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The Oilers kick of a three-game road trip with a visit to Anaheim.

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What you need to know

Oilers Record: 9-6-1 (1st in the Pacific Division)
Last 10: 4-5-1
Ducks Record: 7-6-3 (3rd in the Pacific Division)
Last 10: 5-3-2

Oilers All-Time Record vs Anaheim: 45-49-2-5
Goals For/Against: 241/271
Oilers Record Last Season vs Anaheim: 1-3-1
Goals For/Against: 9/13
Streak: The Ducks have won four straight versus the Oilers. In their last nine games against Edmonton the Ducks only loss came in overtime.

Puck Drop: 8:00PM MST
Television: Sportsnet Oilers
The Opposing View: Anaheim Calling | Twitter: @AnaheimCalling

Tonight's Storyline

Between road trips the Oilers had a reasonably friendly homeschedule given their opponents. In their most recent game they played host to the Rangers who were playing for the second night in a row. The Oilers couldn't take advantage of a tired team though and came away with zero points. Before that, when the Dallas Starts visited, the story was very similar. The Stars were also playing for the second night in a row, and for the fifth time in a week, and still no points for the Oilers. For a team whose best case scenario is battling for a bubble spot in March and April those are points they can't afford to let walk away. Tonight the Oilers travel to Anaheim to take on a decently well rested Ducks team who last played on Saturday night, hopefully the result is a better one for the team from Edmonton.

Line Combinations

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

Defence Pairs
Oscar Klefbom - Adam Larsson
Andrej Sekera - Matthew Benning
Darnell Nurse - Eric Gryba

Goalies
Cam Talbot
Jonas Gustavsson