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Edmonton Oilers @ San Jose Sharks Game Thread

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Oilers look to win their fourth straight with patchwork lineup

Edmonton Oilers v Vegas Golden Knights
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Edmonton Oilers (27-31-4) (7th, Pacific)

San Jose Sharks (33-21-9) (2nd, Pacific)

8:30 PM

SAP Center

TV: Sportsnet Oilers

Radio: 630 CHED

SB Nation Opponent: Fear The Fin

These lines are something else tonight. The Oilers put their three game win streak on the line against a San Jose club that acquired Evander Kane during yesterday’s trade deadline. Let’s have a peek.

  • First line: Lucic somehow is on the top line back with McDavid. Anton Slepyshev gets some time along 97, which is a good look. Lucic has fallen off a cliff so precipitously, my only hope is that something, anything can get him back to a 50 point year.
  • Second line: Mike Cammalleri to the left, Ty Rattie to the right. Leon’s on line two, make up your own Stealers Wheel joke.
  • Third line looks like Jesse Puljujarvi - Ryan Strome - Pontus Aberg. If you’re keeping score at home, Strome’s been having a pretty good go of it lately, let’s put him with 98 on his off wing and the new guy on the right. Brilliant!
  • Fourth line features Drake Caggiula - Jujhar Khaira and Iiro Pakarinen. It’s the most normal looking line of the lot.
  • Ethan Bear has been called up, he could go if Kris Russell (hand) is held back.
  • Connor McDavid needs 26 points in 20 games to reach 100 points in back-to-back seasons.
  • Cam Talbot starts for the Oilers. Shake them dice.