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GAME THREAD: Edmonton Oilers vs. New York Rangers

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Oilers look to get back into the win column after their four game winning streak ended versus Toronto

NHL: Edmonton Oilers at New York Rangers Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Edmonton Oilers (30-31-7) (5th, Pacific)

New York Rangers (28-28-12) (5th, Metro)

7 PM MST

Rogers Place

TV: Sportsnet West

Radio: 630 CHED

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With fourteen games remaining in the schedule, the Oilers need to make up seven points in order to get into the dance. Can the Oilers handle the Rangers at Rogers Place tonight?

LINES

Leon Draisaitl / Connor McDavid / Zack Kassian

Jujhar Khaira / Ryan Nugent-Hopkins / Sam Gagner

Tobias Rieder / Colby Cave / Alex Chiasson

Brad Malone / Kyle Brodziak / Josh Currie

Oscar Klefbom / Adam Larsson

Darnell Nurse / Kris Russell

Andrej Sekera / Matt Benning

Mikko Koskinen

Alex Stolarz

THREE THINGS TO LOOK FOR

  • The Oilers have a ton of real estate to make up. The Wild are currently seven points ahead of the Oilers in the standings, and picking up two points tonight against the Rangers would be a pretty good place to start. They’re running out of time.
  • Milan Lucic is out tonight (hip). Jujhar Khaira is bumped up to line two. The bottom six is once again a point of concern for this club, and it’d be nice if it was addressed between now and the next lockout.
  • Mikko Koskinen looks for his 21st win on the season. Alex Stolarz made his first start in his Oiler career after Koskinen was unable to go against Toronto. Can Koskinen put up the brick wall?

Let’s all have fun out there.