAGER should get suspended just like DREW STAFFORD of the SABRES was for doing the same thing to our class defenseman, DUNCAN KEITH ??????????
The 2nd referee was added to benefit the game, but most of the officiating is on the same level as MR. MAGOO, as they constantly whistle calls that only should be existent in the EUROPEAN leagues.
The refs never call the obvious...They only call the ticky tacky crap. The NHL could have 3 or 4 refs working a game and they would still blow/miss calls...

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Since: Oct 08

Naperville

#33 Mar 21, 2009
Jack Tupp wrote:
Eager needs to be suspended (2 games?) for his blatant elbow to the head of Liam Reddox, if the NHL is serious about reducing concussions. Those types of plays, not eliminating fighting, are causing the most injuries amongst the players.
I am glad the Oilers come out on top in the saw-see battle. Roli outplaying Khabby was the difference.
That was payback for what they did to Khabby. There is no excuse to touch a goalie, especially in the crease. And the Oil should have been charged with a delay of game penality when Roli went down, after getting hit by his own guy. Get off the ice and play the game or charge them with a delay of game penality.

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Since: Oct 08

Naperville

#34 Mar 21, 2009
I went to the Hawks practice today and the guys all looked loose and happy. They worked on alot of drills and Sharp was practicing. Sopel was out there before practice and did not practice with the team.

Since: Dec 08

Fort Saskatchewan, Canada

#35 Mar 21, 2009
Tim - Hockey Rules wrote:
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That was payback for what they did to Khabby. There is no excuse to touch a goalie, especially in the crease. And the Oil should have been charged with a delay of game penality when Roli went down, after getting hit by his own guy. Get off the ice and play the game or charge them with a delay of game penality.
Payback for what they did to Khabby? Once the puck is in the blue paint, the opposition can pursue the puck. It appeared to me that it was the Hawks defenceman's stick and the goalie's stick that caused the puck to become airborne. Penner did not touch the puck nor the goalie, until after the puck crossed the goal line.(Moreau was given credit on the scoresheet).
I'm pretty sure the Oilers have sent the tape of Eager's cheapshot to NHL HQ for review so we'll if they agree it was unwarranted.
I can't disagree on your view about the lack of a delay of game infraction on Roloson. That was a bit extensive, but to be fair he was ready to go and then there was a TV timeout, which made it seem even longer. Roli doesn't determine when TV timeouts are taken.
That said, it's on to Minny for the Oilers for Sunday's tilt.
Good luck with LA.

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Since: Oct 08

Naperville

#36 Mar 22, 2009
Jack Tupp wrote:
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Payback for what they did to Khabby? Once the puck is in the blue paint, the opposition can pursue the puck. It appeared to me that it was the Hawks defenceman's stick and the goalie's stick that caused the puck to become airborne. Penner did not touch the puck nor the goalie, until after the puck crossed the goal line.(Moreau was given credit on the scoresheet).
I'm pretty sure the Oilers have sent the tape of Eager's cheapshot to NHL HQ for review so we'll if they agree it was unwarranted.
I can't disagree on your view about the lack of a delay of game infraction on Roloson. That was a bit extensive, but to be fair he was ready to go and then there was a TV timeout, which made it seem even longer. Roli doesn't determine when TV timeouts are taken.
That said, it's on to Minny for the Oilers for Sunday's tilt.
Good luck with LA.
They showed the replay over and over at the game. Penner did run over Khabby, and hit him with his stick. For the TV timeouts the red TV t.o. light went off 3 seperate times. That meant there was extra time off

Since: Dec 08

Edmonton, Canada

#37 Mar 23, 2009
Tim - Hockey Rules wrote:
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They showed the replay over and over at the game. Penner did run over Khabby, and hit him with his stick. For the TV timeouts the red TV t.o. light went off 3 seperate times. That meant there was extra time off
Three games for Eager.
Refs maybe should have charged Edmonton with a time-out if they felt Roloson was taking too long.

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