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GAME THREAD: Edmonton Oilers vs. Arizona Coyotes

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Edmonton Oilers (24-29-5) (7th, Pacific)

Arizona Coyotes (26-28-5) (5th, Pacific)

7 PM MST

Rogers Place

TV: Sportsnet West

Radio: 630 CHED

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The Oilers are looking for a win anyway, anyhow. Can Arizona fit the bill?

LINES

THREE THINGS TO LOOK FOR

  • Josh Currie makes his NHL debut tonight. The 26 year old gets into the lineup after Jesse Puljujarvi and Jujhar Khaira have been put on the IR. Currie has 37 points with the Bakersfield Condors this season. He’ll be asked to make magic with Ty Rattie and Kyle Brodziak. Good luck, kid.
  • Andrej Sekera returns to the lineup (and so does Matt Benning) after missing the entire season so far while recovering from Achilles surgery. Sekera and Benning will team up on the third pair.
  • Sam Gagner gets his first game at Rogers Place as a member of the Edmonton Oilers. Gagner’s second game sees him on the second line with Milan Lucic and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Did we mention that Connor McDavid has the flu? Okay, thought so.

Let’s all have fun out there.