The Oilers fluked their way to a single point in their last affair against the Winnipeg Jets, who peppered Oilers goaltender Victor Fasth with 46 shots, eventually doing him in with a lower-body injury on Blake Wheeler's shootout attempt. Tonight, the boys are back at home on Rexall ice to face a Boston Bruins team winless in their last four and desperate for two points. They currently sit in in eighth place in the Eastern Conference.
How to Tune In
It's a late start tonight as game coverage starts at 8:00 PM MT on Sportsnet.
What to Watch for From the Oilers
Nail Yakupov potted two goals against the Jets on Monday night and has six points (3G, 3A) in his last five games. If Nail can maintain his level of offensive play as well as his confidence, it would be a real sweet treat for Oilers fans in the final portion of a bitter season.
What to Watch for From the Bruins
All eyes are on Malcolm Subban, who could make his first NHL start tonight. It has yet to be announced who will start for the Bruins, and the club is being awfully tight-lipped about the decision. This is all very (kind of) interesting in light of the recent trade rumour making the rounds regarding an Eberle-Subban swap.
Plot twist: Oilers like what they see from Subban in the 1st period, Bruins Cammalleri him for Eberle and everyone goes home happy.— Ian McLaren (@iancmclaren) February 19, 2015