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The Oilers look to halt their losing streak at three. Unfortunately things rarely go well when they visit the Islanders.

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What you need to know

Oilers Record: 7-3-1
Last 10: 6-3-1
Islanders Record: 4-6-1
Last 10: 4-5-1

Oilers All-Time Record vs New York Islanders: 35-37-14-1
Goals For/Against: 293/304
Oilers Record Last Season vs New York Islanders: 1-1-0
Goals For/Against: 4/9
Streak: The Oilers won the last game

Puck Drop: 5:00PM MST
Television: Sportsnet 360
The Opposing View: Lighthouse Hockey | Twitter: @LHHockey

Tonight's Storyline

How quickly things change. A week ago the Oilers were on a five game winning streak, had a 7-1-0 record, and everything seemed right with the world. Seven days later they've lost three straight games and if they can't get back in the win column tonight against the Islanders, will find themselves staring down the barrel of a five game losing streak tomorrow in Detroit when they take the ice for the back half of back-to-back games, hardly an ideal scerario for any team. And worse for the Oilers things don't go well for them when the visit the Islanders. Last year's 8-1 beating was the most recent loss, but the last time the Oilers beat the Islanders on the road was December of 1999.

Line Combinations

A couple of changes tonight as the coaches look to get the offence clicking once again.

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

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

Goalies
Cam Talbot
Jonas Gustavsson