After winning the final two games of their recent road trip, the Oilers will look to make it three in a row tonight as they return to home ice to take on the Arizona Coyotes. While the Oilers weren’t the better team on Saturday in Pittsburgh, they found a way to get two points and that’s really all that matters at the end of the day. Tonight, they will go up against a Coyotes team that is currently firing on all cylinders. The ‘Yotes are 7-2-1 in their last ten games and have won three of their last four.
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This will be another tough test for Edmonton and considering the fact that they’re currently sitting atop the division and are going to be contending for a playoff spot this season, these divisional games are massive. Every single game against a Pacific Division opponent should be treated as a must-win.
Head Coach Dave Tippett is also throwing his forward lines into the blender ahead of this game and will go away from Mike Smith between the pipes after the veteran was sensational Saturday. I went through all the lineup changes, the decision to go with Koskinen, and more in today’s Pre-Game Podcast!
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