Edmonton Oilers (17-12-3) (4th, Pacific)
Philadelphia Flyers (12-13-4) (7th, Metro)
7:00 PM MST
TV: Sportsnet West
Radio: 630 CHED
IT’S TIME FOR HOCKEY AGAIN
The Oilers picked up one point in a wild OT loss in Winnipeg. Tonight, they’ll look for two. They’re back home to face the Philadelphia Flyers, and they’ve got a new face in the lineup.
ALES CHAISSON / CONNOR MCDAVID / LEON DRAISAITL
JUJHAR KHAIRA / RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS / JESSE PULJUJARVI
TOBIAS RIEDER / RYAN SPOONER / DRAKE CAGGIULA
MILAN LUCIC / KYLE BRODZIAK / ZACK KASSIAN
DARNELL NURSE / ADAM LARSSON
KEVIN GRAVEL / CALEB JONES
JASON GARRISON / MATT BENNING
THREE THINGS TO LOOK FOR
- MR. JONES: Caleb Jones is the leading scorer among defencemen in Bakersfield. Tonight is Caleb Jones’ NHL debut. I’m hoping for an uneventful night for Jones’ first game, he’ll likely have his hands full starting on the second pair with Kevin Gravel.
- NET GAINS (OR LOSSES): Mikko Koskinen looks for his eleventh win of the season. He’s put together a .927 SV% to go with three shutouts so far this year. The Flyers are going with Anthony Stolarz (2-1-2, .889 SV%), and they allow the third most goals per game at 3.69. Can the Oilers strike early (and often?)
- MCDAVID DOING MCDAVID THINGS: Every night is a good night for Connor McDavid to unleash three or four points on the score sheet. It’s Friday and the Flyers like to allow goals. I like those odds.