Edmonton Oilers (1-1-0 3rd, North) vs
Montreal Canadiens (0-0-1 6th, North)
16 January 2021
5 PM MST
TV: Sportsnet West, Sportsnet East, Sportsnet Pacific
Radio: 630 CHED
SB Nation Opponents: Eyes On The Prize
The Oilers are coming off a 5-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday. A win tonight will give them sole possession of first place in the North Division early on. The Canadiens are looking for their first win after dropping their season opener 5-4 in OT to the Leafs. Can the Oilers make it two in a row with a win tonight?
Today vs MTL:— Jack Michaels (@EdmontonJack) January 16, 2021
Koskinen@Bob_Stauffer & I coming up at 5:15 MT on @630CHED ... no Kassian, he’s celebrating birth of 2nd child (Olivia, 7.7). https://t.co/IGUTNNxqqM
THREE THINGS TO LOOK FOR
- DEUXIÈME LIGNE: The second line for Montréal was where most of the action was on Wednesday night. Josh Anderson had two goals in his first game as a member of the Canadiens. Nick Suzuki had one too. The Oilers are going to need to pay attention to this pair tonight.
BACK IN: Tyler Ennis and Joakim Nygärd are going into the lineup tonight. Here’s hoping they put Ennis back on the third line with Kyle Turris. With both Ennis and Nygärd going in, Jujhar Khaira will be a healthy scratch
along with either Alex Chiasson (probably) or Devin Shore. Zack Kassian is also out as he is celebrating the birth of his second child.
- TEN IN A ROW?: Mikko Koskinen will have his work cut out for him between now and the end of January. The Oilers claimed goaltender Troy Grosenick off waivers from the Kings, and it’ll be two weeks of quarantining before he can appear in a game. Tonight will be Mikko Koskinen’s third start in a row with likely seven more to follow. Can Koskinen string together some solid performances?