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Game Thread: Oilers @ Flames

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Laurent Brossoit gets his first NHL start of the year.

Laurent Brossoit gets his first start this year.
Laurent Brossoit gets his first start this year.
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After a six game homestand that saw the Oilers finish with an impressive 4-1-1, they'll head to Calgary for the next chapter of the Battle of Alberta.

A win tonight will put nine points between Calgary and Edmonton.

How To Tune In

8 PM on CBC

What To Watch For From The Oilers

Laurent Brossoit will get his first start of his NHL season.  Cam Talbot turned aside 40+ shots last night in a shootout loss to the Predators, and will get a much needed day of rest.  Can Brossoit tow the load?

What To Watch For From The Flames

From Matchsticks and Gasoline:

Calgary comes into this contest having dropped from the 7th spot in the West to the 8th and final playoff spot with 51 points and the Canucks nipping at their heels.  The Flames are 5-4-1 in their last 10 games and home is barely where the heart is for this hockey team.  Calgary has played 25 games at the Dome this season and are only 1 game above .500 as they set at 13-12-0 coming into tonight's game.

Oilers can take a season sweep over the Flames tonight.

Final Thought

Laurent Brossoit's got some skates to fill tonight for his first start of the season.  No doubt, Talbot needs the night off. Can Brossoit carry the load?