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GAME THREAD: Edmonton Oilers vs. Montreal Canadiens

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Oilers look to put a patch on a four game losing streak

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Montreal Canadiens
It’s Niemi Time™
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Edmonton Oilers (8-8-1) (6th, Pacific)

Montreal Canadiens (9-5-3) (4th, Atlantic)

Rogers Place

7 PM MST

TV: Sportsnet West

Radio: 630 CHED

SB Nation Opponent: Eyes On The Prize

Oilers look to keep afloat in the Pacific, need to put a stop to their four game losing streak.

LINES

91-97-29

22-93-39

27-18-8

16-28-44

77-6

25-83

13-4

THREE THINGS TO LOOK FOR

  • LINE BLENDER: Oilers return to a common theme with McDavid and Draisaitl paired up again. Ty Rattie hits the third line while Drake Caggiula gets some time next to 97. On defence, Darnell Nurse and Matt Benning get another twirl. Will it make a difference?
  • NIEMI TIME: Neither Carey Price nor Antti Niemi has been very good this year for Montréal. Niemi’s .894 SV% in five games so far this year should have Oilers forwards licking their chops in anticipation.
  • IS KOSS BOSS? Mikko Koskinen has a real chance to take a step up towards claming the number one job with a victory against Montréal tonight. Will he take that step?

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