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Winnipeg Jets @ Edmonton Oilers Game Thread

Slepyshev back, Yamamoto back too

NHL: Preseason-Carolina Hurricanes at Edmonton Oilers
Back in the lineup, on the wrong line.
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Winnipeg Jets (0-2-0) @

Edmonton Oilers (0-0-0)

Rogers Place

09 October 2017 - 700 PM MDT

TV: Sportsnet Oilers, TSN-3

Radio: 630 CHED

After getting dealt their first loss of the season in Vancouver, Oilers look to rebound against a Jet team that can’t keep the puck out of their net early on.


Patrick Maroon - Connor McDavid - Leon Draisaitl

Milan Lucic - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Anton Slepyshev

Jussi Jokinen - Ryan Strome - Zack Kassian

Iiro Pakarinen - Mark Letestu - Kailer Yamamoto

Oscar Klefbom - Adam Larsson

Kris Russell - Matt Benning

Darnell Nurse - Eric Gryba

Cam Talbot

Laurent Brossoit


  • Anton Slepyshev is back in the lineup after missing most of training camp with an ankle injury. He’ll start on the second line with Looch and RNH. Fly, Sleppy. Fly.
  • Kailer Yamamoto is back in the lineup after getting scratched in Vancouver. Yamamoto played just 6:33 in his debut on Wednesday, he’s on the fourth line with Iiro Pakarinen -and Mark Letestu. Not really sure what that’s all about.
  • The Oilers will need to exploit the fact that the Jets can’t stop a beach ball right now. Seven goals allowed in their season opener versus Toronto, and six goals (including five in a row) allowed against Calgary. The Jets are moving away from Steve Mason and his current .831 SV% for Connor Hellebuyck. Will it matter?


  • Those are some interesting D pairs, Jets. Tobi Enstrom and Tyler Myers? Sure. Josh Morrissey with Dustin Byfuglien? Alright then. Dmitri Kulikov and literally anyone? I suppose.
  • The Jets have got to get results from their top six. A top line of Nikolaj Ehlers - Mark Scheifele - Blake Wheeler can move the needle, while Patrik Laine is on the second line.
  • A good way to go 0-2 to start the season is to yield thirteen goals in two games. The Jets will try to stop the bleeding with a goaltender switch.