The Battle of Alberta is upon us! For the first time this season, the Edmonton Oilers hit the road to face the Calgary Flames in what will more than likely be the most talked-about hockey game this weekend. We all remember what happened the last time these two teams met as emotions will be high tonight in the Scotiabank Saddledome.
Even defenseman Tyson Barrie knows that things could get chippy but at the end of the day, it’s all about continuing that winning momentum by the Oilers. They’ve won their last three games and if they were to make it four straight, will undoubtedly help their chances to continue climbing up the North Division.
Hopefully, this is a game that goes in the way of the Oilers as they’re heavily favored to leave this game victorious. Expect to see a handful of penalties, maybe even a fight or two, but in the grand scheme of things, the Oilers have the offense and a capable defense to get the job done tonight. Now it’s all a matter if they can put everything together and focus on the task at hand and not so much what happened last year between these two teams battling for bragging rights.
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Saturday, February 6, 2021
10:00 PM Eastern Time
NHL Network, CBC, SN
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Edmonton Oilers Projected Lineup (NHL.com)
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins / Connor McDavid / Jesse Puljujarvi
Dominik Kahun / Leon Draisaitl / Kailer Yamamoto
James Neal / Kyle Turris / Zack Kassian
Josh Archibald / Gaetan Haas / Devin Shore
Darnell Nurse / Tyson Barrie
William Lagesson / Adam Larsson
Kris Russell / Evan Bouchard
Caleb Jones, Alex Chiasson, Slater Koekkoek
Mike Smith (undisclosed), Ethan Bear (undisclosed)
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Calgary Flames Projected Lineup (NHL.com)
Matthew Tkachuk / Elias Lindholm / Dillon Dube
Johnny Gaudreau / Sean Monahan / Josh Leivo
Andrew Mangiapane / Mikael Backlund / Sam Bennett
Milan Lucic / Byron Froese / Joakim Nordstrom
Mark Giordano / Rasmus Andersson
Noah Hanifin / Christopher Tanev
Juuso Valimaki / Nikita Nesterov
Dominik Simon, Buddy Robinson, Connor Mackey
Derek Ryan (fractured hand)