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First of five at home starts tonight

Derek Leung


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7-4-4, 18 points, 1.20 p/g Ranks 6-9-1, 13 points, 0.81 p/g
Eastern Conference - 8th Western Conference - 13th
12th P/G 27th
10th ST 20th
20th ES 27th
11th Goal 26th
7:30 PM MDT - SNOilers, TSN5 (Ottawa region)
Rogers Place
The opposing view:  Silver Seven

Fasth End to a Winning Streak

Poor goaltending and a no-show period by most of the team undid many of the good feelings after the Oilers dominant victory in the New York. A second period charge got the game to within a goal, but the team ran out of gas after running a short bench for most of the game which was the 5th on a road trip and 3rd in 6 nights.

The Oilers are saying

"It’s nice to be back on the ice with the guys and be a part of the team again. It was tough watching them on the road trip, but at the same time I thought they played some pretty good hockey so it’s good to be back with them."

Taylor Hall on being back on the ice with his teammates while recovering from a sprained knee. Still no exact date for his return.
"I spent three solid years here in Edmonton with the Oil Kings and I'm looking forward to stepping on the ice [Thursday]. It's going to be pretty special."
Have some of this
  • Oilers need to figure out a goaltender rotation. Fasth's 3rd start in 6 nights went bad, not sure why Scrivens didn't get the call there.
  • Nail Yakupov is back in the lineup after leaving the game against the Predators after it looked like David Perron stepped on his forearm with his skate.
  • This is the start of a 5 game home stand for the Oilers.
  • The Oilers are currently 6-2-0 vs the East, but are a perfect 4-0-0 against the East at Rogers Place.

PROJECTED LINES

The Edmonton Oilers

Benoit Pouliot - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Jordan Eberle

Nail Yakupov - Mark Arcobello - David Perron

Teddy Purcell - Leon Draisaitl - Iiro Pakarinen

Matt Hendricks - Boyd Gordon - Jesse Joensuu

Keith Aulie - Justin Schultz

Mark Fayne - Nikita Nikitin

Keith AulieJeff Petry

Ben Scrivens

Ottawa Senators

Clarke MacArthur - Kyle Turris - Alex Chiasson

Milan Michalek - Mika Zibanejad - Bobby Ryan

Zack Smith - David Legwand - Chris Neil

Mike Hoffman - Curtis Lazar - Mark Stone

Chris Phillips - Erik Karlsson

Jared Cowen - Cody Ceci

Mark Borowiecki - Eric Gryba

Craig Anderson