Game 15: Edmonton Oilers @ Ottawa Senators

Well, tonight is the first game between these two teams since Ladislav Smid, Andrew Cogliano, and Dustin Penner became members of the Ottawa Senators after that blockbuster trade for Dany Heatley.

Wait, was that all just a dream... like Super Mario Bros. 2?

One former Senator we will see in an Oilers jersey is Mike Comrie, who will likely be picked up at the trade deadline by Ottawa because, well, that's what Bryan Murray does.

Here's a scouting report on the Edmonton Oilers, courtesy of our friends/enemies at Copper & Blue:

I've written this way too much lately, but Edmonton is an injury-riddled and flu-ravaged team. Tonight in Ottawa, they will be without Sheldon Souray, Shawn Horcoff, Ales Hemsky, Taylor Chorney and Robert Nilsson due to injury. The entire team is just on the verge of recovering from the flu as they, unfortunately, had the morals not to steal vaccines from little kids.

Jeff Deslauriers and his frantically hectic style will be in goal for the Oilers, in only his third appearance of the season. Edmonton will have to be excellent on special teams to have a chance in this as they
will go with a lineup that includes Liam Reddox, Ryan Potulny, and Ryan O'Marra.

Expect the Senators to outshoot the Oilers by 10-15 shots.

As mentioned in Silver Nuggets, Jesse Winchester and Shean Donovan are sitting tonight, while Ryan Shannon hits the third line and Chris Neil plays on the fourth. Ottawa looks to continue its amazing play at home against the Oilers, who have not won in Ottawa since 2002. Hopefully, Ottawa stays out of the box and draws a few more powerplays than usual to help this team bust out of the slump they've been in for the past two weeks.

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