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Boston Bruins @ Edmonton Oilers Game Preview

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Oilers will face Boston tonight the day after Bruins thwarted Calgary's winning streak.

Boston is on a four game winning streak.
Boston is on a four game winning streak.
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Edmonton
38-26-6, 82 points, 1.172 p/g Ranks 36-24-9, 81 points, 1.174 p/g
Atlantic Division - 3rd Pacific Division - 4th
13th Points per Game 11th
12th Special Teams 16th
2nd Shots on Goal 8th
9th Goals Against per Game 11th
7 PM MDT
TV - Sportsnet West
Radio - 630 CHED
Rogers Place

The opposing view

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PROJECTED
FORWARDS

Patrick Maroon - Connor McDavid - Leon Draisaitl
Milan Lucic - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Jordan Eberle
Benoit Pouliot - David Desharnais - Zack Kassian
Matt Hendricks - Mark Letestu - Anton Slepyshev

DEFENCE

Oscar Klefbom - Adam Larsson
Andrej Sekera - Kris Russell
Darnell Nurse - Matthew Benning

GOAL

Cam Talbot
Laurent Brossoit


Seven Is Enough

Gonna go on the record and suggest that the Oilers will win most games if they score seven goals.

Seven different Oilers scored in Tuesday's 7-1 onslaught of the Dallas Stars.  Cam Talbot was nearly perfect and the rest of the Edmonton Oilers got on the board early, and they held on to it.  The Stars aren't very good, but this was a game that the Oilers had to win in order to keep pace with the rest of the Pacific.

A win tonight will put the Oilers back in third place, one point ahead of the Flames.

Let's go to the tape.

The Oilers are saying

"Little bit of a different look, first time playing against the Bruins with a new coach behind the bench and obviously the team has responded really well."

Source

That's Oilers forward Milan Lucic on facing the Bruins, this time with a new coach behind the bench in Boston.

The Bruins are 11-3 since Bruce Cassidy took over from Claude Julien.

The opponents are saying

That's Bruins backup netminder Anton Khudobin on allowing a bad goal from centre ice.

The Bruins' backup stopped 21 of 23 shots from Calgary.  Boston halts Calgary's ten game winning streak, they'll put their four game winning streak to the test tonight.

Have some of this

Sportsnet

  • Stylish.
  • Milan Lucic has seven points (4-3-7) in his last ten games.  If I could get that more often, I wouldn't have any gripes.
  • CAMMIN' IT UP IN THE NEW CITY -  I'm starting to believe that we'll never see another goalie after Cam Talbot (34-20-8, .920 SV% / 2.36 GAA / 5 SO).   Look for Tuukka Rask (33-16-4, .914 SV% / 2.24 GAA / 6 SO) in between the pipes for Boston tonight.
  • Benoit Pouliot scored a goal, his first in 29 games.  His majestic points per game streak began against the Stars.  You heard it first.
  • Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara turns 40 on Saturday.  Second in minutes on the team, second among Bruin defencemen in scoring (7-15-22).  He's got one more year under contract after this one.
  • Tyler Pitlick (knee) will be out for the Oilers.  Boston will be without forward Tim Schaller (lower body)
    • I see you, Calgary.
    • #GOILERS