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GAME THREAD: Edmonton Oilers vs. New York Islanders

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McDavid is back in the lineup as Oilers host Islanders

Edmonton Oilers v New York Islanders
Back and ready to roll.
Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Edmonton Oilers (24-29-6) (7th, Pacific)

New York Islanders (35-17-6) (1st, Metro)

7 PM MST

Rogers Place

TV: Sportsnet West

Radio: 630 CHED

SB Nation Opponent: Lighthouse Hockey

Connor McDavid is back in the lineup after missing Arizona contest with flu

LINES

Oscar Klefbom - Adam Larsson

Darnell Nurse - Kris Russell

Andrej Sekera - Matt Benning

Mikko Koskinen

Anthony Stolarz

THREE THINGS TO LOOK FOR

  • Connor McDavid is back. McDavid missed last contest against the Coyotes with the flu, and it showed. The Oilers get their MVP back tonight against the Islanders. The Islanders allow a meagre 2.32 goals per game, good for first in the league.
  • The Islanders are looking to avenge their loss to the Flames last night. Can the Oilers take advantage of a tired Isles club on the tail end of a back-to-back?
  • The Oilers aren’t out of the playoffs mathematically yet, but they’re still seven points back of a wild card position. If they’re going to make the last month at least watchable, they could pick up a couple of points tonight against the Islanders.