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Hockey Night In Canada: Can the Oilers make it four in a row?

NHL: Nashville Predators at Edmonton Oilers
Oilers look to make it four in a row with a win over Nashville tonight.
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Edmonton Oilers (3-2-0) (5th, Pacific)

Nashville Predators (6-1-0) (1st, Central)

8 PM MST

Rogers Place

TV: CBC

Radio: 630 CHED

SB Nation Opponent: On The Forecheck

Oilers are on a three game win streak, looking to make it four. The Predators are in town after a victory in Calgary last night. The Oilers will face a test against a Predators club who have won six of their seven games on the season. Can the Oilers make it four in a row with a win tonight?

LINES

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins / Connor McDavid / Kailer Yamamoto

Tobias Rieder / Leon Draisaitl / Jesse Puljujarvi

Milan Lucic / Ryan Strome / Alex Chiasson

Jujhar Khaira / Kyle Brodziak / Zack Kassian

Oscar Klefbom / Adam Larsson

Darnell Nurse / Kris Russell

Jason Garrison / Evan Bouchard

Cam Talbot

Mikko Koskinen

THREE THINGS TO WATCH

  • NEW LINES: Top line’s got Kailer Yamamoto on the right side while Ty Rattie is out with a muscle injury. Alex Chiasson is making his season debut on 3RW, while Jason Garrison is back in for Matt Benning.
  • BACK IT UP: Nashville netminder Juuse Saros will be back in net for the Predators tonight. Saros had to jump into action after Pekka Rinne had to leave the game with an injury. With Rinne now on IR, the Predators will have to get creative in the immediate future. Will the Oilers take advantage of a goalie playing in two games in two nights?
  • A BAKER’S DOZEN?: The Predators have owned the Oilers over the last dozen. The Oilers have to overcome sleepy starts and start giving Nashville trouble early. Can they?

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