The Edmonton Oilers will go after their fourth straight win Tuesday night when they host the Buffalo Sabres at Rogers Place.
The Sabres have only 12 wins in 47 games this season but are coming off a 2-1 overtime win in Calgary on Monday. The Oilers, who are trying to keep their slim playoff hopes alive, aren’t taking the Sabres lightly.
“We were obviously beaten by them in their building,” said head coach Todd McLellan. “Jack Eichel, Ristolainen, Okposo — I thought those players were dangerous last night when they played against Calgary.”
“They have a lot of ways they can hurt you. Their power play has been hot lately,” said goaltender Cam Talbot.
The Oilers are 0-2-1 in their last three meetings against the Sabres, including a lifeless 3-1 loss in Buffalo on Nov. 24.
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Anton Slepyshev will play his first game since Jan. 6, coming in for Mike Cammalleri. The Oilers expected lineup is:
Maroon – McDavid – Caggiula
Lucic – Draisaitl – Puljujarvi
Khaira – Strome – Slepyshev
Pakarinen – Letestu – Kassian
Nurse – Larsson
Klefbom – Benning
Russell – Sekera
The Oilers and Sabres are on 630 CHED with the Face-off Show at 5:30 p.m. The game starts at 7 p.m.
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