Bits And Pieces - Oilers @ Wild Preview

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.

Gentlemen, do I have at least three numbers right? *HONK*

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

Khabibulin

Deslauriers

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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.

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