The Oilers marked their 1000th franchise win on Tuesday, clobbering Florida 4-1. Those "Belfoooouuurrrr" chants really paid off.
The "Turco" ones of tonight did not. Dallas backup golatender Mark Smith let four past him in the first two periods. We were beating them 4 to freaking 1! By the middle of the third, Dallas was beating us 5-4. Because of Patrik Stefan's poor luck, the Oilers were able to get a point out of tonight's gong show. You were lucky this time, Bergeron.
Smid has developed a shoulder injury and has been placed on the IR. Word is that he'll be out for 7-10 days. Greene saw far too much ice time (18:28 it always seems like so much more). Greene was back to the 05/06 version of himself, getting three penalties and icing the puck ten thousand times.
What a return for Petr Nedved. The former Oiler played most of the game on the Czech line with Hemsky and Sykora, and he scored a goal. Not much to write home about, but Oilers fans seemed delirious, cheering madly whenever Nedved touched the puck. We continue to hope for miracles.