Yep. That's as close to pornography as hockey clips get.
After losing over 30 lbs to Colitis last summer, local folk hero Fernando Pisani is returning to the Oilers lineup tonight against Anaheim (apparently the Oilers only ever play Anaheim, Minnesota and Colorado this season). This is tempered by Ales Hemsky (knee) and Geoff Sanderson (back) sitting out for this road trip, but it's truly incredible that Fernando is even playing and not, you know, retired.
The Oilers have been dismal at even strength this season, which is why they only seem to win from shootout luck, occasionally great goaltending and tightly-rationed powerplay goals. Plugging Pisani into the lineup makes this team better. Patrick Thoresen, who has spent all year with the Springfield Falcons basically just scoring points (20 in 23 GP), also draws in tonight's game as a much too-belated call-up. And to the extent that he plays softer minutes than Pisani, he's also a good even strength guy. Here's hoping we score more goals than we let in!
PS: I am taping the game. If any Oilers fans in Toronto see me later tonight, don't tell me the final score. In fact, don't even look at me. I will be able to see it in your eyes.