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GAME THREAD: Game 38/56 Edmonton Oilers vs. Calgary Flames

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Oilers host Flames in latest chapter of the Battle of Alberta

Winnipeg Jets v Calgary Flames Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images

Edmonton Oilers (22-14-1, 3rd in North) vs

Calgary Flames (16-18-3, 5th in North)

02 April 2021

Rogers Place

7 PM MST

TV: Sportsnet West, Sportsnet Pacific

Radio: 630 CHED

SB Nation Opponent: Matchsticks and Gasoline

The Oilers had a terrible game against the Canadiens in Montréal on Tuesday. The best way for them to move on would be to just take it to the Flames tonight. Let’s get it on.

THREE THINGS TO LOOK FOR

  • The Flames are going with David Rittich Jacob Markstrom in net. Edmonton had had good success against Rittich Markstrom this year, chasing him the last time he appeared in net against the Oilers on February 20th. scoring seven in his last appearance. Can the Oilers get under his collar early tonight?
  • Caleb Jones is back in the lineup for the first time since mid-March. He’s on a pair with Ethan Bear. Maybe he gets more than the nine minutes and change he had on March 18th versus the Jets.
  • Connor McDavid (and the rest of the Oilers) went without a point in Tuesday’s loss to the Canadiens. McDavid is teamed with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jesse Puljujarvi up top tonight, can that line make any noise on the scoresheet?

This is a game the Oilers should win and they should win soundly. Let’s go.