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Colorado Avalanche @ Edmonton Oilers Game Thread


Calgary Flames v Edmonton Oilers
Al Montoya doesn’t talk on game days. Ya heard?
Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images

Colorado Avalanche (27-18-4) (6th, Central) @

Edmonton Oilers (22-24-3) (6th, Pacific)


Rogers Place

TV: Sportsnet West

Radio: 630 CHED

SB Nation Opponent: Mile High Hockey

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%.