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GAME THREAD: Edmonton Oilers vs. Montréal Canadiens

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Oilers back at it tonight after disappointing finish last night

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Calgary Flames Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Edmonton Oilers (19-15-4) 3rd, Pacific vs

Montréal Canadiens (17-12-6) 2nd, Atlantic

21 December 2019

Rogers Place

500 PM MST

TV: Sportsnet West (SNW, SNE, SNP)

Radio: 630 CHED

SB Nation Opponent: Eyes On The Prize

The Oilers are on the tail end of a back-to-back tonight. Can the OIlers forget about last night’s shenanigans with the Canadiens in town?

The Canadiens are coming off a 4-3 OT win over the Flames on Thursday. Edmonton was on the wrong end of a 5-2 finish to the Penguins last night.

THREE THINGS TO LOOK FOR

  • KOSS IS BOSS ONE MORE TIME: Mikko Koskinen gets the start tonight on the tail end of a back-to-back. If you happened to catch last night’s game, you’ll note that Mike Smith didn’t have a very good time out there. Look for Koskinen to continue receiving the lion’s share of the starts, including this one tonight .
  • SPECIAL TEAMS: Montreal’s PK is 27th in the league at just under 76%. Now might be the time to get that number one power play going.
  • STAYIN’ ALIVE: Last night’s loss kept the Oilers idle at third in the Pacific. Calgary is breathing down their necks with one less point and a game in hand. Can the Oilers put together a full sixty minutes?

Let’s. Go. Oilers