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GAME THREAD: Edmonton Oilers @ Winnipeg Jets

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NHL: St. Louis Blues at Winnipeg Jets James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports

Edmonton Oilers (17-12-2) (5th, Pacific)

Winnipeg Jets (19-9-2) (2nd, Central)

6:00 PM MST

Bell MTS Place

TV: Sportsnet West

Radio: 630 CHED

SB Nation Opponent: Arctic Ice Hockey

Oilers look to go 2-for-2 on their roadtrip with a visit to Winnipeg. Can they do it without their best defenceman?

LINES

Garrison / Wideman due for about nine minutes, eh?

THREE THINGS TO LOOK FOR

  • Cam Talbot gets the nod tonight for the Oilers. He’s a winner in his last two games, though Mikko Koskinen has most recently been in net. Can Talbot keep the good times rolling?
  • The Oilers are going to be without Oscar Klefbom for some time. The roster’s shaped up by moving Kevin Gravel up with Matt Benning (Kris Russell has also been placed on IR with an undisclosed injury), and the third pair shows with Jason Garrison and Chris Wideman. Can the Oilers score six goals to overcome their defence tonight?
  • ONE TO WATCH: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins currently has 29 points (10-19-29) in 31 games. Can he pad those numbers?

If the Jets can’t get across the red line, things are going to be just fine tonight.