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GAME THREAD: Edmonton Oilers @ Minnesota Wild

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NHL: Edmonton Oilers at New York Rangers Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Edmonton Oilers (7-1-1) vs

Minnesota Wild (2-6-0)

22 October 2019

Xcel Energy Center

600 PM MST

TV: Sportsnet Oilers

Radio: 630 CHED

SB Nation Opponent: Hockey Wilderness

The Oilers look to get back into the win column with a visit to a struggling Wild club. Can they put up some goals tonight?

THREE THINGS TO LOOK FOR

  • It’s time for the bottom six to start putting up some points. The defence has chimed in recently (Brandon Manning, Ethan Bear), but the Oilers could use some help from some folks that aren’t on the top line. Keeping Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl off the ice for a couple of additional minutes earlier on might help if the score is close late in the game.
  • The Wild are struggling, and the Oilers can take advantage if they play their cards right. They’re scoring just over two goals a game now, but they’re yielding an average of four. Both categories have them near the bottom of the league.
  • Mike Smith looks to keep the good times rolling. Credited with a 23 save shutout in Winnipeg, can he keep the puck out of the net tonight?

Let’s. Go. Oilers.