Edmonton Oilers (23-24-5) (6th, Pacific)
Minnesota Wild (26-22-5) (4th, Central)
600 PM MST
Xcel Energy Center
TV: Sportsnet West
Radio: 630 CHED
SB Nation Opponent: Hockey Wilderness
The Oilers are mired in a six game slump (0-4-2). They face off against the Minnesota Wild, who are currently holding the first wild card spot in the Western Conference. Can the Oilers make up some ground in the West?
Milan Lucic - Connor McDavid - Ty Rattie
Tobias Rieder - Leon Draisaitl - Alex Chiasson
Jujhar Khaira - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Zack Kassian
Colby Cave - Brad Malone - Jesse Puljujarvi
Oscar Klefbom - Adam Larsson
Darnell Nurse - Kris Russell
THREE THINGS TO LOOK FOR
- It’s Cam Talbot’s show once again tonight. It’s his third start in four games. If they’re trying to pump his trade value, it would look good to win one or two of them.
- Alex Petrovic is a scratch tonight. Brandon Manning is alongside Matt Benning. The defence looks much better with the addition of Oscar Klefbom. I’m really going to feel awful for Brandon Manning when Andrej Sekera is back in town.
- There’s no Kyle Brodziak in the lineup tonight. Brad Malone will slot in at 4C alongside Colby Cave and Jesse Puljujarvi.
Oilers need a win tonight. Can they pick one up in Minnesota?