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PRESEASON GAME PREVIEW: Calgary Flames @ Edmonton Oilers

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Oilers eager to forget last night’s loss versus Vancouver

Edmonton Oilers v Calgary Flames
Koskinen will be getting some more time this evening against the Flames
Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images

Calgary Flames

@ Edmonton Oilers

Friday, 20 September 2019

7 PM MST

Rogers Place

TV: Stream Live from the Oilers’ website

Radio: 630 CHED

SB Nation Opponent: Matchsticks and Gasoline

The Edmonton Oilers are back in action tonight after a completely forgettable performance against the Vancouver Canucks last night. Cooper Marody scored the lone Oilers tally in a 6-1 finish that saw six different Canucks find the scoresheet. Mikko Koskinen yielded four goals in a shaky two period performance that he’ll no doubt be looking to put behind him.

The Oilers are Back At It tonight as they host the Calgary Flames at Rogers Place. Will we see more goals?

Let’s go to the tape.

The Oilers are saying

A lot of the bounces we didn’t like, and all you can do right now is watch the tape, reflect on what you can do better, and come to the rink prepared tomorrow to work hard and bounce back.

Source

That’s Oilers forward Cooper Marody on the club’s 6-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.

Marody was the lone scorer for the Oilers, while six different Canucks found the scoresheet. The Oilers look for a little more success tonight with a visit from their provincial rivals.

The Flames are saying

“I’m really excited for the opportunity. They’re obviously top guys in the league...”

Source

That’s Dillon Dube on getting his chance to play with Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan in Wednesday’s 6-4 victory over the San Jose Sharks.

Dube finished with a goal and an assist in Calgary’s victory. If you’re going to make an impression, swing.

HAVE SOME OF THIS

  • Any surprises here? Maybe a couple. I’m surprised to see Cooper Marody get shipped so soon. Maybe Tyler Benson? Still here: Evan Bouchard and Joel Persson. Also, everyone that Holland signed this offseason.
  • The Flames are going with an AHL heavy lineup tonight.
  • Mikko Koskinen is going to get some time in this evening’s game. He had a rough go of it last game (he allowed 4 goals in two periods), so he’ll no doubt be looking to shake off the early seaons jitters. Tonight’s a good time to do that.
  • Speaking of goaltenders, Mike Smith is ready to rejoin the team after having the flu. Not sure if he gets in tonight, but you can expect him to get some reps in before too long.
  • Leon Draisaitl is getting his first preseason action on the top line with Joakim Nygard and Zack Kassian. Evan Bouchard looks more and more like he’ll be here on October 2nd.
  • PTO Anton Burdasov will make his preseason debut on line 2 with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Sam Gagner,

Joakim Nygard - Leon Draisaitl - Zack Kassian

Anton Burdasov - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Sam Gagner

Jujhar Khaira - Riley Sheahan - Josh Archibald

Markus Granlund - Gaetan Haas - Patrick Russell

Darnell Nurse - Adam Larsson

William Lagesson - Evan Bouchard

Brandon Manning - Ethan Bear

Mikko Koskinen

Shane Starrett