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GAME THREAD: Edmonton Oilers @ Carolina Hurricanes

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Oilers visit Carolina looking to make some ground up quickly.

Edmonton Oilers v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

Edmonton Oilers (24-27-5) (6th, Pacific)

Carolina Hurricanes (29-22-6) (5th, Metro)

530 PM MST

PNC Arena

TV: Sportsnet West

Radio: 630 CHED

SB Nation Opponent: Canes Country

Oilers meet old 2006 Stanley Cup Rivals in Carolina

LINES

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

Mikko Koskinen

Cam Talbot

THREE THINGS TO LOOK FOR

  • The Oilers are running out of time. Six points seperate the Oilers from the second wild card position in the West. They’ve got to come out and score more than one goal against the Carolina Hurricanes tonight, and they’ve got to do it against the Islanders tomorrow. No sweat, right?
  • Same lines tonight as against the Penguins. Hitchcock’s got a feeling. Mikko Koskinen gets the nod once again tonight, can he put in sixty minutes?
  • Also hungry: Carolina. The Hurricanes are just three points out of a playoff position in the Eastern Conference, and they’ve got nothing between them and the Pittsburgh Penguins except three points.