Edmonton Oilers (0-1)
Winnipeg Jets (1-0)
21 May 2021
7 PM MST
TV: CBC, Sportsnet
Radio: 630 CHED
SB Nation Opponent: Arctic Ice Hockey
It’s only game two of this best-of-seven series with the Jets, but the Oilers need a win tonight. Heading to Winnipeg with a split is critical; games 3 and 4 are played on back-to-back nights on Sunday / Monday. The Oilers also don’t want to put themselves in a position needing four wins in the next five games. Let’s not go down that pathway. Let’s go down a different pathway, one where the Oilers head to Winnipeg with a 1-1 split.
Oilers shuffle top six to start:— Jack Michaels (@EdmontonJack) May 22, 2021
THREE THINGS TO LOOK FOR
- START ME UP - Oilers would do well to avoid a slow start tonight. The Oilers didn’t have a shot in Wednesday’s game until Tyson Barrie had one nearly nine minutes into the first.
- After missing game one, the Jets are due to get Pierre-Luc Dubois back from injury. The Jets are still missing Nikolaj Ehlers, but Dubois is a big help to a team that was missing two on Wednesday night.
- Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl were both held without a point in Wednesday night’s loss. That can’t possibly happen again tonight. Look for 97 and 29 to find the scoresheet tonight, else there’s likely a-trouble brewin’.
It’s go time for the Oilers tonight. Win one and you head to Winnipeg feeling fine. Going down 0-2? Let’s not.