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Central Division Leaders visit Edmonton where Oilers look to start streaking

NHL: Vegas Golden Knights at Edmonton Oilers
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St. Louis Blues (13-5-1) @

Edmonton Oilers (7-9-1)

Rogers Place - Edmonton, Alberta

7 PM MDT

TV: Sportsnet West

Radio: 630 CHED

SB Nation Opponent: St. Louis Game Time

LINES

19-97-29

27-93-98

13*-18-26

24-55-44

25-6

77-83

81-4

33

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New Oiler winger Michael Cammalleri’s new number is 13

Oilers erupted for eight goals against the Vegas Golden Knights, including three power play goals and a shorthanded one too. Eight goals does a wonder for a team’s psyche, and they’ll look to keep the good times rolling tonight. They’ll face a difficult foe as the Central Division leading Blues make their first visit of the year to Rogers Place.

Can the Oilers make it two wins in a row?

THE OILERS WILL WIN IF...

  • They keep filling the net. Eight goals against the Vegas Golden Knights will do a lot for a struggling offence. It will take them from the basement of the league to...27th in the league tied with Vancouver. I don’t think the Oilers are going to hang eight goals on Jake Allen and the St. Louis Blues tonight, but they could probably get by with seven.
  • An equally impressive special teams effort: Three PPG and a shorthanded goal on Tuesday night. I’m in fantasy land. I’d settle for one power play goal and no stupid penalties.
  • The Oilers can negate Vladimir Tarasenko: Easily the Blues’ most potent weapon on offence, if Tarasenko (12-10-22) stays off the scoresheet, the Oilers have a chance at a W.

ST LOUIS WILL WIN IF

  • They push Edmonton off their game early. Oilers are full of energy after their big win on Tuesday. If the Blues force Edmonton to play catch-up early, they’ll throw a wrench in Edmonton’s mojo.
  • Their stars shine: If Vladimir Tarasenko and Paul Stastny are on the scoresheet, good times lie ahead for the Blue.
  • The Blues force Edmonton’s top line to do all the work: Eight goal games notwithstanding, the Oilers get the lion’s share of their points from their top line. Forcing a line of Michael Cammalleri, Ryan Strome and Iiro Pakarinen to carry the weight could prove to be troublesome for the Oilers.

Oilers looking for a two game win streak. Can they knock off a Central Division powerhouse to get there?