Cult of Hockey Game Day: The Edmonton Oilers again go with Mikko Koskinen in the 2nd of back-to-back road games


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Cult of Hockey Game Day #5

Edmonton Oilers (4-0-0) at Vegas Golden Knights (1-2-0)

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8:00 PM MT

The 4-0 Edmonton Oilers meet up with a banged-up Vegas Golden Knights club tonight in Sin City, for their 1st tilt of the season.

Here’s what Dave Tippet will likely roll with, as he monitors some “bumps and bruises” on the roster.

Players italicized are un-confirmed starters:

Projected Oilers Lineup


Hyman – McDavid – Puljujarvi

Nurse – Barrie

Nugent-Hopkins – Draisaitl – Yamamoto

Keith – Ceci

Foegele – Ryan – Kassian

Russell – Bouchard

Benson – Shore – Sceviour

Scratches – Skinner (back-up), Koekkoek, Perlini, Turris.

Short Shifts…

-The Vegas Knights are 1-2-0 to start the year. They will be without D Alec Martinez tonight, who is out day-to-day. Mattias Janmark will make his season debut after a time on COVID-19 protocol. Max Pacioretty is expected to be out 6-weeks with a broken bone in his foot. F Mark Stone is out day-to-day with a lower body issue. G Robin Lehner is at 3.41 GAA and .909 SV% 3 games into the young season. He made 35 saves in a 3-1 loss to St. Louis on Wednesday.