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Winnipeg Jets @ Edmonton Oilers Game Thread

Oilers look to close out 2017 by climbing back to the win column

Montreal Canadiens v Edmonton Oilers
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Winnipeg Jets (22-11-6)

Edmonton Oilers (17-18-3)


Rogers Place - Edmonton, Alberta

TV: Sportsnet

Radio: 630 CHED

SB Nation Opponent: Arctic Ice Hockey


  • Oilers are able to take one point from Chicago on Friday with their 4-3 OTL, but they’ve got to start making hay with the rest of this homestand. They’re seven points out of third place in the Pacific, and they’ve got to get back on the horse. A win to close out 2017 would be a nice start.
  • How much will the Jets miss Mark Scheifele? Scheifele suffered an upper body injury after a board collision last week when Edmonton visited Winnipeg. Scheifele has 38 points in 38 games for the Jets so far this year. It will likely be February before the Jets see him in his next game.
  • The Oilers spent all day yesterday working on their sub-60%-penalty-kill-at-home. Good, it stinks. The Jets are fifth overall in team scoring, and the Oilers can’t afford to give up any penalties if you’re allowing over 2 goals every 5 penalties.