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Game Thread: Preseason Game 5 - Oilers vs Wild (From Saskatoon)

A home game in Saskatoon.

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

There is no rest for the wicked. Fresh off a 4-3 comeback win in Winnipeg last night, the Oilers are back in action this afternoon in Saskatoon against the Minnesota Wild.

How To Watch

Puck drop: 4:00PM MST
TV: Streaming at for those in the Oilers region (AB/SK/NWT)

What To Watch For

The battle for the backup job continues tonight with Anders Nilsson getting the start in net for the Oilers. Ben Scrivens got his first real chance to claim the Oilers' backup job last night and his play certainly wasn't good enough to slam the door shut on Nilsson. With a strong performance tonight Nilsson might be able to force the Oilers coaches and front office to think long and hard about who gets to hang around and watch games from the end of the bench when the season starts.

Line Combinations

Benoit Pouliot Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Jordan Eberle
Anton Slepyshev Connor McDavid Leon Draisaitl
Matt Hendricks Mark Letestu Rob Klinkhammer
Luke Gazdic Andrew Miller Tyler Pitlick
Oscar Klefbom Justin Schultz
Darnell Nurse Joey Laleggia
Andrew Ference Eric Gryba
Anders Nilsson
Ben Scrivens