Edmonton Oilers (18-14-3) (5th, Pacific)
Tampa Bay Lightning (27-7-2) (1st, Atlantic)
8 PM MST
TV: CBC, Sportsnet, Sportsnet One
Radio: 630 CHED
Oilers line up against NHL leading Lightning prior to holiday break.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Connor McDavid - Jesse Puljujarvi
Tobias Rieder - Leon Draisaitl - Alex Chiasson
Milan Lucic - Ryan Spooner - Ty Rattie
Drake Caggiula - Kyle Brodziak - Zack Kassian
Darnell Nurse- Adam Larsson
Kevin Gravel - Caleb Jones
Jason Garrison - Matt Benning
THREE THINGS TO LOOK FOR
- The lines, they’ve been shaken. The most notable chane is Leon Draisaitl rejoining the second line, while Jesse Puljujarvi gets some top line action with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Connor McDavid. Can we see two lines click?
- The Lightning are very, very good. They're averaging 4.03 goals per game, that's best in the league. The Oilers will need to find out a way to clamp down and keep pucks out of the net.
- The Oilers will be off after tonight until the 27th when they host Vancouver. Tampa Bay is a tall task, but it would behoove Edmonton to pick up two points tonight to keep pace in the Pacfic. Both the Ducks and the Golden Knights have 43 points and are hanging out in third place, while the Oilers have 39.