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Friday #Flortheast Recap Roundup: The Oilers Are a Powerhouse

Jim Rogash

A little late today, let's get to it:

Boston Bruins (7-2-0)

Toronto Maple Leafs (7-3-0), Loss to Chicago

I waded into the GDT during the third period and apparently Carlyle showed some of that coaching genius that helped the Ducks win a Cup, by putting Colton Orr on the ice with Nazem Kadri. I have to ask; Why? Why do this? Who in the hell would think that Colton Orr can play hockey? Dumb move in my honest opinion.

Detroit Red Wings (6-4-1), 6-1 Loss to Ottawa

This game was just over before it really began. Jimmy Howard allowed three goals on eight shots and was pulled before the 1st period ended. Eric Gryba was able to just walk right in from the point on the 1st goal. Jason Spezza was given six years to shoot on the 2nd goal. Bobby Ryan with a free lane to the top of the circle after a faceoff for the 3rd goal. These were all very encouraging plays.

Tampa Bay Lightning (6-3-0), 5-0 loss to Boston

The second period started out much the same way. Boston outshot the Lightning but only by a margin of seven to five. The Lightning failed to get their offense in gear and the Bruins tallied a single goal, with Adam McQuaid scoring unassisted at 4:37. But then things really started to fall apart.

habs (6-4-0), Loss to Edmonton

The Oilers benefited from sloppy defensive play by the Canadiens while they were sitting on their 2 goal lead, along with some pretty absurd non-calls, two of which lead to Oilers goals. That's right, when you play really bad, the other team scores on you. I think I remember a coach saying something like that when I was a kid, it seems to be right.

Ottawa Senators (4-3-2), 3-1 Loss to Oilers

Sens Zero: Marc Methot Was on the ice for only one more shot attempt for than against, in a game where the team as a whole had 42 more shot attempts for than against. This was including over half of Edmonton's shot attempts at 5 on 5.

Florida Panthers (3-6-1), Shootout loss to Chicago

Tim Thomas is definitely looking like Tallon's best offseason addition. Timmy's goaltending style is a bit unconventional and I don't like how long he stays down during scrambles, but so far you can't argue with the results he's provided. Thomas is likely going to give Florida a legitimate chance to win each night, if he can stay healthy.

Buffalo Sabres (1-9-1), Loss to Boston

The 2013-14 Buffalo Sabres have yet to win a home game in seven tries and it is starting to show everywhere.

Looks like everyone and their dog lost to the Oilers. What year is it? Is that you, Corey Hart?