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Edmonton Oilers @ Anaheim Ducks Game Thread

A win will put the Oilers within two points of the Pacific lead

NHL: Vancouver Canucks at Edmonton Oilers
Anton Slepyshev is back in the lineup for Matt Hendricks
Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Edmonton’s two game shutout streak hits the road as they visit the Honda Center to take on the Anaheim Ducks. A win tonight will pull them to within two points of the San Jose Sharks and the Pacific Division lead.

How To Tune In

Time: 8 PM MDT

TV: Sportsnet West

Radio: 630 CHED

What To Watch For From The Oilers

The Oilers have relied heavily on Cam Talbot, and he’s delivered in a big way. Edmonton hasn’t yielded a goal since their 7-4 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night. Edmonton will continue to lean on Cam Talbot, as the Oilers will go only as far as he will take them.

What to Watch For From The Ducks

From Anaheim Calling

While the Ducks find themselves in a contest of wills for Pacific division supremacy, they currently sit tied for 2nd (but losing out on differential) with the Oilers, with the still-hot Flames just one point back.

It is not only essential but conveniently strategic timing to be coming into form at this time of year which is what we hope the Ducks are currently doing. They are 6-2-1 in their last 9 games and appear to be over the game-to-game inconsistencies that have plagued them all season (knock on wood).

Final Thought

Edmonton and Anaheim both have 87 points. All the Oilers need to do to finish higher than the Ducks is to finish the final leg of the season with one more point. Simple, yeah?