Colorado Avalanche (27-18-4) (6th, Central) @
Edmonton Oilers (22-24-3) (6th, Pacific)
7 PM MDT
TV: Sportsnet West
Radio: 630 CHED
Few things for tonight’s game:
- Al Montoya doesn’t roll on Shabbos.
- Hopscotch lineup for the Oilers today with Nugent-Hopkins, Talbot, Kassian and Larsson out. Draisaitl back up top with Connor McDavid and Jujhar Khaira is on the second line. Yeah, why not?
- Oilers catch a break with Nathan MacKinnon out for the Avs. MacKinnon suffered an upper body injury in Tuesday’s OTL to the Canucks. MacKinnon currently leads the Avalanche with 61 points (24-37-61) in 49 games. The timing couldn’t be worse for the Avalanche, who are just one point out of a wild-card position. In case you were keeping score, the Oilers are twelve points away.
- Another break for the Oilers? Maybe. Jonathan Bernier is in net instead of Semyon Varlamov. Bernier’s kept it together this year, he’s got a .917 all-situations SV%.