Edmonton Oilers (24-26-5) (5th, Pacific)
Pittsburgh Penguins (29-20-7) (4th, Metro)
600 PM MST
PPG Paints Arena
Radio: 630 CHED
Oilers embark on three game road trip starting in Pittsburgh
Leon Draisaitl - Connor McDavid - Zack Kassian
Jujhar Khaira - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Jesse Puljujarvi
Milan Lucic - Brad Malone - Alex Chiasson
Tobias Rieder - Colby Cave - Ty Rattie
Oscar Klefbom - Adam Larsson
Darnell Nurse - Kris Russell
Brandon Manning - Kevin Gravel
THREE THINGS TO LOOK FOR
- The Oilers are a solid six points out of a playoff berth, and they’ve got four teams between them and that elusive second wild card spot. They have a clunker on this road trip, and you can send that sea bag back to shore. The Oilers get the benefit of playing Pittsburgh without Evgeni Malkin, who is serving a one game suspension for swinging his stick at Philadelphia’s Michael Raffl. Is it enough to swing a victory for the Oilers?
- Mikko Koskinen gets the nod for Edmonton tonight, looking for his 15th win on the season. Can he put together a complete sixty minute game?
- Zack Kassian is atop the right wing chart with Connor McDavid to his left. Good on Kassian getting rewarded with some top line time after scoring a goal last game, but it’s incredible to see how bereft the entire right side is on this club. Woof. Can Kassian keep the goals coming?