Well, if you’ve been hiding out from the news, but for some reason only come here for game threads, you might not know that Taylor Hall has been shut down for the season and will undergo shoulder surgery. But you likely already know this.
The Oilers will face the Stars tonight for their 4th and final meeting. The Stars have cleaned up this series so far, winning 3-1 most recently, as well as 4-1 in the other two games. The Oilers have been on a tear as of late though, winning 13 out of a possible 20 points in their last 10 games (including 3 loser points). The stars have taken 12 points in that same span (all wins).
Linus Omark, Chris Vande Velde, Theo Peckham, and Cam Barker are your healthy scratches for tonight. Devan Dubnyk gets the start again.
OILERS LINES (Per Dan Tencer)
Jones – Nugent-Hopkins – Eberle
Hartikainen – Gagner – Hemsky
Smyth – Horcoff – Petrell
Hordichuk – Belanger – Eager
Smid – Petry
Whitney – Schultz
Sutton – Potter