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GAME THREAD: Game 44/56 Edmonton Oilers vs. Montréal Canadiens

Oilers try to solve Canadiens tonight

Edmonton Oilers v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images

Edmonton Oilers (26-15-2, 3rd in North) vs

Montréal Canadiens (19-14-9, 4th in North)

19 April 2021

Rogers Place


TV: Sportsnet West

Radio: 630 CHED

SB Nation Opponent: Eyes On The Prize


  • On the surface, it looks like these are two clubs going in different directions. The Canadiens haven’t scored a whole lot of goals, while the Oilers just shutout Winnipeg on Saturday night. The Oilers can’t get lulled into a false sense of security though. Montréal has scored 3 or more goals just once in their last seven. Will the trend continue for the Habs?
  • Ryan Nugent-Hopkins could be back before too long, but with the top line stacked it gives another chance to Gaetan Haas at 2C. It’s been five weeks since Haas scored a goal, why not tonight?
  • Mike Smith goes for number 16 in the win column tonight. Sure, why not?