Someone will probably end up making a GDT soon, but I'm excited for this one.
We have had our fair share of problems against Edmonton. They have dropped some games in some truly ridiculous fashion. The Hawks aren't as slow and old any longer, and I think that will prove to be big playing against a speed team. Taylor Hall being out due to suspension also will help. Let's make it 19.
Speaking of netminders, I'm presuming Crawford will be in net even on the second of a back-to-back due to two off days ahead after tonight. I'll guess Crawford goes tonight and at St. Louis Thursday. Emery will probably start Friday against Columbus.
Stay out of the box and the Oilers are not a threat. They can't score 5v5 (16 goals in 17 games). They may not even be a threat with our PK as good as it is, but it's best not to push your luck. Hall being out is a game changer. Play smart and this is a win.