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Montréal Canadiens @ Edmonton Oilers Game Thread

David Desharnais faces his old club for the first time since being traded to the Oilers

Detroit Red Wings v Edmonton Oilers Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images

After tonight’s game, the Oilers will reach the midway point of their homestand. The Oilers took Pittsburgh to the limit on Friday night, but only took one point in a 3-2 shootout loss. Tonight, they’ll face a Canadiens club who is no doubt looking to rebound after an embarrassing 5-0 shutout loss to the Flames.

How To Tune In

Time: 5 PM MDT

TV: Sportsnet West

Radio: 630 CHED

What To Watch For From The Oilers

David Desharnais will face off against his old club for the first time since this year’s trade deadline. Desharnais has put up two points in three games with the Oilers since being acquired on March 1st for defenceman Brandon Davidson. Davidson will be a healthy scratch for Montréal this afternoon.

What To Watch For From The Canadiens

From Eyes on the Prize

It’s the end of the Western Canadian road trip for the Habs, who will return home to the Bell Centre on Tuesday night. With a win and a loss thus far, a win against Edmonton would make the trip a success - though the Oilers may just be the stiffest competition of the bunch.

See that? They fear us. Sorta.

The Canadiens will receive the services of Alexander Radulov this afternoon. Montréal’s second leading scorer (15-31-46) had missed the previous three games with a lower body injury.

Final Thought

A win tonight and a Ducks loss will put Edmonton up to second place in the Pacific. A loss keeps them in fourth. Can the Oilers solve Carey Price and the Canadiens?