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Columbus Blue Jackets @ Edmonton Oilers Game 33 Preview

The second-hottest team in the league (wow, really?) rolls into Rexall.

Hannah Foslien
Columbus Golden Seals

@

Edmonton Crusaders
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
Rexall Place
Tickets

The opposing view: The Cannon

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.


Edmonton Oilers Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Andy Sutton knee 01/16/2013
Eric Belanger groin 03/26/2013


Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
James Wisniewski foot 02/24/2013
Derek Dorsett collarbone 03/08/2013