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New York Islanders @ Edmonton Oilers Game Thread

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Flames, Ducks trail Oilers by just two points in Pacific

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At fifth place in the Metropolitan Division, the New York Islanders currently occupy the second Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference. Tonight, they visit the Edmonton Oilers for Edmonton’s second in an eight game homestand. The Oilers currently sit in second place in the Pacific, but Anaheim and Calgary are just two points behind.

How To Tune In

Time: 7 PM MDT

TV: Sportsnet West

Radio: 630 CHED

What To Watch For From The Oilers

The Oilers will get a chance to face Thomas Greiss in net tonight. Greiss was pulled in Calgary on Sunday after allowing four goals in twenty minutes of play. Connor McDavid has seven points in five games (2-5-7), and he’d be a fine example of someone who would do well to rattle Greiss’ cage early.

What To Watch For From The Islanders

From Lighthouse Hockey

The Isles aren’t going to win many games if they have to rely on an overworked Thomas Greiss, so hopefully the offense can start clicking again as their road trip continues.

Greiss was pulled after 20 in the 5-2 loss to Calgary on Sunday. He was also yanked after 20 just a couple weeks ago in an embarrassing 7-0 flop on February 25th against Columbus. So make some hay in the first, Oilers.

Final Thought

Oilers can create some space between themselves and both Calgary and Anaheim with a win tonight. The Islanders are desperate, and Greiss has been a wild card as of late.