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Preseason Game #5 - Los Angeles Kings @ Edmonton Oilers

Live, from Vernon BC!

Laurent Brossoit to get the start tonight versus Kings
Laurent Brossoit to get the start tonight versus Kings
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From Vernon, BC, it's Kraft Hockeyville!

The Oilers trotted out a clunker in Winnipeg on Friday night.  Some more cuts, some lineup changes, and some more of the usual vitriol after the lines.

Los Angeles Kings @ Edmonton Oilers


KalTire Place (in Vernon, BC)

The Opposition:  Jewels From The Crown

Television - Sportsnet / NHL Network (US)


Milan Lucic - Connor McDavid - Jordan Eberle

Benoit Pouliot - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Jesse Puljujärvi

Kris Versteeg - Drake Caggiula - Nail Yakupov

Anton Slepyshev - Anton Lander - Iiro Pakarinen


Darnell Nurse - Brandon Davidson

Jordan Oesterle - Matthew Benning,

Mark Fraser - Eric Gryba


Laurent Brossoit

Jonas Gustavsson

  • A FEW SMALL CHANGES: A bucketful of Oilers were sent to Bakersfield, most notably Jujhar Khaira.
  • I know Eric Gryba is on a PTO, but they've got him with Mark Fraser tonight and I can't imagine that helps his case out to earn a job.  He'll more than certainly have his opportunity to stand in front of some shots headed his way while he and Fraser are on the ice.
  • YAK IS BACK:  Nail Yakupov will see his first action of this preseason, and he'll be next to Kris Versteeg and Drake Caggiula
  • IT TAKES TWO - Brossoit is scheduled to get the start.  I'm not sure if he's ready to be the number 2 on this team yet, but I'm looking for just about any good reason to put Jonas Gustavsson on a bus to Bakersfield.  His career SV% should be a good start, but here we are.  Brossoit backed up Cam Talbot in Wednesday's 5-1 loss to Winnipeg, but didn't see any ice.
  • OH YEAH?

Did I mention that Gryba and Fraser are running together tonight? Hi, James?  This is Connor.

  • 27-97-14 is going to get another look tonight.  Some good things on Wednesday night in Vancouver, and some definite room to grow.  Tonight all the growing comes together, yeah?
  • MAKIN' IT: I've still got Drake Caggiula and Versteeg as those who stick around for opening night against the Flames.  I don't think I could've seen Puljujärvi anywhere but Edmonton a couple of months back.