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Game Thread: Oilers vs Bruins

The Bruins welcome the Oilers back to Rexall Place

Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

The Oilers return home tonight for their first game in front of the Edmonton faithful (?) in almost two weeks. The last time the home crowd cheered on the Oilers it was en route to a 5-1 win over the Devils. That was supposed to be the win that got the Oilers back on track before their five game Eastern Conference road trip. A road trip that was hopefully going to see more wins than losses. In the end though it was just more of the same for the Oilers, who posted a 1-3-1 record during the trip, score just three even strength goals, and were shutout twice. So much for winnable games.

Tonight the Oilers play host to the Bruins, a team that currently sits fourth in the Atlantic Division with a 13-8-1 record but is 8-2-0 on the road this season. I don't know if we're quite at the jersey throwing portion of the season yet, but we have to be getting close, if the Oilers come out flat tonight and fall behind early I could see a jersey hitting the ice before the end of the game. That'll be followed by the rumour mill going into full swing with everyone not named Connor McDavid gets tied to a pending trade, and fans will start preparing for the 2016 Draft.

Welcome to December in Edmonton.