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Mikko Koskinen To Start In Goal Versus Capitals

Koskinen playing for win number 20 on the season as the Oilers are looking to start their five game homestand off with a bang

Edmonton Oilers v Chicago Blackhawks Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images

With the Washington Capitals in town, the Oilers are rolling with Mikko Koskinen in the net tonight.

Koskinen was in goal for Edmonton’s 3-1 loss to the Calgary Flames on Monday night. He’ll get another turn tonight as the Oilers look to close the gap between themselves and the Vegas Golden Knights. Edmonton trails Vegas by four points in the standings, the Oilers have a game in hand. A solid outing by Mikko Koskinen paired with two points for the Oilers tonight will get the Oilers to within one game of Vegas in the Pacific Division standings. With Vegas visiting Buffalo tomorrow, it’s especially important for the Oilers to keep pace in the division.

A win for Koskinen (19-9-3, .904 SV% / 3.05 GAA / 1 SO) will give him 20 on the season.

Join us tonight for our live game thread and a wrap up at the conclusion of Oilers/Caps.