Hendricks Centres the Second Line
From a suspension, to the fourth line, to the second line, that's been Matt Hendricks over the last couple of days. Rather than completely revamp the lines in the wake of the injury to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins the Oilers have opted to move Hendicks onto the second line with Benoit Pouliot and Jordan Eberle. Anton Lander, who was a healthy scratch last night, returns to the line-up to centre the fourth line.
The Oilers Don't Chase the Hot Hand
Coming off another strong performance in which he made 31 stops on 33 shots and won his second game in a row, I fully expected the Oilers to go back to the well and start Cam Talbot tonight. I really hoped that they wouldn't but I suspected that they, like many NHL teams, would. I'll admit it, I'm pleasantly surprised by the news that Anders Nilsson will be getting the start this evening.
Nilsson makes 2nd start in last 11 games as EDM looks to sweep back-to-back in Sunshine State.— Jack Michaels (@EdmontonJack) January 19, 2016