Oilers Gameday-@Winnipeg: Jetting Into Manitoba

Oilers Gameday-@Winnipeg: Jetting Into Manitoba

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Oilers Gameday-@Winnipeg: Jetting Into Manitoba

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(We know this is late!)

It may be cold in Edmonton but as of late the Oilers have been one of the hottest teams in the NHL.

The orange and blue come into their tilt with the Jets tonight riding a four game win streak and a whooping of the Colorado Avalanche to the tune of a 6-2 win.

Ken Hitchcock’s boys are currently sitting in the first wildcard spot in the Western Conference and are one point back of 3rd in the Pacific.

On the other side of things, Winnipeg sits one point back of the division lead in the Central and are coming off a 6-3 win over Chicago.

Keys To The Game

Edmonton: Keep Laine in check. This is a dude who has and for the love of all that’s holy don’t let this team score on the Powerplay.

Winnipeg: Let Patrick shoot as much as his heart desires.

Lines

Edmonton:

Alex Chiasson-Connor McDavid-Leon Draisaitl

Jujhar Khaira-Ryan Nugent-Hopkins-Jesse Puljujarvi

Milan Lucic-Kyle Broadziak-Zack Kassian

Drake Caggiula-Ryan Spooner-Tobias Rieder

Darnell Nurse-Adam Larsson

Kevin Gravel-Matt Benning

Jason Garrison-Chris Wideman

Winnipeg:

Nikolaj Ehlers-Mark Scheifele-Blake Wheeler

Kyle Connor-Bryan Little-Patrik Laine

Mathieu Perrault-Adam Lowry-Brandon Tanev

Brendan Lemieux-Jack Roslovic-Mason Appleton

Josh Morrissey-Jacob Trouba

Ben Chiarot-Dustin Byfuglien

Dmitry Kulikov-Tyler Myers

Connor Hellebuyck

 

Who To Watch

Edmonton: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was feeling it in Colorado with a two-goal night, I want to see how he keeps it going vs the Jets.

Winnipeg: Be it on the backend or at forward, Dustin Byfuglien is always a game changer for the Jets, #33 can always impact things.

Other Notes

Rogers Place only being ranked #66 of the 111 areas in the Big Four when it comes to food safety reports via ESPN.com is a tad bit concerning……at least they didn’t have any mice or birds flying around the food like some venues did!

 

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