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Jets @ Oilers: Another Patrick Laine Sunday

Oilers conclude road trip with disappointing 0-1-2 record, look to start fresh at home versus Jets

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13-15-4, 30 points, .938 p/g- Ranks 14-11-5, 33 points, 1.1 p/g
Central Division -  4th Pacific Division - 4th
27th P/G 16th
25th ST 7th
30th S/G 5th
18th Goal 16th
7:30 PM MDT
TV -  Sportsnet Oilers, Sportsnet West, TSN-3
Radio - 630 CHED
Rogers Place

The opposing view


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


Oscar Klefbom - Adam Larsson
Andrej Sekera - Kris Russell
Dillon Simpson - Matthew Benning

Cam Talbot
Jonas Gustavsson

Wild Emerge In Shootout

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins tied it for the Oilers with less than five minutes in regulation, but the Oilers would eventually succumb in the shootout to the Wild.

Leon Draisaitl opened the scoring late in the first period with his 13th of the season.  The Wild would bounce back with a goal from Matt Dumba early in the second.  The WIld would take the lead early in the third when Jason Zucker scored his fifth goal of the season.

With five minutes remaining in the third, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored his fifth goal of the season to tie the game at 2. A power play goal (woo!), Nuge's goal was one of four total shots in the third period (urgh).  The Oilers and Wild would go to overtime, when Connor McDavid would be nabbed for high sticking one minute in.  Nine shots for the Wild, but Cam Talbot turned all aside.

Six rounds into a shootout, and Eric Staal would score the game winner for Minnesota.  Edmonton ends their three game roadie with a less than stellar 0-1-2 mark.

Now fourth place in the Pacific, the Oilers would probably like to defeat the Jets tonight at Rogers Place.

Let's go to the tape.

The Oilers are saying

That's Oilers captain Connor McDavid on the Jets.

Are the Jets good?  No.  Patrik Laine is fun to watch though.  Oilers have defeated the Jets both times they've met this season by a combined score of 9-3.  They've got a superstar in the making with Patrik Laine (that's good!), but they're not shooting the puck enough (they're last in the league in shots per game) and they're bottom five in special teams.

The opponents are saying

That's Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers after Winnipeg's 6-2 loss to the Flames in Calgary last night.

Both the Jets and the Oilers are on their sixth game in nine days.  Think they're a little tired?

Have some of this

  • LINE SWITCH - Anton Slepyshev is in for Matt Hendricks today.  Puljujarvi is out with a "minor injury" per McLellan.
  • Brandon Davidson could be back on Tuesday, which would be good.  We haven't seen Davidson since he got injured in the first game of the season against Calgary.
  • "Hey, at least they're still in first place in the Pacific!"  You've likely heard that once or twice over the past two or three weeks.  Down to fourth in the Pacific, Oilers have won just 7 games in their last 22 after a 7-1 start.
  • Cam Talbot goes tonight for the Oilers (13-9-4, .915 SV% / 2.57 GAA / 3 SO) while Connor Hellebuyck (10-9-1, .908 SV% / 2.73 GAA / 2 SO) . Talbot's start will be his 27th on the season
  • Iiro Pakarinen (knee), Mark Fayne (groin), Darnell Nurse (lower body), Eric Gryba (undisclosed) and Brandon Davidson (upper body) will be out for the Oilers. Winnipeg will be without Alex Burmistrov (upper body), Tyler Myers (lower body), Shawn Matthias (lower body) and Joel Armia (lower body)