Game Two Preview: Oilers @ Predators




Game: Edmonton Oilers (0-1-0) @ Nashville Predators (1-0-0)

Location: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee

Time: 5:00 PM MT

Where to find it: TV – CITY, FS-TN, Radio – 630 CHED

Edmonton Oilers Preview:

After suffering a tough loss in the first game of the season at the hands of the St. Louis Blues, look for the Oilers to come out strong and bounce back. Oilers Head Coach put the lines in the blender, and are giving Connor McDavid a look alongside Benoit Pouliot and Lauri Korpikoski.

For the Oilers to win tonight, they need to capitalize offensively and start the game strong – two things that didn’t happen during the Blues game. Cam Talbot starts his second game in a row, and had a fantastic debut vs the Blues, stopping 28 of 30 shots in the 3-1 loss.

The otherside:

Nashville also changed its lines at practice following a 2-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday. Calle Jarnkrok moved to the top line with Mike Ribeiro and Filip Forsberg, and James Neal skated with Cody Hodgson and Viktor Arvidsson, who scored his first NHL goal. Rinne, who made 25 saves, is expected to play again for the Predators, who don’t play back-to-back games until Oct. 31- Nov. 1. After two games at home, Nashville begins a three-game road trip Tuesday against the New Jersey Devils. –

Line Combos c/o Daily Faceoff:


Taylor Hall – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – Teddy Purcell
Benoit Pouliot – Connor McDavid – Lauri Korpikoski
Anton Slepyshev – Anton Lander – Nail Yakupov
Matt Hendricks – Mark Letestu – Rob Klinkhammer

Oscar Klefbom – Justin Schultz
Andrej Sekera – Mark Fayne
Andrew Ference – Eric Gryba

Cam Talbot


Filip Forsberg – Mike Ribeiro – James Neal
Colin Wilson – Mike Fisher – Craig Smith
Viktor Arvidsson – Cody Hodgson – Calle Jankrok
Eric Nystrom – Paul Gaustad – Gabriel Bourque

Roman Jose – Shea Weber
Mattias Eklhom – Ryan Ellis
Barret Jackman – Seth Jones

Pekka Rinne

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