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San Jose Sharks @ Edmonton Oilers Game Thread

Oscar Klefbom is in the lineup tonight as Oilers look to bounce back from a loss in Calgary last night.

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Klefbom is a go tonight.
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San Jose Sharks (37-23-9), (2nd Pacific)

Edmonton Oilers (30-35-4) (6th, Pacific)

730 PM

Rogers Place

TV: Sportsnet West, Sportsnet One

Radio: 630 CHED

SB Nation Opponent: Fear The Fin

  • Oscar Klefbom needs his shoulder “cleaned up”, but he’ll be in the lineup tonight. Assume the injury isn’t getting any worse with him in the lineup, but why postpone the inevitable?
  • Al Montoya gets the start for the Oilers tonight. That conditional fifth round pick to Montreal becomes a fourth rounder with Montoya’s start. The Sharks are countering with Martin Jones.
  • Matt Benning is out tonight with an illness.
  • McDAVID WATCH: Connor McDavid needs 16 points in the next 13 games in order to reach 100 points in back-to-back seasons. He could keep pace by getting one or two tonight.
  • For the Sharks, they’re playing for some breathing room. They’re in second place by just a point, a win tonight would provide them with some well appreciated cushion in the Pacific Division.