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GAME THREAD: Edmonton Oilers vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Oilers back home looking to stay perfect this season.

Anaheim Ducks v Edmonton Oilers Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images

Edmonton Oilers (5-0-0) vs

Philadelphia Flyers (2-1-1)

27 October 2021

Rogers Place

8 PM MST

TV: Sportsnet 360, Sportsnet One

Radio: 630 CHED

SB Nation Opponent: Broad Street Hockey

The Oilers are back in Edmonton as they host the Flyers for the first time in over two calendar years. At a perfect 5-0-0, the Oilers look to make it six in a row to start the season off. Can they hold the Flyers at bay

THREE THINGS TO LOOK FOR

  • THREE LINES: The Oilers are keeping McDavid on line one, and Draisaitl on line two. It’s the correct move in my opinion, and they keep two great scoring lines and a third line that’s come together nicely so far this season. No need to make it too difficult, just keep on keeping with what’s been working.
  • HART FOUNDATION: Goaltender Carter Hart burst onto the scene for the Flyers a couple of years ago, but he had a terrible year (.877 SV%) last year. He’s put up some decent numbers to start the season, will the Oilers see the old Carter Hart, or last year’s model?
  • MCDAVID: Simply put, look for Connor McDavid. McDavid took second star honours with eight points in three games last week. He’s got 13 on the season, will we see number 14 tonight? 15? 16?

Another eight o’clock game? Yes. Can the Oilers make it six in a row?