Edmonton Oilers (17-11-0, 3rd in North Division)
Ottawa Senators (9-19-1, 7th in North Division)
Where & When
Friday, March 12, 2021
Edmonton, AB, Canada
7:00 PM MST
Watch & Listen
TV - Sportsnet West
Stream - Sportsnet Now
Radio - 630 CHED
SBN Counterpart: Silver Seven Sens
The Edmonton Oilers welcome the Ottawa Senators back to Rogers Place for the last time this season, and look to keep rolling after scoring a converted touchdown’s worth when they last met on Wednesday night.
First and foremost, please join me in congratulating our main man, Jeff Chapman, on the birth of his son Bowie:
so please say hello to Bowie, he's our first round draft pick (and about 3 weeks early, to boot). he's good, mom is good and unsurprisingly, everyone is tired. i know he's too young for words but i swear he tried to say "tikkanen" twice already. pic.twitter.com/CFmpdg3Cv4— Jeff Chapman (@NewWaveOil) March 12, 2021
Keep your eyes peeled a few years down the line, prospect people.
Can’t Bear It
"I would not move Ethan Bear. That's crazy talk." - Friedman on with Stauffer— Perro de Vikingo (@akaRCN) March 12, 2021
The rumor mill has been churning them out recently and Ethan Bear’s name has taken more than a few laps lately. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman joined Oilers Now’s Bob Stauffer to hopefully talk some sense into a man who is apparently fine with dealing a young, cost-controlled RHD who succeeded in top pair minutes last year.
Missed that K. Russell wasn’t on the ice this morning - Jones goes in for him, Tippett says he’s day to day.— Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) March 12, 2021
Well, it took an injury but at least Caleb Jones is back in. Unfortunately for Evan Bouchard, though, William Lagesson will keep his place:
Tippett with a chat with Bouchard at the end of skate. Looks to be out again tonight as a healthy scratch. Tap on the pads as it ends. pic.twitter.com/9wcMzKMDK9— Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) March 12, 2021
Look, I like Lagesson fine enough, and last game the numbers were quite kind to him when I checked at the second intermission. But he’s riding a 110+ PDO right now, on the ice for 6 goals for and only 2 against — good for 75% GF% — with an xGF% of only 49.46%.
I’d have them both in every night myself, but if Tippett isn’t going to do that then it’s hard for me to love seeing Lagesson take some of Bouchard’s reps away.
Run It Back
Oilers at morning skate:— Reid Wilkins (@ReidWilkins) March 12, 2021
Same forward setup as last game. Devin Shore and Pat Russell retain their places while Dominik Kahun continues to miss out. I get the sentiment behind keeping a winning team together. I also believe in dressing your best players.