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PRESEASON GAME THREAD: Edmonton Oilers vs. Arizona Coyotes

Connor McDavid will play tonight as the Oilers host their final home preseason contest of 2019.

Edmonton Oilers v Arizona Coyotes
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Edmonton Oilers

Arizona Coyotes

7:00 PM MST

Rogers Place

TV: Streaming Only

Radio: 630 CHED

SB Nation Opponent: Five for Howling

Connor McDavid is back in the lineup tonight as the Oilers host the Coyotes for a tune-up.

Let’s see those lines.

This feels a lot like what we could see next Wednesday in Vancouver for the season opener.


  • TAKE ME TO THE CAPTAIN: Connor McDavid is back for his first preseason action of the year, and the masses shouldn’t be happier. Now’s the time to show that he can do everything without restriction. Scoring a goal would be fun to watch, too.
  • SMITH IN NET: Speaking of players making their 2019 preseason debuts, Mike Smith is slated to go two periods tonight. He’s looking to rebound from a suspect 2018-19, he gets his feet wet in Oiler colours tonight.
  • Joel Persson is my defeceman to watch. Not only do I believe he’ll make the club out of camp, I don’t think it’s crazy talk that we’ll see him on the second pair in ten games.

Let’s all have fun out there.