Carolina Hurricanes (1-1-1) @
Edmonton Oilers (1-3-0)
17 October 2017 - 700 PM MDT
TV: Sportsnet Oilers
Radio: 630 CHED
Oilers are looking to shake a three game losing streak with Carolina in town.
Patrick Maroon - Connor McDavid - Kailer Yamamoto
Milan Lucic - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Ryan Strome
Jujhar Khaira - Mark Letestu - Zack Kassian
Jussi Jokinen - Brad Malone - Anton Slepyshev
Oscar Klefbom - Adam Larsson
Kris Russell - Matt Benning
Darnell Nurse - Eric Gryba
FOR THE OILERS
- Leon’s hit the IR, and Kailer Yamamoto is still on the top right wing. Ryan Strome gets the bump up to line number two, while the bottom six is a blender.
- Matt Benning comes back into the lineup after sitting in the press box on Saturday. When your team yields six goals on your scratch, you get to go back into the lineup for the next game. It’s just science.
- Laurent Brossoit gets his first start of the season tonight for the Oilers after relieving Cam Talbot in his last two.
- Cam Ward will get his first start of the season tonight for the Hurricanes. He finished with a .905SV% in 2016-17. That’s uh, not impressive.
- FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Eighteen year old Martin Necas will make his NHL debut tonight. Necas will likely centre Carolina’s third line with Sebastian Aho and Elias Lindholm.
- A lot of talk about how great Calgary’s top four defencemen are. How about Carolina’s top four of Jaccob Slavin with Brett Pesce to go with Noah Hanifin and Justin Faulk? Kris Russell for Noah Hanifin straight up. Let’s go.
A win will bring the Oilers to within one game of .500. A loss will send everyone over the edge tomorrow morning. What’s it going to be?