The Edmonton Oilers hit the road for the first time this season against the top team in the North Division, the Toronto Maple Leafs. All eyes will be on tonight’s nationally televised matchup as it’ll be the first of nine meetings between Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews.
Both these players are always fun to watch as they’re two of the brightest centers currently playing today. Of course, both teams at this point in time are on opposite sides of the spectrum. The Maple Leafs are the cream of the crop so far in the North Division, as they’re 3-1-0 coming off back-to-back wins.
The Oilers, on the other hand, are 1-3-0 and have a few problems already. They were the best team in 2020 when it came to Power Play execution and even though it’s a small sample size, it seems they have forgotten how to make the most of such opportunities. At any rate, it will be a great sight to see McDavid against Matthews in what should hopefully be a close and entertaining game.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
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Edmonton Oilers Projected Lineup (NHL.com)
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins / Connor McDavid / Zack Kassian
Dominik Kahun / Leon Draisaitl / Kailer Yamamoto
Joakim Nygard / Kyle Turris / Jesse Puljujarvi
Josh Archibald / Devin Shore / Alex Chiasson
Darnell Nurse / Ethan Bear
Kris Russell / Tyson Barrie
Slater Koekkoek / Adam Larsson
Tyler Ennis, William Lagesson, Caleb Jones
Mike Smith (undisclosed)
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Toronto Maple Leafs Projected Lineup (NHL.com)
Joe Thornton / Auston Matthews / Mitchell Marner
Jimmy Vesey / John Tavares / William Nylander
Ilya Mikheyev / Alexander Kerfoot / Zach Hyman
Jason Spezza / Wayne Simmonds
Morgan Rielly / TJ Brodie
Jake Muzzin / Justin Holl
Travis Dermott / Zach Bogosian
Rasmus Sandin, Adam Brooks
Nicholas Robertson (lower body)