As the Oilers longest road trip of the season continues they have a layover in Edmonton so why not squeeze a game in. The Washington Capitals just so happen to be in town. Perfect. Quick stop at home before hitting the road for 2 more games. The Oilers and Caps played one another just 10 days ago so they should be fresh in each other’s minds. Time for the coaching battle to take over and see who can outduel the other. The Capitals won at home 4-2 so the Oilers will be looking exact a little vengeance and take the win streak to 3.
Ovechkin is the man to stop tonight. Through his first 9 games he has 9 goals which is only his second best start in a season. Slacker… Oilers have their own secret weapon. Arcobello! Who dat? Just the Oilers leading scorer thus far in the season. The rookie has tallied 10 assists so far. Time for a goal or two!
The Oilers will need some secondary goal support for the next little while with Hall on the sidelines. For Steve-O’s sake we’ll say that Hemsky isn’t a secondary scorer, but last game Smid, Petry and Jones all tallied so we’ll need more of the same.
TSN tells me that Dubnyk has gone from “who’s cold” to “who’s hot”, so hopefully he can stay there for awhile.