The Oilers get the luxury of facing yet another team that's on the back half of a back-to-back.
The Oilers aren't scoring goals as of late. Hopefully tonight, that all changes.
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What To Watch For From The Oilers
The line jumbler is in full EFX, y'all. Pouliot is out with an injury, but we'll see Iiro Pakarinen play his first game of the season after a lengthy injury. We'll see Caggiula on the left side of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Kassian gets the bump to third, and Anton Slepyshev is getting some top six time with Leon. The Oilers can't afford to lose to the Coyotes tonight.
What To Watch For From The Coyotes
From Five For Howling:
"Arizona still has a ways to go; the team allowed 19 shots in the first period, and their shot attempt numbers have been consistently poor even as their record improves. But Arizona is now 6-3-1 in their last ten games, and they look as though they are finally using their speed and their quickness to their advantage."
Goaltender Mike Smith turned aside everything he saw last night. Louis Domingue gets the start in between the pipes for the 'Yotes.
Playoff teams don't lose these kinds of games. The Coyotes are on the second half of a back-to-back with a backup goaltender. Should be a slam dunk. Right?