Bruins and Oilers set for Halloween matinee

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(Photo Credit: BostonBruins.com)

The Bruins hope to put Thursday night's dissapointing loss to the New Jersey Devils behind them when they host the Edmonton Oliers at TD Garden in a Halloween matinee. The Oilers led by the strong play of Dustin Penner (19 points in 13 games) are off to 7-5-1 start and are coming off of a 6-5 shootout win over Detroit on Thursday night.

Know Your Enemy

Edmonton Oilers

Head Coach: Pat Quinn

Leading Scorer:


G A P +/- PIM
2009 - Dustin Penner 9 10 19 9 2

Goaltending:


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Nikolai Khabibulin 11 671 6 4 36 3.22 375 339 .904 0


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers 2 119 1 1 3 1.51 70 67 .957 0

Injury Report:


Boston Bruins Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Milan Lucic fingers 10/17/2009
Marc Savard foot 10/21/2009


Edmonton Oilers Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Mike Comrie flu 10/30/2009
Lubomir Visnovsky flu 10/29/2009

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Steve Staios concussion 10/11/2009
Fernando Pisani back 09/30/2009
Sheldon Souray concussion 10/09/2009
Marc Pouliot other-excused 09/30/2009
Ryan Stone knee 10/22/2009

Notes:

- The Oilers have been hit hard by the injury bug (see above). The flu has also made its way through the Oliers' room. Ladislav Smid was diagnosed with H1N1 and Gilbert Brule, Lubomir Visnovsky, Denis Grebeshkov, and Mike Comrie have all experienced flu-like sysmptoms within the past week.

- Despite a winning record, the Oilers are just 1-3-0 on the road.

- Oilers head coach Pat Quinn isn't real happy about the 1:00 start time:

"That dates back to the 60's that they've had their afternoon game, so they're used to that. We don't do it very often," the Coach said. "This is one of the examples of unfortunate scheduling I would say, where you play at home and have to travel, get a practice in, and have to play in the middle of the day. I don't think any team would feel good about that."

- Money Line: Boston -160 Edmonton +140

- For more on the Oilers, check out The Copper & Blue

- I will be out hittin' the links for the final time this year, but the Public Skate open thread will go on as scheduled. Feel free to stop by and talk about the B's starting at 12:30.

Today's Obligatory Embarrassing Oilers Fan YouTube Video

I think it is safe to say that this video is the creepiest thing you will see this Halloween.
Since it is Halloween, I figured I would give you a little treat and give you a bonus video.
Today's Obligatory Awesomely Bad Halloween Song YouTube Video
H/T to Mass Hysteria for the video and awesome backstory about this guy
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