GameThread - Flames at Oilers: Mama Told Me Not To Come

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Another year ends in another fall to the end. This time the Oilers have provincial company.

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Game preview: The Oilers and Flames are jostling for draft position as the Flames are headed for a top 3 pick in June and the Oilers are trying to draft in the top ten for the fifth consecutive year and sixth time in the last seven years.

Team Reports

Oilers Report: Edmonton is probably going to draft Rasmus Ristolainen or Nikita Zadorov in June.

Flames Report: Calgary is probably going to draft Jonathan Drouin in June.

Expected Line Combinations

Taylor Hall - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Jordan Eberle
Magnus Paajarvi - Sam Gagner - Nail Yakupov
Ryan Smyth - Shawn Horcoff - Ryan Jones
Mike Brown - Jerred Smithson - Lennart Petrell

Ladislav Smid - Jeff Petry
Nick Schultz - Justin Schultz
Ryan Whitney - Corey Potter

Devan Dubnyk

Scratches: Mark Fistric, Theo Peckham, Eric Belanger

Broadcast Information

Rexall Place, 8:00 pm MST
TV - CBC
Radio - 630 CHED

By The Numbers

  • Sam Gagner took his 4000th faceoff this last week. He's seemingly lost 3000 of them.
  • Kyle Brodziak has take 34.5% of his faceoffs in the offensive zone. He's got a positive zone-adjusted Corsi. He's the perfect guy for the Oilers tough assignments job. Too bad the Oilers have no one like him.
  • Lubomir Visnovsky is killing 3rd pairing minutes on Long Island. Too bad the Oilers have no one like him.
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