Fun night for Oilers fans. The team is mire at the bottom of the conference once again and the GM is threatening to make "improvements" to the team.
Oilers Report: Ryan Jones will join Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle on the left wing. Oy. That should lead to some interesting hijinks on the ice, so watch out for that.
Ryan Wilson means the Oilers forwards are going to have a rough ride.Report: Happy, healthy and raring to go, the Avlanche have looked like a different team recently. This certainly isn't the team that the Oilers have seen thus far and a healthy
Expected Line Combinations
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Ales Hemsky-
- - Jordan Eberle
Taylor Hall - Shawn Horcoff - Ales Hemsky
Ryan Smyth --
Scratches: Teemu Hartikainen, Theo Peckham, Ben Eager
By The Numbers
- Colorado's special teams are an abysmal 25th with an STE of 93.7, though a fully healthy lineup should start to turn the tide.
- Columbus has passed the Oilers in the standings while the Flames have fallen into 15th in the conference by points earned per game.
- Colorado has received very solid goaltending thus far with a team .927 at even strength. The league average is .917. The Oilers are just above league average at .920. Colorado's short-handed save percentage is .868 - the league average is .862. Edmonton's short-handed save percentage is .888.
- Devan Dubnyk' has stopped 113 of 123 shots while short-handed for a .919 save percentage. Yann Danis 7 of 9 for .777 and Nikolai Khabibulin 16 of 21 for .762