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Oilers at Lightning Preview and GDT: McDavid and friends are in town for an afternoon tilt

Nov 13, 2023; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid (97) celebrates his goal with center Leon Draisaitl (29) during the third period against the New York Islanders at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Game #18 Edmonton Oilers (5-9-1) at Tampa Bay Lightning (7-6-4)
Time: 4:00 PM EST
Location: Amalie Arena
Broadcast/Streaming: BSSUN, ESPN+,

Opponent’s Site: Edmonton Oilers


After losing to the San Jose Sharks, and sacking their head coach, the Oilers come into town on a bit of a roll. They’ve won three straight (one of those was under Jay Woodcroft before he was let go) and have finally remembered that keeping the puck out of the net helps as much as putting it into the net. Lets face it, they were bound to turn it around at some point as their underlying numbers weren’t as bad as their actual numbers.

As always, the key will be to contain Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl and make their complimentary players beat you. That could be a tough task for the Lightning considering they to have had a shaky relationship with allowing goals. It will be even tougher considering their best defensive forward, Anthony Cirelli, will be out due to the injury he suffered in the game in Chicago. He is, as we all are, day-to-day.

With Cirelli out, Coke Koepke, who was recalled earlier today, will make his season debut for the Lightning. Austin Watson will also draw into the line-up.

Stats Match-up

Game #18Tampa Bay LightningEdmonton Oilers
Overall Record7-6-45-9-1
Home Record4-2-23-4-1
Road Record3-4-22-5-0
Goals For5743
Goals Against6155
Power Play30.4%25.0%
Penalty Kill83.7%74.1%


Tampa Bay Lightning Projected Lines

Brandon Hagel – Brayden Point – Nikita Kucherov
Steven Stamkos – Nick Paul – Alex BarrĂ©-Boulet
Tanner Jeannot – Tyler Motte – Michael Eyssimont
Cole Koepke – Luke Glendening – Austin Watson

Victor Hedman – Nick Perbix
Mikhail Sergachev – Erik Cernak
Calvin de Haan – Darren Raddysh

Jonas Johansson
Matt Tomkins

Edmonton Oilers Projected Lines

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – Connor McDavid – Connor Brown

Evander Kain – Leon Draisaitl – Zach Hyman

Warren Foegele – Ryan McLeod – Derek Ryan

Adam Erne – James Hamblin – Sam Gagner


Darnell Nurse – Cody Ceci

Mattias Ekholm – Evan Bouchard

Brett Kulak – Vincent Desharnies


Stuart Skinner
Calvin Pickard

Question of the Night

Can the Bolts start a winning streak?

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