The Edmonton Oilers are on-track to rack-up 61 points. Yes, that's 1 point worse than last season which ended with the McDavid miracle. Currently our team sits 29th in the league, two-points ahead of the struggling Columbus Bluejackets. Every win counts. Can we take-it to Lucic, Kopitar, Carter and Quick. I still believe! Do you?
How To Watch
Puck drop: 8:00PM MST
TV: CBC Hockey Night in Canada
iOS: CBC Sports App (free stream in Canada)
Android: CBC Sports App (free stream in Canada)
On the internet: CBC website (free stream in Canada).
Radio: 630 CHED
What To Watch For
If the Edmonton Oilers have a prayer tonight, it has to come in the form of a great goaltending performance from Cam Talbot and great special teams. We are actually decent at penalty killing and the powerplay. Our powerplay percentage is 22.2%, good enough for 7th in the league. Our penalty kill is 23rd at 77.3. If we can avoid penalties and if we work hard on the kill, we might have a chance. It might be our only hope!
The Opposing View
From: Jewels for the Crown
Keys to the Game
The Oilers can't let the Kings can set the tone early on and control the momentum of the game with their trademark dead-ish puck style. The Kings have won 7 of 10 and are hot.
Penalty Killing. The Kings have scored power play goals in their last five games. The Oilers can't take stupid penalties if they want a chance to win.
Projected Line Combinations
|Taylor Hall||Ryan Nugent-Hopkins||Leoon Draisaitl|
|Benoit Pouliot||Mark Letestu||Nail Yakupov|
|Teddy Purcell||Anton Lander||Jordan Eberle|
|Luke Gazdic||Andrew Miller||Iiro Pakarinen|
|Andrej Sekera||Darnell Nurse|
|Oscar Klefbom||Mark Fayne|
|Griffin Reinhart||Eric Gryba|