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GAME THREAD: Edmonton Oilers vs. Winnipeg Jets

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Jets trying to stay afloat in playoff race, while Oilers try to draw nearer to Vegas

NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets at Edmonton Oilers Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Edmonton Oilers (37-24-8) 2nd, Pacific vs

Winnipeg Jets (36-28-5) 5th, Central

11 March 2020

Rogers Place

7 PM MST

TV: Sportsnet West

Radio: 630 CHED

The Oilers play their middle game of their three game home stand looking for two points against a Jets club that’s right on the playoff bubble. If the Oilers can take two points from the Jets, they’ll be one point from those elusive Golden Knights atop the Pacific.

Let’s see what’s cooking.

THREE THINGS TO LOOK FOR

  • Connor McDavid is back from illness. That’s a sigh of relief. McDavid missed Monday’s game against the Blue Jackets, can he be the difference maker in tonight’s game against the Jets?
  • After a pair of 45 save performances from Mikko Koskinen, Mike Smith draws back into the net. Can he pick up his 20th win of the year?
  • THE RACE TO 95: The Oilers have a dozen games remaining in the year. 95 points is a near certainty to get them into the second season. That’s 6-6 or some other combination of twelve points. Can they start that march with two points tonight?

Let’s do this.