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GAME THREAD: Edmonton Oilers vs. Chicago Blackhawks

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Injured quad will keep McDavid from the lineup for 2-3 weeks. Can the Oilers keep it moving during that time?

NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Edmonton Oilers Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Edmonton Oilers (29-20-6) 2nd, Pacific vs

Chicago Blackhawks (25-22-8) 7th, Central

11 February 2020

Rogers Place

7 PM MST

TV: Sportsnet West

Radio: 630 CHED

SB Nation Opponent: Second City Hockey

Oilers set to take on Blackhawks without Connor McDavid, who is out with a quad injury. Can they hold the fort?

THREE THINGS TO LOOK FOR

  • Starting tonight (and for what could be ten or so games), the Oilers need to figure out how to make it happen without Connor McDavid. Can the rest of the squad dig deep?
  • Mike Smith goes for his 15th win of the season tonight. He turned aside 27 of 29 Nashville shots on Saturday, does he have another solid sixty minutes in him?
  • Colby Cave finds his way back into the lineup in Connor McDavid’s absence. He’s on a line with Jujhar Khaira and Patrick Russell, is there any scoring touch there?

Let’s. Go. Oilers.