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Game Thread: Oilers vs Coyotes: Slepyshev Gets a Chance To Shine.

Will the Oilers keep their perfect pre-season record intact?

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It's pre-season and the games don't mean a damn thing but admit it, you've been looking at the NHL standings and smiling, haven't you? Going into tonight's action the Oilers have a league best 5-0-0 record and a +9 goal differential, also the best in the league. If you haven't been looking at the standings you really should, after the last couple (or nine) seasons you've certainly earned it. Even if the games don't count, it's nice to see the Oilers somewhere other than the bottom of the standings for the change.

How To Watch

Puck drop: 7:00PM MST
TV: Streaming at for those in the Oilers region (AB/SK/NWT)
Radio: 630 CHED

What To Watch For

Anton Slepyshev finds himself on the top line tonight with Taylor Hall and Connor McDavid. For any player that's not a bad place to be this late in camp. For a player who was a massive question mark when the rookie camp opened three weeks ago, it's pretty damn impressive. This might be a little higher up the depth chart than we can expect to see Slepyshev in the event that he makes the team, but that McLellan and his staff want to see what he can do with two of the Oilers premier forwards says a lot of the level of his play so far in camp.

Projected Line Combinations

Hall McDavid Slepyshev
Pouliot Nugent-Hopkins Eberle
Korpikoski Lander Yakupov
Hendricks Letestu Klinkhammer
Sekera Schultz
Reinhart Fayne
Davidson Nikitin