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GAME THREAD: Edmonton Oilers @ Florida Panthers

Oilers on a two game slide, can anyone stop a puck?

Edmonton Oilers v Tampa Bay Lightning Photo by Mark LoMoglio/NHLI via Getty Images

Edmonton Oilers (28-20-3, 3rd, Pacific)

Florida Panthers (35-12-5), 1st, Atlantic

26 February 2022

FLA Live Arena

10:30 AM MT

TV: Sportsnet

Radio: 630 CHED

SB Nation Opponent: Litter Box Cats

Edmonton looks to snap their two game losing streak as they take on the Panthers. Can the Oilers keep afloat against the Eastern Conference’s elite?


  • The Oilers need to get a strong effort in net. The Oilers played a solid road game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night, but goaltending was their Achilles’ heel in a 5-3 loss. There’s little room for error in today’s game against the Panthers, who lead the league averaging over four goals per game.
  • The Oilers will need points from their top talent. Connor McDavid (4-5-9 in his last five) and Leon Draisaitl (2-6-8) will need to find the scoresheet in today’s matinee if the Oilers look to snap their two game losing streak.
  • The Panthers are coming off a two game skid of their own: The Panthers are first in the league in wins and points, but they’re coming off losses against Columbus and Nashville in the past week. The last time Florida had a two game losing streak, they peeled off four wins in a row.

A win today brings the Oilers to within one point of third place. Let’s get at ‘er.