The bad news is that the Edmonton Oilers sit in last place in the Western Conference with a grand total of 35 points. The good news is that even though they're on pace for just over 70 points this season, they sit just four points out of third place in the Pacific Division. If the cutoff is 90 points in the Pacific, the Oilers are going to need to start winning some more games. They'd do well to start tonight against the Hurricanes.
Carolina took care of the Oilers back in November when four different Hurricanes scored en route to a 4-1 victory for the Hurricanes. Anders Nilsson took the loss in net and only Benoit Pouliot was able to put one on the board for Edmonton. Cam Talbot gets the nod for the Oilers tonight, while Cam Ward will get the go for Carolina.
Game time is 7 PM MST.
Taylor Hall - Leon Draisaitl - Teddy Purcell
Benoit Pouliot - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Jordan Eberle
Matt Hendricks - Mark Letestu - Lauri Korpikoski
Rob Klinkhammer - Anton Lander - Jujhar Khaira
Darnell Nurse - Justin Schultz
Andrej Sekera - Brandon Davidson
Brad Hunt - Eric Gryba