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Edmonton Oilers @ Nashville Predators Game Thread

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Matinee Hockey in Music City

Viktor Arvidsson - Watch That Man.
Viktor Arvidsson - Watch That Man.
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Oilers want to forget all about the 2-1 loss in DC on Friday night.  They're in Nashville to take on P.K. Subban and the Nashville Predators.

How To Tune In

3 PM MDT on Sportsnet 360

What To Watch For From The Oilers

Oilers are in a see-saw position of sorts.  They burst out with a couple of games, scoring six and five goals.  They will then fall back into a frozen cocoon, where they'll put up less than two goals.  The Predators were in action last night, but they hung a five spot on the Capitals.  Goals.  The Oilers will need 'em.  Back to you, Scott.

What To Watch For From The Predators

From On The Forecheck

"It's interesting how everyone was eagerly awaiting the pairing of P.K. Subban and Roman Josi this past summer and now we hardly ever talk about it anymore.  That's mostly because Subban's partnership with Mattias Ekholm has been getting better every day and is now the best pairing on the team."

What a fountain of riches.  If the Oilers are without Adam Larsson, it's a huge, huge concern.  Meanwhile in Nashville, key defencemen are often afterthoughts.  Hey, we got Kris Russell.

Final Thought

Once again, the Oilers get the luxury of facing an opponent on the tail end of a back-to-back while the good guys are on a day's rest.  Once again, Edmonton has another chance to grab second place outright with a victory in Nashville this afternoon.  Unlike the Capitals game, the Oilers have to string more than one goal together to stand a chance against a stout Predators club.