After kicking off their road trip with a victory, the Edmonton Oilers head to the Staples Center to take on Todd McLellan and the LA Kings. Tonight represents a great opportunity to grab another two points as they face a team that is undoubtedly going through a rebuilding period. Still, Todd McLellan has them playing some pretty good hockey as of late and they’ve won three of their last four games.
Benning not playing. Likely miss 2-3 games. Larsson slides in with Russell for his first game since opening night. Blueline depth in Edmonton the best it has been in a long time. #Oilers
— Jason Gregor (@JasonGregor) November 21, 2019
The Oilers will be getting a boost tonight as Adam Larsson is expected to draw back into the lineup after breaking his foot in their season opener. The team’s blueline hasn’t been an issue thanks to the emergence of Ethan Bear but any time you can get a legitimate top-four defenseman back into the lineup, it’s a massive positive. Depth scoring was an issue early on and even that is starting to improve with Jujhar Khaira and Markus Granlund both finding the back of the net in their win over San Jose.
Edmonton is starting to roll with points in eight of their last ten games. They’ll look to keep that going tonight and I get you set for the game with stats, storylines, and more in the Pre Game Podcast (pres. by YEG Burger).
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