I think it’s safe to say that the Edmonton Oilers are officially in a slump. They’ve lost three of their last four games and have failed to score more than two goals in each of those three losses. They’re not getting anything from their bottom six but they have been getting exceptional goaltending and that’s been keeping them close in every game.
Tonight, they’ll have a Blue Jackets team that is not only rested but have grabbed points in four of their last five games. Their current situation is pretty much the exact opposite of the Oilers. It’s a tough spot to be in for Edmonton but considering how poorly they’ve been playing as of late, I don’t think very many people are going to cut them any slack if they don’t come out strong tonight in Columbus.
I go through how these two teams lineup, hear from Oilers Head Coach Dave Tippett following another disappointing effort from his team and give you my bet of the game (which is 2-8-3 on the season, so maybe you shouldn’t listen to that part).
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