Edmonton Oilers (29-17-2, 2nd in North Division)
Calgary Flames (13-22-4, 7th in North Division)
Where & When
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Edmonton, AB, Canada
8:00 PM MST
Watch & Listen
TV - Sportsnet West / HNIC
Stream - Sportsnet Now
Radio - 630 CHED
SBN Counterpart: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Good evening, folks!
Tonight marks the last Battle of Alberta of the 2021 season, with the host Edmonton Oilers looking for a rebound result after suffering a couple of tough losses in a row at the hands of the visiting Calgary Flames.
McLeoder for the People in the Back
Oilers vs Flames:— Bob Stauffer (@Bob_Stauffer) May 1, 2021
That’s right, folks, Ryan McLeod will make his debut in the Oilers top six after a tidy start to his NHL career that’s seen him post a 56.24% xGF% since his arrival. His two linemates tonight, Jesse Puljujarvi and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, are sitting at 55.44% and 55.23%, respectively, and should provide the young man with a nice platform for succeeding tonight. That the Super Line will be ahead of them, presumably drawing the more difficult matchup, should help clear a bit of runway for them, too.
Sure, the picture’s of Ethan Bear, but there is at least some verbal about Evan Bouchard’s existence. That’s reassuring.