Skip to content

Oilers moves: Gordon out of lineup, Bryzgalov gets third straight start

Dec 1, 2013, 4:02 PM EDT

Comments Off on Oilers moves: Gordon out of lineup, Bryzgalov gets third straight start
Boyd Gordon Getty Images

Win or lose, the Edmonton Oilers are always interesting. Such is the case for their game tonight against the Dallas Stars.

The Oilers will also be without center Boyd Gordon. He’s their top defensive center and not having him to help wrangle Jamie Benn and the Stars puts them at a disadvantage as Joanne Ireland of the Edmonton Journal shares.

“It’s going to be a huge loss. Boyd has been our best penalty killer. He takes critical faceoffs . . . he’s one of the top faceoff guys in the league. A guy we rely on heavily,” said head coach Dallas Eakins. “That’s going to be a big hole to fill and it’s going to have to be filled by the group.”

Will Acton will take Gordon’s spot in the lineup and likely play the fourth line.

The Oilers will start Ilya Bryzgalov for the third game in a row. He’s gotten the call in each game of their three-game road trip that wraps up tonight. He earned a 3-0 shutout victory against the Nashville Predators on Thursday but was chased out after giving up four goals in two periods in their 4-2 loss to Columbus on Friday night.

Latest Posts
  1. Wild’s Parise: ‘There’s got to be something more we can do’

    May 6, 2015, 1:32 AM EDT

    Getty Images

    Facing elimination and possible sweep, Minnesota is frustrated.

  2. Video: Controversial no-goal call on Flames

    May 6, 2015, 12:30 AM EDT

    Similar to what happened to Martin Gelinas in 2004.

  3. Video: Crawford the difference in Blackhawks Game 3 win over Wild

    May 5, 2015, 11:12 PM EDT

    Getty Images

    Chicago has Minnesota on the brink of elimination.

  4. Boucher contacted about return to coaching in NHL — is it with the Leafs?

    May 5, 2015, 9:19 PM EDT

    Getty Images

    “But it would certainly be in the right situation, with the right people.”

  5. Price, Benn, Ovechkin named Lindsay Award finalists

    May 5, 2015, 7:14 PM EDT

    2014 NHL Heritage Classic Rink Build Out Getty Images

    For the league’s Most Outstanding Player, voted on by NHLPA members.

  6. Prust fined $5K for ‘baseless and demeaning’ Watson comments

    May 5, 2015, 6:32 PM EDT

    Ottawa Senators v Montreal Canadiens - Game Two Getty Images

    Punishment handed down shortly after the Montreal forward apologized publicly.

  7. Desharnais (illness) likely back for Habs in Game 3

    May 5, 2015, 6:15 PM EDT

    David Desharnais Getty Images

    Diminutive forward sat out Sunday with the flu.

  8. Prospective Seattle NHL owner has an arena Plan B

    May 5, 2015, 5:00 PM EDT

    Storm Saviors Basketball AP

    Victor Coleman’s “priority” remains the SoDo site, but if that one doesn’t work out…

  9. (Video) PHT Extra: In praise of Braden Holtby

    May 5, 2015, 3:54 PM EDT

    New York Rangers v Washington Capitals - Game Three Getty Images

    Scoring on the Capitals hasn’t been easy for the New York Rangers.

  10. Columbus has picked its new captain, says Davidson

    May 5, 2015, 1:57 PM EDT

    Buffalo Sabres v Columbus Blue Jackets Getty Images

    “He’s popped, he’s a person that’s carried himself with outstanding leadership.”

  11. Jets expecting ‘real benefits’ with Moose move to Winnipeg

    May 5, 2015, 1:51 PM EDT

    Anaheim Ducks v Winnipeg Jets - Game Three Getty Images

    The AHL is going to look dramatically different next season.

  12. Diaz to make postseason debut for Flames in Game 3

    May 5, 2015, 1:27 PM EDT

    Calgary Flames v Ottawa Senators Getty Images

    Swiss blueliner hasn’t played since Apr. 2.

Featured video

Holtby becoming big-time goalie
Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. M. Zuccarello (2927)
  2. M. Giordano (2108)
  3. A. Ovechkin (1884)
  4. C. Perry (1656)
  5. J. Hudler (1609)
  1. K. Letang (1500)
  2. K. Versteeg (1460)
  3. C. Price (1429)
  4. H. Lundqvist (1365)
  5. B. Bishop (1354)