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#Oilers @ #Leafs tonight. PLUS: The goals are coming, Tippett baffled, Matthews might miss out, Kassian, the PP, Barrie interview, and MORE!

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Edmonton Oilers v Toronto Maple Leafs Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images

Morning, folks!

It’s GAMEDAY, so you know the drill. See you ALL DAY. I also just don’t have too much to say in advance of this one. The Oilers have an opportunity to move to 0.500 for the first time since G2 tonight in Toronto against a Leafs outfit that might be without Auston Matthews.

That’s obviously good news for the Oilers, perhaps especially so, now that Devin Shore has proven capable of keeping John Tavares and William Nylander in his back pocket all night.

The Oilers won’t have to worry about those Tavares minutes as long as Devin Shore is on the case, is what I’m saying. They’ll just have to worry about their two MVPs winning minutes against the animated corpse of Jason Spezza and other favorable matchups.

I like their chances.

(Chances are they shit in their pants now that I dared to believe in them.)

Time will tell.


Oh, almost forgot. Don’t be this person. Don’t think like this person. Just don’t:

The Goals Are Coming (Copper and Blue)

Hot Links: Thursday, January 21 (Copper and Blue)

Oilers Stump Leafs In 3-1 Win (Copper and Blue)

Edmonton Oilers: Dave Tippett Sounds Off On Bad Hockey Games (OOW)

Oilers’ Tippett: It ‘Baffles Me’ To Have Offense Questioned After Win (TS)

OILERS NOTEBOOK: Devin Shore Making Good Impression Early In Season (ES)

Connor McDavid Has The Maple Leafs’ Number And Needs To Keep It That Way (THW)

Leafs Star Auston Matthews Misses Practice Ahead Of Rematch With Oilers (CBC)

Edmonton Oilers: It Might Be Time To Drop Zack Kassian To Third Line (OOW)

Oilers Missing Klefbom And Neal On Power Play (THW)

Oilers’ Tyson Barrie Reflects On His Season With Maple Leafs (SN)

JONES: Oilers Dealing With More Than One Opponent On Road (ES)

‘Boring’ Game Results In Solid Effort For Oilers (TOR)

A Step In The Right Direction (ON)

In The Eye Of The Beholder (ON)

Neither Rhyme Nor Reason (LT)

Lowetide: Why Oilers’ Kailer Yamamoto is the real deal (TA)