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Edmonton Oilers at Nashville Predators, Game 21

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Edmonton Oilers
@ Nashville Predators

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011, 6:00 PM MST
Bridgestone Arena

On the Forecheck

Nashville Predators request $3.8 million from Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau - On the Forecheck
All told, the Preds are seeking over $3.8 million, and one issue in particular is where the Preds claim that because of obligations to accommodate certain events, the team has to give up some Saturday dates during hockey season, which costs them money.

Is Anders Lindback on the trade market? - On the Forecheck
While the presumption has been that Pekka Rinne's 7-year contract extension means that Anders Lindback doesn't have a long-term future with the Nashville Predators, might his trip out of town come as early as this season? Professional rumor-monger Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun says exactly that in his latest:

The Week Ahead for the Nashville Predators - On the Forecheck
After battling a few of the higher-profile teams in the Eastern Conference, the Nashville Predators are set up for three key matches against Western Conference foes this week. Since they finally have pretty much their regular lineup intact, this will prove to be a bit of a measuring stick for their conference standing.

Bring used hockey equipment to Tuesday's Preds/Oilers game to benefit "Sled Preds" - On the Forecheck
The featured charity at Tuesday night's Nashville Predators/Edmonton Oilers game at Bridgestone Arena is the "Sled Preds", a group which helps kids and adults with physical disabilities take up the great sport of sled hockey. They will be accepting donations of used equipment (helmets, elbow pads, gloves, shoulder pads, shin guards, tape, etc.) at the entrance to the arena, and the National Wheelcats will have an information booth with brochures and videos open on the lower concourse.

Predators vs Oilers preview: The Young & The Restless - On the Forecheck
This matchup poses some interesting dynamics, because in 5-on-5 I see an advantage for the Preds (those averages are still weighed down by those awful opening games while Fisher & Erat were hurt), whereas the Oilers have played well on special teams. If Nashville can get back to playing disciplined hockey and keeping the game at even strength, that's probably their best chance at success.

G21 Oilers at Predators - Lowetide
I think this is crunch time for the summer statements by Steve Tambellini and Tom Renney about winning being the priority and playoffs being the goal. If true, then the 4line and the inexperienced D have to be altered right away. The Oilers don't have Linus Omark as a callup option, but Teemu Hartikainen could get the call and Magnus Paajarvi is a better player than he's shown this year.

After the Quarter Pole - Oil Acumen
- The Oilers have scored 50 goals. After 20 games last year the Oilers had scored 49 goals. - 47 pucks have gone past Oilers goaltenders this year, while last year at this time the Oilers had allowed a whopping 82 goals against.

Ok, chew on this - Twitter / @DKingBH
Ok, chew on this. Oilers EV scoring chances after 10 road games: 97-143. A terrible road team with the results bought and paid for.

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Edmonton Oilers Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Ryan Whitney knee 10/26/2011
Cam Barker ankle 11/11/2011
Taylor Fedun femur 10/03/2011

Nashville Predators Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Teemu Laakso other-excused 11/08/2011