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GAME THREAD: Edmonton Oilers vs. Philadelphia Flyers

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Caleb Jones set to make NHL debut

NHL: Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Edmonton Oilers (17-12-3) (4th, Pacific)

Philadelphia Flyers (12-13-4) (7th, Metro)

7:00 PM MST

Rogers Place

TV: Sportsnet West

Radio: 630 CHED

SB Nation Opponent: Broad Street Hockey

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.

LINES

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

MIKKO KOSKINEN

CAM TALBOT

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.