|13-13-7, 1.00 p/g||12-13-7, 0.97 p/g
|Western Conf: 11th||Western Conf: 12th|
7:30 p.m. MST | Sportsnet West
Top Story: The Blue Jackets are riding a heater from Sergei Bobrovsky and are the second-hottest team in the league behind the Penguins. The Jackets are 6-1-3 in their last 10 and threatening to make the playoffs for the second time in their history. Edmonton is trying to trade Ales Hemsky.
The Oilers are saying:
"If we can get something that will help us without totally destroying the core of young players we’re going to grow and win with for a long time, of course we’ll look at it. But it has to make sense."
--Steve Tambellini, on the trade deadline.
He didn't rule out partial destruction.
The Opponent is saying:
Dubinsky is still out, meaning things are just a bit easier for the Oilers tonight.
Key matchup: The Oilers need to generate some form of possession and tilt the ice. They can't continue to get shelled at even strength and have a chance.
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