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GAME THREAD: Edmonton Oilers vs. St. Louis Blues

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The defending champs are in town.

NHL: MAR 19 NHL Oilers at Blues Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The St. Louis Blues and their shiny 10-3-3 record are in town to take on the upstart Edmonton Oilers, who are looking to get back in the win column after dropping the second point in an OT loss to the Arizona Coyotes last time out.

The Blues will be without sniper Vladimir Tarasenko (10GP, 3-7-10) in this one so look for Ryan O’Reilly (16GP, 4-12-16), Brayden Schenn (16GP, 10-5) and former Oilers wantaway David Perron (16GP, 7-8-15) to carry the offensive load for the visitors.

The Oilers are still missing Adam Larsson who is still recovering from a broken leg. Sam Gagner will start alongside Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, and Tomas Jurco is reintroduced for Markus Granlund as Tippett continues to tinker with his forward group.

Watch & Listen

Edmonton Oilers (10-4-2)

St. Louis Blues (10-3-3)

6:30 PM MST - Rogers Place, Edmonton, AB

TV: Sportsnet West

Radio: 630 CHED

SBN Counterparts: St. Louis Game Time

Projected Oilers Lines

Forwards

Leon DraisaitlConnor McDavid – Sam Gagner

James NealRyan Nugent-HopkinsZack Kassian

Jujhar Khaira - Gaetan HaasAlex Chiasson

Markus Granlund - Colby Cave - Tomas Jurco

Defense

Darnell NurseEthan Bear

Oscar KlefbomJoel Persson

Kris RussellMatt Benning

Goaltender

Mike Smith

Projected Blues Lines

Forwards

Jaden Schwartz - Brayden Schenn - Robert Thomas

Zach Sanford - Ryan O’Reilly - David Perron

Sammy Blais - Tyler Bozak - Alex Steen

Mackenzie MacEachern - Ivan Barbashev - Oskar Sundqvist

Defense

Carl Gunnarsson - Alex Pietrangelo

Jay Bouwmeester - Colton Parayko

Vince Dunn - Justin Faulk

Goaltender

Jake Allen