The story surrounding the Oilers now is that Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is a legit #1 centre based on his last two games. The Oilers split in the Eastern Conference and get a second change at the Predators and Craig Smith who put a 4-1 thumping on the Oilers at Rexall at the end of October.
How To Tune In
Sportsnet West. 6 PM. Change the channel between periods to avoid the worst intermission show ever conceived.
What To Watch For From The Oilers
David Perron is due for a couple of cheap ones. The BEN line has been very good and Viktor Fasth has been good enough.
What To Watch For From The Predators
Filip Forsberg is on a tear, with five goals and eight points in his last five games. The Preds power play is improving, but the penalty kill still struggles to keep the puck away from Pekka Rinne, but it might not matter. The Predators have been getting the best goaltending the league thus far, but it's not like previous years: the Preds are actually competitive at even strength.
The Edmonton Oilers
Benoit Pouliot - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Jordan Eberle
Nail Yakupov - Mark Arcobello - David Perron
Iiro Pakarinen - Leon Draisaitl - Teddy Purcell
Matt Hendricks - Boyd Gordon - Jesse Joensuu
Andrew Ference - Justin Schultz
Nikita Niktin - Jeff Petry
Keith Aulie - Mark Fayne
The Nashville Predators
Filip Forsberg - Mike Ribeiro - James Neal
Matt Cullen - Derek Roy - Craig Smith
Gabriel Bourque - Calle Jarnkrok - Olli Jokinen
Eric Nystron - Paul Gaustad - Taylor Beck
Roman Josi - Shea Weber
Anton Volchenkov - Seth Jones
Mattias Ekholm - Ryan Ellis