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The quest for an 82-0 season continues. If anyone can do it, Connor McDavid can.

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What you need to know

Oilers Record: 2-0-0
Last 10: N/A
Sabres Record: 0-1-0
Last 10: N/A

Oilers All-Time Record vs Buffalo: 39-21-10-1
Goals For/Against: 258/221
Oilers Record Last Season vs Buffalo: 2-0-0
Goals For/Against: 6/3
Streak: Oilers have won the last four

Puck Drop: 5:00PM MST
Television: Sportsnet One
The Opposing View: Die By The Blade | Twitter: @diebytheblade

Tonight's Storyline

Through two games the Oilers are averaging six goals per game. That's good. Actually that's very good. And it's also very unlikely to last (typical negative Ryan thinking that the Oilers won't score 492 goals this year) which means that at some point very soon the team is going to have to play better defence if they want to keep winning games. By which I mean they should try to keep the Sabres shot total in the first under 24 shots tonight. Baby steps.

Line Combinations

Earlier today Todd McLellan talked about changes to the forward lines in an effort to shore up the defensive end of things. So far though there's been nothing official so were assuming no changes.

Forward Lines
Milan Lucic - Connor McDavid - Jordan Eberle
Benoit Pouliot - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Zack Kassian
Patrick Maroon - Leon Draisaitl - Jesse Puljujärvi
Tyler Pitlick - Mark Letestu - Anton Lander

Defence Pairs
Oscar Klefbom - Adam Larsson
Andrej Sekera - Kris Russell
Darnell Nurse - Eric Gryba

Goalies
Cam Talbot
Jonas Gustavsson