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The Oilers look to keep the good time rolling as they play host to the Washington Capitals.

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What you need to know

Oilers Record: 5-1-0
Last 10: N/A
Capitals Record: 3-1-1
Last 10: N/A

Oilers All-Time Record vs Washington: 29-34-6-1
Goals For/Against: 244/247
Oilers Record Last Season vs Washington: 0-2-0
Goals For/Against: 4/8
Streak: Capitals have won the last two

Puck Drop: 7:30PM MST
Television: Sportsnet 360
The Opposing View: Japers' Rink | Twitter: @JapersRink

Tonight's Storyline

"Are the Oilers for real?" is a question a lot of people around the NHL are asking right now, and for a change they're asking because the team is doing something good. So good in fact, that the Oilers found themselves at the top of the NHL's standings following their win on Sunday, and can return there with a win and some help from the Islanders tonight. Since Sunday two whole days have passed without an Oilers game, a break in the schedule that suddenly seems unbearably long. Winning really is a lot of fun.

Line Combinations

No word on any changes to the lineup that blanked the Jets on Sunday afternoon.

Forward Lines
Milan Lucic - Connor McDavid - Jordan Eberle
Benoit Pouliot - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Zack Kassian
Patrick Maroon - Leon Draisaitl - Jesse Puljujarvi
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