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GAME THREAD: Edmonton Oilers vs. Carolina Hurricanes

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Oilers to close out four game homestand, Mikko Koskinen to start in net for Oilers

NHL: Buffalo Sabres at Edmonton Oilers Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Edmonton Oilers (18-10-4) 1st, Pacific vs

Carolina Hurricanes (18-11-1) 5th, Metro

10 December 2019

Rogers Arena

700 PM MST

TV: Sportsnet West

Radio: 630 CHED

SB Nation Opponent: Canes Country

Oilers close out their four game homestand looking to finish .500.

Can they do it with a big win?

LINES

Substitute Caleb Jones for Brandon Manning.

THREE THINGS TO LOOK FOR

  • Joakim Nygard is up on the top line for the Oilers. Can he provide a spark with Connor McDavid?
  • Ryan Nugent-Hopkins teams up with Leon Draisaitl on line two. If Nygard can make it happen up top, can a line of 16-93-29 give the Oilers two really good scoring lines?
  • Caleb Jones replaces Joel Persson, who spent just three games in his latest stint with the big club. Is Jones a fixture on the big club, or is Edmonton pulling a showcase?

Edmonton stays on top of the Pacific if they win tonight. Let’s get crackin’.