Edmonton Oilers (16-12-2) (5th, Pacific)
Colorado Avalanche (17-8-5) (2nd, Central)
7:00 PM MST
TV: Sportsnet West
Radio: 630 CHED
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.
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
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?