Edmonton Oilers (12-15-2) @
Toronto Maple Leafs (19-10-1)
5 PM MDT
Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
TV: Sportsnet (NHL Network if viewing in the US)
Radio: 630 CHED
SB Nation Opponent: Pension Plan Puppets
Six goals! The Oilers scored six goals en route to a victory over the Montréal Canadiens last night. Jujhar Khaira had a pair of goals. Ryan Strome had a couple of points, and Mike Cammalleri scored against one of his many former clubs. Yohann Auvitu had a goal. Better save those for a rainy day.
The Oilers find themselves in Toronto this evening to take on a Maple Leafs club who just got done with a win in PIttsburgh last night. Can the Oilers win their second game in as many nights?
Let’s go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"Playing the last few games, I've built confidence over time...I have a lot of confidence from my teammates. It's nice coming to the rink. There's always words of encouragement. Having them by your side, you go out there with a lot of confidence. The team played great today and it showed up on the scoreboard."
That’s Oiler forward Jujhar Khaira.
Two goals from Jujhar? Yes please. The two goal game is Khaira’s first multi-goal game of his career.
The Maple Leafs are saying
"I think we just came out strong. This is a really good team. Whenever you come to this building, you expect a challenge. I think that the guys were just ready to go and obviously created some offensive opportunities, and made them count."
That’s Maple Leafs defenceman Morgan Rielly on Toronto’s 4-3 victory over the Penguins. The win is Toronto’s 19th of the season, good for second in the Atlantic.
Have some of this
"I thought we played a really impressive game defensively & kept everything to the outside making my life really easy tonight." @LBrossoit, 22 saves pic.twitter.com/WaXz4CRpHg— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) December 10, 2017
- Laurent Brossoit picks up a much needed win while silencing some doubters in the process. Brossoit’s 22 save performance is his second win of the year. Upon finishing that last sentence, I realized that we could see Nick Ellis today.
- 97’S NUMBERS: Two assists last night for Connor McDavid, and he’s clicking along at 35 points. He’s not too bad.
- THIS IS GAME 30: A cursory glance at last year’s standings says that the Oilers still need to win about 35 more games to make the postseason. Let’s see, if this is the 30th game of the season, there’s 82 games in the season, that leaves about fifty two more games to go, and...oh...hmm...yeah. They got this. No sweat.
- Jujhar Khaira’s just scoring so much as of late that he got a promotion to the third line in last night’s game. He keeps blowing up the scoreboard and he might see another new line.
- SICK BAY: The Oilers are missing Andrej Sekera, (ACL), while Adam Larsson (upper body injury) and Cam Talbot (see: Larsson) are day-to-day. The Leafs do not have any non-LTIR injuries to their roster.