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Game Thread: Wild @ Oilers - Back At It

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The Oilers look to complete their second longest winning streak of the season.

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While Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is sitting at 3-0 in his last three games thanks to a win with Team Toews at the NHL's most pointless yearly affair—the All Star Game—the rest of the Oilers are still stuck at 2-1. They'll try to make it three in a row tonight against the pesky Minnesota Wild.

How To Tune In

The puck drops at 7:30 PM MT on Sportsnet Oilers.

What to Watch For From the Oilers

Historically, games against the Minnesota Wild have been snooze-inducing, but the Oilers are flying as high as they ever have been in 2014-2015, going 5-4-1 under Interim Head Coach Todd Nelson. Maybe they'll make this one interesting?

Nah, I don't think so either.

What to Watch For From the Wild

From the cats over at Hockey Wilderness:

After a week off, Minnesota is healthy. Yes, all members of the Wild are healthy, (except Ballard) including, Mikael Granlund. Minnesota needs their centers to start producing, and Granlund will be on the top pairing tonight with Zach Parise and (shameless smiley face)Thomas Vanek. It will be interesting to see how much these lines stick...

Also, this:

Lots of connections tonight too. Devan Dubnyk was selected 14th overall by the Oilers in the '04 draft. Kyle Brodziak was acquired from Edmonton in a trade (6/27/09) and recorded 59 points (26-33=59) in 175 games during four seasons with the Oilers. Benoit Pouliot is with his 6th team since Minnesota drafted him fourth overall in 2005. Former Blaine native and St. Cloud State Husky, Matt Hendricks is in his 2nd season with Edmonton too. Check back at 8:15 for the gamethread and Go Wild!

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