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Western Conference Semi-Finals Game 4: Anaheim Ducks @ Edmonton Oilers Game Thread

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Cam Talbot needs to bounce back in a big way for the Oilers in this pivotal game 4

Anaheim Ducks v Edmonton Oilers - Game Three Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images

Before we get into the game thread, drop what it is that you’re doing and go read this thread. Spend five minutes or more there. Languish in it like you’re in a giant bubble bath.

IT WAS A GOOD DAY

Game 4 is going to be a pivotal moment in this series. The Oilers are up 2-1 and although they were doubled up by the Ducks on Sunday night by a 6-3 margin, they can again regain control of this series with a win tonight. A 3-1 series lead shifts back to Anaheim with the chance to close out the series on Friday.

A 2-2 series is a whole new ball game.

How To Tune In

Time: 8 PM MDT

TV: Sportsnet (Canada)

NBCSN (Stream in USA w/ provider access)

Radio: 630 CHED

What To Watch For From The Oilers

Cam Talbot is human after all. Talbot surrendered six goals on 28 shots in Sunday’s 6-3 loss to the Ducks, and he’s going to have to bounce back in a big way in order to give the Oilers a fair shot at a W

What To Watch For From The Ducks

From Anaheim Calling

Kevin Bieksa will also be out tonight, so we will most likely see Anaheim’s best possible blueline again tonight. Anaheim’s blueline is second in points these playoffs only behind Nashville’s. Continued production from their puck-moving defense will go a long way to getting Anaheim to the next round.

Final Thought

Edmonton will be sitting pretty with a win. They’ll begin preparing for a three game series if they do not.