Didn’t we just play these assholes? Hmm, just a few weeks ago, it looks like. The Wild took that one 4-2. I’m hoping for a much better result this time around. I’ve proclaimed Deslauriers the starter in this game in my line-ups (not sure if that will be the case, however) because of the “win and you’re in” concept…. the Oilers lost the last game (surprise, surprise), but Deslauriers definitely deserved the win. I’d like to see him get the nod in net again tonight.
So, the Oilers are winless in their last 5 (with 4 of those games being road games). The Wild have one win in that time frame (vs. the Kings). I don’t expect this to be an epic game, by any means, but it would be nice to see the Oilers finish the season with a bang and remind us all that they do still have a backbone.
Prediction: 3-2 Oilers
Edmonton Oilers Projected Line-Up (subject to change)
Penner Cogliano Linglet
O’Sullivan Pouliot Nilsson
Moreau Horcoff Pisani
Comrie Stortini Jones
Minnesota Wild Projected Line-Up (subject to change)