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GAME THREAD: Edmonton Oilers vs. Calgary Flames

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Battle of Alberta on a Sunday night

NHL: Edmonton Oilers at Calgary Flames Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Edmonton Oilers (15-12-2) (5th, Pacific)

Calgary Flames (19-9-2) (1st, Central)

7:00 PM MST

Rogers Place

TV: Sportsnet, Sportsnet One

Radio: 630 CHED

SB Nation Opponent: Matchsticks and Gasoline

BOA

After a seven goal outburst against Minnesota, Oilers host provincial rivals in another chapter of the Battle of Alberta. Calgary sits atop the Pacific, while the Oilers can occupy a wild card position with a win tonight. It’s Mikko Koskinen and David Rittich between the pipes. Let’s see some action.

LINES

Same as last game.

39-97-29

16-93-98

27-28-44

73-23-8

77-6

25-4

5-83

33

19

THREE THINGS TO LOOK FOR

  • This is a best-case scenario for the Oilers. Calgary took down the Nashville Predators by a 5-2 margin last night and is playing their second game in two nights,and the Flames are without their captain Mar Giordano who is on suspension. If you’re going to play the Flames, doing it when they’re tired and without their team captain is pretty good timing.
  • Oilers need to find the button that has the goals and keep pressing it. Oilers scored 16 goals in Hitchcock’s first eight games behind the bench, they scored 7 in Friday’s victory. Can they keep it up?
  • Coach is going back to Mikko Koskinen after two straight wins from Cam Talbot. Koskinen’s .925 SV% has earned him eight wins so far this season, can he make it 9 tonight?

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