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GAME THREAD: Edmonton Oilers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

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Columbus is barely hanging on to the second wild-card in the East, Oilers looking to forget all about Tuesday’s 7-2 loss to the Blues.

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Edmonton Oilers (32-34-7) (6th, Pacific)

Columbus Blue Jackets (40-29-4) (5th, Metro)

7 PM MST

Rogers Place

TV: Sportsnet One

Radio: 630 CHED

SB Nation Opponent: The Cannon

The Blue Jackets are holding onto a playoff berth by the thinnest of margins. A loss to the Oilers tonight would put an even tighter strain on a club that’s all-in. Can the Oilers trip up the Jackets?

LINES

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Connor McDavid - Zack Kassian

Milan Lucic - Leon Draisaitl - Alex Chiasson

Tobias Rieder - Colby Cave - Sam Gagner

Joseph Gambardella - Kyle Brodziak - Josh Currie

Oscar Klefbom - Adam Larsson

Darnell Nurse - Kris Russell

Mikko Koskinen

Alex Stolarz

THREE THINGS TO LOOK FOR

  • The Oilers were beat up pretty good in Tuesday’s 7-2 loss to the Blues. With just nine games remaining in the season, can they string a couple of wins together to finish out the season strong?
  • Milan Lucic was tossed from Tuesday’s game after a questionable hit on Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist. He’s back on line two alongside Leon Draisaitl and Alex Chiasson.
  • Mikko Koskinen will no doubt be looking to string sixty solid minutes together. He was relieved by Alex Stolarz after allowing the third goal in Edmonton’s 7-2 loss to St. Louis on Tuesday.