Edmonton Oilers (27-16-2, 3rd in North) vs
Winnipeg Jets (27-17-3, 2nd in North)
26 April 2021
Bell MTS Place
7 PM MST
TV: Sportsnet West, Sportsnet Oilers
Radio: 630 CHED
The Oilers flew in their hot air balloons to Winnipeg to face off in the first of a two game set.
Let’s see what’s cooking.
Oilers lineup tonight against the Jets:— Tony Brar (@TonyBrarOTV) April 26, 2021
Kahun - McDavid - Puljujärvi
RNH - Draisaitl - Yamamoto
Shore - McLeod - Archibald
Neal - Haas - Chiasson
Nurse - Barrie
Kulikov - Larsson
Jones - Bear
THREE THINGS TO LOOK FOR
- Tonight is Ryan McLeod’s first game in the NHL. He’s the centre on a line with Devin Shore and Josh Archibald. McLeod’s having a fine season in Bakersfield prior to his callup; he averaged a point a game in 28 games (14-14-28). McLeod was the second round selection for the Oilers in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, let’s see if his linemates can keep up tonight.
- Tonight is Dmitry Kulikov’s first game in an Oilers sweater since being acquired at the trade deadline two weeks ago. He’s on a pair with Adam Larsson tonight. I think I’d rather have him with Barrie, but we’ll see how he looks tonight with 6. Other than that, this is probably the optimal defence setup.
- MAKE IT 4: Jesse Puljujarvi has goals in his last three games. Can he make it four in a row?
Let’s get at ‘er.