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GAME THREAD - 2021 Preseason Game #1: Edmonton Oilers @ Calgary Flames

Preseason action gets underway with a Battle of Alberta

Edmonton Oilers v Carolina Hurricanes
Tyler Benson: Roster Hopeful
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Edmonton Oilers

@ Calgary Flames

Preseason Game #1

Scotiabank Saddledome

Calgary, Alberta

26 September 2021

7 PM


Listen: 630 CHED


The Oilers’ preseason kicks off tonight as the club heads to Calgary for the Battle of Alberta. What can we expect? Let’s take a look at the projected lines and see what’s cooking.

  • CONDORS LINE: All eyes tonight ought to be on Edmonton’s first line of Tyler Benson, Ryan McLeod and Cooper Marody. Ryan McLeod has the most experience among the trio and seems to be a good shot at making the club at 4C, but Tyler Benson and Cooper Marody are also looking to become full time Oilers this season. With Calgary icing a (mostly) veteran lineup tonight, keep your eyes on the “Condors line” tonight.
  • ON BLUE: The pairing of Slater Koekkoek and Evan Bouchard just might be the third pair to start the season for the Oilers. Philip Broberg and Filip Berglund will pair up as will Phil Kemp and William Lagesson
  • IN GOAL: Stuart Skinner and Ilya Konovalov are likely to split time in tonight’s game.