It’s a battle for the top spot in the Pacific Division tonight at Rogers Place as the Vegas Golden Knights roll into town. The Oilers have won four of their last five games but haven’t looked great in the process, being outshot in four of those five games. Vegas has won eight of their last ten, including a big win over the Calgary Flames last night. Vegas is 7-3 in the second half of back-to-back games this season and considering that they now have two number one goaltenders, it’s easy to see why they’ve been so difficult to beat as of late.
This is going to be a pressure-filled game. It should have a playoff-like feel to it and I’m excited to see how the Oilers respond to that kind of pressure, considering they haven’t had too many games like this over the last few seasons. The fact that they haven’t had a complete 60 minute effort in a while, the way they start tonight’s game will say a lot about them.
Lineup notes, stats, and more in today’s Pre Game Podcast (pres. by YEG Burger)! You can download it right here in the article or by heading to Apple, Spotify, or Google Play!