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GAME PREVIEW: Edmonton Oilers @ Anaheim Ducks

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Oilers are in Anaheim after shutting out Devils at home

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Edmonton Oilers (11-5-2) vs

Anaheim Ducks (9-7-1)

10 November 2019

Honda Center

700 PM MST

TV: Sportsnet One

Radio: 630 CHED

SB Nation Opponent: Anaheim Calling

Four different Oilers scored goals en route to a shutout victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night. Leon Draisaitl had one, Gaetan Haas (!) had another. Alex Chiasson scored his first goal while on the power play, and James Neal scored his twelfth of the season as the Oilers woke up after twenty minutes of stagnation. The Oilers carry eleven wins into Anaheim looking for number twelve tonight. Dallas Eakins is going to be there, it’ll be lots of fun.

Let’s go to the tape.

THE OILERS ARE SAYING

It was great to see so many goal-scorers tonight. Chiasson got his first goal and that’s a big b for him. He’s going to score so many more goals in the future

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That’s Oilers goaltender Mikko Koskinen on Alex Chiasson’s first goal of the season.

The Oilers played in 18 games before Chiasson got his first of the season. Let’s hope the next one doesn’t take nearly as long.

THE DUCKS ARE SAYING

It’s a good feeling...But, obviously, it would have been nice if we had a win

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That’s Ducks defenceman Jacob Larsson on his first NHL goal in Anaheim’s 4-2 loss to the Wild on Thursday night.

Larsson’s goal came early in the second period to put the Ducks up 2-0. Anaheim would cede four to the Wild (including three in the third period) gifting the Wild two points.

LINES

Same as New Jersey.

HAVE SOME OF THIS

  • Dallas Eakins is behind the bench for the Ducks! Let’s revisit our favourite Dallas Eakins moment of all time. You know the one.
  • Do the Oilers have secondary scoring figured out? Maybe a little bit? Gaetan Haas scored his second of the season in Friday’s 4-0 win. The Oilers will benefit from goals coming from the bottom six, the question is: with what regularity will they come?
  • Ho-hum, Leon scored again. He’s got 14 goals and a total of 30 points, which ain’t half bad. He’s tied for the league lead in points with some guy in Boston named David Pastrnak.
  • The Oilers could have a good night, even if they hang just a couple of goals on the Ducks. Anaheim ranks 24th in goals scored per game, but they’re fifth best at keeping them out. Their goal differential is just +1 on the season.
  • A couple of early goals for the Oilers could hamper those 24th-ranked scorers led by Jakob Silfverberg (7-6-13). Silfverberg will trio with Rickard Rakell (4-6-10) and Adam Henrique (8-2-10)
  • NET GAINS: Mikko Koskinen (6-1-1, .927SV% / 2.18 GAA / 1 SO) stopped ‘em all against New Jersey, he’ll get another opportunity tonight against the Ducks. Look for Anaheim to counter with Jon Gibson (6-7-0, .923 SV% / 2.55 GAA).
  • SICK BAY: The Oilers will be without Adam Larsson (fibula) and Joakim Nygard (ribs). For the Ducks, defenceman Josh Manson (knee) is day-to-day.