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Oilersnation Everyday: Looking for a win in Carolina
2 months ago
The Edmonton Oilers four-game road trip continues tonight in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Oilers will go head-to-head against the Carolina Hurricanes, the odds-on favourite to make the Stanley Cup final from the Eastern Conference at the start of the season.
Much like the Oilers, the season didn’t start ideally for Carolina. However, they managed to get back on track quickly and now have a 7-3-0 record in their last ten games. Most recently, they beat the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday 4-2, with two goals coming from Seth Jarvis.
Edmonton is still looking for its first win on this road trip. They had 2-0 leads versus the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Florida Panthers in their previous two games but couldn’t close out their competition.
Head Coach Kris Knoblauch has gone to the blender with his lines for tonight. Leon Draisaitl has been elevated to the first line with Connor McDavid, resulting in Connor Brown’s demoted to the fourth. Additionally, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will centre the second line with Evander Kane and Zach Hyman on his wings. There have been changes to the blueline, too, with Cody Ceci rotating on the bottom pair with Vincent Desharnais alongside Philip Broberg. Between the pipes, it looks like Stuart Skinner will get the nod over Calvin Pickard.
What do you think about these lineup decisions? Head over to the Oilersnation YouTube Channel and leave your questions comments and concerns in the Finning/CAT YouTube live chat throughout the show.
Finally, to add a little more fun to a gloomy day in Edmonton, Liam will have his guess the Oiler game which could result in you winning a prize.
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