Dallas Stars @ Edmonton Oilers
06 FEB 2013 – 8:00 MST
TAYLOR HALL / MARK ARCOBELLO / JORDAN EBERLE
NAIL YAKUPOV / SAM GAGNER / ALES HEMSKY
DARCY HORDICHUK / RYAN SMYTH / LENNART PETRELL
TEEMU HARTIKAINEN / ANTON LANDER / MAGNUS PAAJARVI
NICK SCHULTZ / JUSTIN SCHULTZ
LADISLAV SMID / JEFF PETRY
RYAN WHITNEY / COREY POTTER
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Deep breaths, people.
- Take a good look at those centres, because those are the centres that will be playing in tonight’s game against Dallas. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is out with what’s being called a shoulder issue, but he’s expected to play on Saturday night against Detroit. I am not confident in any shoulder issue being resolved in two days, but that’s what’s being banked on.
- Back to those centres. Arcobello will play between Hall and Eberle in an attempt to spark some of that magic that went down in Oklahoma City during the lockout. Arcobello will also be playing in his first NHL game tonight, and Hall / Eberle are good company to have on your maiden voyage. Sam Gagner will remain on the line with Hemsky and Yakupov. Ryan Smyth is going to centre the line with Hordichuk and Petrell (do we call this the third line? Fourth line? I’m so confused). The aptly named Nordic Line will remain intact. Deep breaths.
- Mark Fistric will not play in tonight’s game after suffering a back injury from missing a check in Monday’s game versus Vancouver. Ryan Whitney is back on third pair.
- Jaromir Jagr is Dallas’ top active scorer. Jagr has six points (2-4-6) in nine games. Ray Whitney also has six points, but is on injured reserve with a lower body injury.
- Devan Dubnyk will get his tenth consecutive start. Like the Oilers, Dubnyk is 4-3-2 with a .925 SV% and a 2.56 GAA. Dallas will likely go with goaltender Kari Lehtonen, who sports nearly identical stats at 4-2-1, .925 SV% and 2.53 GAA.
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