I am comfortable declaring our Game Two strange start time of 2:30pm MT a success. Tonight at 7pm MT we return to the friendly confines of the night time start but the not so friendly confines of the Dallas “Not Reunion Arena” area. The Oilers find themselves in a tough spot (if not one we have seen before) being down 2-0 going into Game Three. The boys were lifted by the first goal of the series in the early goings of the 3rd period before eventually getting beat on a giveaway in their zone in OT. A new game and the comeback starts tonight.

About 15 minutes prior to game time, the stream will be live here:

The Jerseys:

You asked and so we are going to leave our nightly jersey match up, to you fans on our social media and so stay tuned to that.
Here are today’s choices:

The Lineups:

You gave me the honour (and the curse haha) of setting the lineups for the boys on a nightly basis, and so I will. Tonight’s lineups:
Mikko Koskinen will return to his net. I am on the fence between sliding up Yam to the top line. Can’t decide. Game time decision.

The Forwards:

Ennis – McDavid – Kassian
RNH – NeonLeon – Yam
AA – Sheahan – Archibald
Neal – Haas – Nygard

The Defence:

Klef – Larsson
Nurse – Bear
Jones – Green

The Netminder:


The Winners:

Every single game day, we give away entries into draws to win prizes announced during #NationHappyHour.

Speaking of Nation Happy Hour, the rest of the series schedule.

The Other Series:

I have taken some time in the past to write a big article wrapping all the other series.

Nation Playoff Sim – Round Two Recap and Third Round Schedule

Now with only two series going on, and then with only one more remaining… I figured I will just include recaps here.

Metropolitan 1 Seed – Washington Capitals vs Wild Card 2 Seed – New York Islanders:

Game Two TBD

The Wrap: 
The weirdness of the lower seeds winning both games continues. The hero is Anders Lee with a monster two goals and an assist performance. Holtby found himself on the bench before the game was 25 minutes old. Rough starts for both home teams in these WCF and ECF games. We will see how they both bounce back.

Now, does anyone have any score predictions for today’s game?