There are no lineup changes tonight and aside from injury, why should there be. The Oilers played one of their best defensive games of the season last night, thanks in large part to Bryzgalov but aside from that, the top three lines are buzzing and the newly created fourth line provided plenty of energy.
Both Mark Arcobello and Ryan Jones were a healthy scratch during the Oilers three game winning streak and after generating scoring chances last night and finding chemistry despite not playing together on a line with Jesse Joensuu, there is no need to break them up.
For the Devan Dubnyk supporters, they may argue the fact that he should be starting in goal tonight based on his shutout of the Blue Jackets on November 19th in Edmonton. But this is now Bryzgalov’s job to lose, at least for the time being after last night’s promising performance.
Interestingly enough, according to Jack Michaels, Bryzgalov has a career record of 10-5 against Columbus, so aside from the shutout in Nashville, you could argue the stats say he’s the right choice.
Sergei Bobrovsky gets the start in goal for the Jackets, the same Bobrovsky that was lit up in Edmonton just ten days ago. Good news for the Oilers or will he stand on his head in seek of redemption?
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