Embarking on their first road trip of this young season, the Oilers look for consecutive victory number three tonight in Minnesota.
Let’s take a look at what’s brewing.
Edmonton Oilers @ Minnesota Wild – Game 3
14 OCT 2010 – 6:30 MST / 8:30 EST
Lines courtesy oilers.nhl.com
Penner – Gagner – Hemsky
Hall – Horcoff – Eberle
Paajarvi – Cogliano – Brule
Jones – Fraser – Stortini
Gilbert – Whitney
Foster – Smid
Peckham – Vandermeer
Gone Puck Wild is the Fansided.com Home of the Minnesota Wild
Things to look for:
- Edmonton is looking for their first win in Minnesota since…well, a while ago. Minnesota has defeated the Oilers thirteen consecutive times in Minnesota. That’s one hell of a monkey on Edmonton’s back, but it should also serve as a pretty decent motivator for the third win in three games. Minnesota is looking for their first win on the sesaon.
- Khabibulin has been a difference maker so far, and he’ll be counted on once again tonight. Khabibulin has saved 63 of 65 total shots this season, good for a save percentage just a whisker under 97%.
- Looking for the defence to make a statement tonight. Team is allowing an average of over 32 shots per game over the past two, and Khabibulin’s play has been all but flawless so far. Here’s hoping that TONIGHT, the defence can give Minnesota’s forwards a run for their money.
- Niklas Backstrom will be in the pipes for Minnesota tonight, and former Oiler Kyle Brodziak will be the centreman for Minnesota’s fourth line.
Enjoy the game, and GOILERS.