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GAME THREAD: Edmonton Oilers vs. Washington Capitals

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Oilers host 2018 Cup Champs, look to finish four game homestand at 2-1-1

Boston Bruins v Edmonton Oilers Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images

Edmonton Oilers (3-3-1) (6th, Pacific)

Washington Capitals (4-2-2) (3rd, Metro)

7 PM MST

Rogers Place

TV: Sportsnet One, Sportsnet East, (Sportsnet Oilers)

Radio: 630 CHED

SB Nation Opponent: Japers’ Rink

PROJECTED LINES

RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS / CONNOR MCDAVID / KAILER YAMAMOTO

TOBIAS RIEDER / LEON DRAISAITL / ALEX CHAISSON

MILAN LUCIC / RYAN STROME / COOPER MARODY

JUJHAR KHAIRA / KYLE BRODZIAK / DRAKE CAGGIULA

OSCAR KLEFBOM / ADAM LARSSON

DARNELL NURSE / KRIS RUSSELL

KEVIN GRAVEL / EVAN BOUCHARD

CAM TALBOT

MIKKO KOSKINEN

I completely guessed at those. We do know that Jujhar Khaira and Drake Caggiula are back, while Zack Kassian and Jesse Puljujarvi are healthy scratches. Kinda furious at the Puljujarvi thing. Really a bad look. Onward.

THREE THINGS TO WATCH FOR

  • Alex Chiasson scored a pair of goals in Edmonton’s 6-5 OT loss to the Penguins on Tuesday night. I’ve got him on the second line tonight, that might change by game time. Chiasson scored just eighteen points in 61 games with the Capitals last year, can he keep the goals coming for now?
  • POWERED BY MCDAVID: The Oilers currently hold the fifth ranked power play in the NHL at over 30%. They’ll need to keep the power play humming if they want to give themselves a hand in this one.
  • Including tonight, the Evan Bouchard Game Count is now 7. Does he make it past 9?

#GOILERS