The Edmonton Oilers travel to Smashville to play the Nashville Predators on a Tuesday night. The Predators went to Edmonton in October and lost 1-3. This game, for the Predators, is the first of their back-to-back games. For the Oilers, this is the second of back-to-back games. Puck drops at 7 PM CDT.
Media Coverage in Nashville: 102.5 The Game
Game not on TV in Nashville. So, watch on Justin.tv. It is free and spam-free. You won’t get a virus or anything like that. Here is the link: http://www.justin.tv/ then type in Oilers vs Predators on Tuesday at 6:45 PM CDT
Media Coverage in Edmonton: SNET-W and 630 CHED
Starting Goalies: Pekka Rinne and Devan Dubnyk
Scratches for the Predators: #18 F Niclas Bergfors and #5 F Blake Geoffrion. Injuries: #2 D Teemu Laakso
Scratches for the Oilers: #37 F Lennart Petrell. Injuries: #16 F Darcy Hordichuk (Knee), #6 D Ray Whitney (Knee), #13 D Cam Barker (Ankle), #44 D Corey Potter (Ankle), and #25 D Andy Sutton (Groin)
The Edmonton Oilers are plagued with injuries right now. Edmonton has a lot of youth talent with them that burned Nashville in October. The Edmonton Oilers have a record of 10-7-2 with 22 points. The Oilers are tied for 8th in the Western Conference with the Blues, which is a big improvement from last season. The Oilers play the Dallas Stars in the Big D tonight.
Players to Watch: #4 F Taylor Hall with 14 points, #93 F Ryan Nugent-Hopkins with 19 points, #14 F Jordan Eberle with 17 points, and #94 F Ryan Smith with 19 points.
This game is the last of the Predators’ home stand. The next game is Wednesday night at Minnesota against the Wild. So, the Predators have to win this game. Nashville’s record this season is 10-5-4 and ranked 4th in the Western Conference. Edmonton’s goalies aren’t very strong so you have work Khabibulin side-to-side. Key to winning is hitting these young guns. They are very fast and the D has to slow them up. These Preds need to be physical. Anders Lindback might get a start either Tuesday night against the Oilers or Wednesday night against the Wild. So, keep your eyes open to this blog for news.
Post-Game Stats and Thoughts Coming Tuesday Night at 10 PM CDT