Tonight, the Oiler pictured above returns to the lineup – Gilbert Brule. Colin Fraser is out (foot). I expect a tough game tonight for the Oilers, even though the Wild are on a slump of their own (2-7-1 in the last 10). The Oilers haven’t won a game since March 5th, which makes that 10 straight games without a win (0-7-3). Yikes.
In other news not specific to the game, the Oilers have signed UNB LWer Hunter Tremblay. I’d expect that to be depth for the Barons. The Fourth Period has the photo shoot of Taylor Hall up here.
The Wild have won all the matches between these two teams so far this season (four). Why stop now? And in case you were worried that the 30th place spot was in jeopardy at all, Khabibulin gets the start.
Prediction: 5-1 Wild