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PRESEASON GAME THREAD: Edmonton Oilers @ Winnipeg Jets

Oilers will face some heavy hitters tonight in Winnipeg

Calgary Flames v Edmonton Oilers
Kailer Yamamoto has four points in two preseason games (2-2-4)
Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images

Edmonton Oilers @

Winnipeg Jets


Bell MTS Place

TV: OilersTV™ (AB/SK/NWT/NU)

Radio: 630 CHED

The Oilers are in Winnipeg to take on the Jets. Edmonton scored seven times in their victory against Winnipeg on Thursday, they’ll look to keep those good times rolling in Manitoba tonight. With the Jets dressing Patrik Laine, Mark Scheifele, Blake Wheeler and Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg has brought out some of their top firepower for tonight’s game. Can the Oilers stay afloat?


  • SECOND TIME’S A CHARM - Mikko Koskinen will start tonight, and is expected to play sixty minutes (or more). He’s going to need to put together a performance that’s better than 3 goals allowed on 19 total shots against a Flames B team, plain and simple. He’ll have plenty of chances tonight.
  • 5-6-7...8? - By my eye, there are four defencemen in tonight’s game who could possibly be competing for the bottom pair as well as the 7th defenceman. Depending on whether or not the Oilers decided to carry three goaltenders into the regular season, there could also be room for an eighth.
  • Ryan McLeod is the centre for the line featuring Kailer Yamamoto and Tobias Rieder. The second round selection from Mississauga has impressed so far in main camp. Can he create some chemistry on the top line between 2017 first rounder Yamamoto ad the newly re-acquired Tobias Rieder?