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GAME THREAD: Edmonton Oilers vs. Arizona Coyotes

Oilers look for statement win versus Arizona tonight

Edmonton Oilers v Calgary Flames Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images

Edmonton Oilers (36-25-5, 3rd, Pacific)

Arizona Coyotes (20-40-5, 8th, Central)

28 March 2022

Rogers Place

730 PM MT

TV: Sportsnet One, Sportsnet West

Radio: 630 CHED

SB Nation Opponent: Five For Howling

The Oilers are back at home to take on the Arizona Coyotes after a shellacking at the hands of the Calgary Flames this past Saturday. The Oilers look to score early and often against an Arizona team that played in Winnipeg last night. Can the Oilers put two points in the bank?

THREE THINGS TO LOOK FOR

  • The Oilers are looking to rebound after an ugly loss. Edmonton wants to forget all about that 9-5 loss to the Calgary Flames on Saturday, they’ll have the opportunity to do just that with Arizona in town. The Coyotes are on their second game in as many nights, and it’s been a challenging season on all sides of the puck. The Oilers need to press this one, and they need to press it from the moment the puck drops.
  • Josh Archibald is back in the lineup at the expense of Zack Kassian. Archibald will play his first game in nearly two weeks. He’ll replace Zack Kassian, who will be healthy scratched for the first time this season. Archibald averages just seven and a half minutes of ice time per game, he’ll have the opportunity to double that if he takes a regular shift tonight.
  • Connor McDavid has a chance to hit 100 points tonight. McDavid is three points away from 100 on the season. If he succeeds tonight, he’ll have wrapped up the century club in just 66 games.

Oilers could use two points tonight to help create space between themselves and Vegas. Let’s see what they’ve got.