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Visiting the Stanley Cup champs, looking for a third straight win.

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What you need to know

Oilers Record: 9-3-1
Last 10: 7-2-1
Penguins Record: 8-2-2
Last 10: 6-2-2

Oilers All-Time Record vs Pittsburgh: 38-29-4-1
Goals For/Against: 301/252
Oilers Record Last Season vs Pittsburgh: 1-1-0
Goals For/Against: 3/4
Streak: The Oilers won the last game in a shootout

Puck Drop: 5:00PM MST
Television: Sportsnet West
The Opposing View: PensBurgh | Twitter: @Pensburgh

Tonight's Storyline

The Oilers wrap up a five game road trip tonight with a visit to the home of the defending Stanley Cup champion, Pittsburgh Penguins. I don't think there would be many folks around the NHL surprised by the Penguins 8-2-2 start to th season; they're the defending Stanley Cup champions, we know that they're a good team. What absolutely nobody would expect is that they trail the Oilers by a point int eh NHL's standings. Yes, the Penguins are exactly where you expect them to be and they somehow trail the Oilers. I've been looking at the standings all day and I still can't make sense out of it.

Line Combinations

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

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

Goalies
Cam Talbot
Jonas Gustavsson