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Game Thread - Predators @ Oilers

PK is back. Can the Oilers mount the attack?

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Edmonton will finish their homestand with a visit from the Nashville Predators.  A win tonight would give the Oilers an impressive 5-1-0 record in six games at home.

Nashville defeated the Flames in Calgary last night by a 4-3 score, and they'll be bolstered by the return of All-Star P.K. Subban.  Can the Oilers spoil Subban's return to the lineup?

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What To Watch For From The Oilers

The Oilers will no doubt face a tall task with the return of P.K. Subban.  Subban has missed the last month with a herniated disc in his back.  The Oilers will get some help as Matthew Benning back in the lineup after he missed last game with an illness.  He'll be paired up with Brandon Davidson, while Eric Gryba will be healthy scratched.

What To Watch For From The Predators

From On The Forecheck

We also can't talk about players who have made a difference as of late and not mention Filip Forsberg.  Not only has he found his scoring touch, but he has gained a truck load of confidence on the way.  He just looks like a completely different player out there as of late.  That can only spell good things for Nashville.

Forsberg's got three goals in his last four games.  The Predators rank fifteenth in goals per game.

Final Thought

The X factor is Subban.  If he's 100%, he'll no doubt chew a ton of clock and be an absolute force to be reckoned with.