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Oilers at Leafs: Preview, lineups, how to watch and discussion thread

Connor, meet Auston. Auston, meet Connor.

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What you need to know

Oilers Record: 7-2-0
Last 10: N/A
Leafs Record: 2-4-3
Last 10: N/A

Oilers All-Time Record vs Toronto: 43-42-8-3
Goals For/Against: 377/347
Oilers Record Last Season vs Toronto: 1-1-0
Goals For/Against: 5/5
Streak: Oilers won the last game

Puck Drop: 5:30PM MST
Television: Sportsnet Oilers
The Opposing View: Pension Plan Puppets | Twitter: @PPPLeafs

Tonight's Storyline

It’s the Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews show tonight, folks. The last two first overall selections meeting for the first time. We knew before the season that McDavid was something special but Matthews has hit the ground running and his future looks to be every bit as bright as that of the Oilers’ captain. Over the course of their careers these two are going to face off many times, both in the NHL and internationally, but the first time is always special, and tonight is that night. If there is such a thing as a much watch game on November 1, this is probably it.

Line Combinations

Once again, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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

Cam Talbot
Jonas Gustavsson