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GAME THREAD: Edmonton Oilers @ Colorado Avalanche

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First of a two game roadie

NHL: Edmonton Oilers at Dallas Stars Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Edmonton Oilers (16-12-2) (5th, Pacific)

Colorado Avalanche (17-8-5) (2nd, Central)

7:00 PM MST

Pepsi Center

TV: Sportsnet West

Radio: 630 CHED

SB Nation Opponent: Mile High Hockey

FIRST OF TWO

  • The Oilers have made a stop in Denver for their first of a two game roadie. They’re looking for their eighth win since Ken Hitchcock has become the Oilers’ head coach. They’ve got Colorado and their league leading scorers in Mikko Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon.

Let’s see what they got.

LINES

ALEX CHIASSON / CONNOR MCDAVID / LEON DRAISAITL

JUJHAR KHAIRA / RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS / JESSE PULJUJARVI

MILAN LUCIC / KYLE BRODZIAK / ZACK KASSIAN

VALENTIN ZYKOV / RYAN SPOONER / TY RATTIE

OSCAR KLEFBOM / ADAM LARSSON

DARNELL NURSE / KRIS RUSSELL

KEVIN GRAVEL / MATTHEW BENNING

MIKKO KOSKINEN

CAM TALBOT

THREE THINGS TO LOOK FOR

  • Mikko Koskinen gets the start after turning aside all of the shots in Edmonton’s 1-0 victory against Calgary on Sunday night. Can he keep the good times rolling in between the pipes?
  • The Avalanche are fourth in goals per game this season averaging 3.6. They’ve got the two league leading scorers in Mikko Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon. Can the Oilers keep this duo off the board?
  • Oilers need to score more than one goal like they did against the Calgary Flames on Sunday night. Who’s going to step up?