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GAME THREAD: Game 27/56 - Edmonton Oilers vs. Ottawa Senators

Edmonton looks to keep rolling after Saturday night’s comeback win..

Calgary Flames v Edmonton Oilers Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images


Edmonton Oilers (15-11-0, 3rd in North Division)


Ottawa Senators (9-17-1, 7th in North Division)

Where & When

Monday, March 8, 2021

Rogers Place

Edmonton, AB, Canada

7:00 PM MST

Watch & Listen

TV - Sportsnet West

Stream - Sportsnet Now

Radio - 630 CHED

SBN Counterpart: Silver Seven Sens

Perfection is on the line tonight as the Oilers and their 4-0-0 record against Ottawa welcome those same, apparently surging, Senators to Rogers Place for their fifth meeting of the season.

Edmonton is fresh off a strong third period en route to a comeback win over their most hated rivals, the Calgary Flames, on Saturday while Ottawa is fresh off of beating those exact same losers 4-3 in OT just last night.

Mikko Koskinen (7-9-0, 0.897 SV%) will return to the crease for the Oilers while Matt Murray (7-11-1, 0.885 SV%) is projected to go for Ottawa despite starting last night.

Silver Surging?

Ottawa appears to be less of a joke today than they were in weeks past. Edmonton seems to be thinking the same thing, opting to keep Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, and Kailer Yamamoto together for tonight’s game after their — admittedly, excellent — performance in the third period Saturday night.

Who’s on Third Line?

Josh Archibald will miss out through injury. No word just yet on who will draw in for him on the third line. Dominik Kahun was an extra in yesterday’s practice but his status remains up in the air. Maybe that’s Joakim Nygard’s music? Tyler Ennis will make his return to the lineup tonight but not on L3, as he’s slated to skate to the left of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jesse Puljujarvi on the new-look second line.

I Like Big Butts

That’s our boy, Jesse Puljujarvi, talking about using his assets to create space in the trenches. Love that guy.

Make it Make Sense

Sure, OK, I’m with you.

OK, great. Good identification.

But then why is Jesse Puljujarvi, their most consistent guy at getting to the net, missing out on top unit PP time in favor of Alex Chiasson, a guy they barely play in any other circumstance?!

Square that for me.