Preview: Devils vs Oilers

Oilers (20-33-6) at Devils (23-21-13)

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Last 10: Oilers (5-4-1), Devils (4-4-3)

Season Series:
The Edmonton Oilers beat the New Jersey Devils in a shootout during their first of two meetings this season back on October 8. The Oilers scored late to tie the game and led to the 5-4 shootout victory.

Oct 7, 2013; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers goaltender Jason Labarbera (1) stops New Jersey Devils forward Damien Brunner (12) on a shoot out attempt at Rexall Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Big Story:
The Devils continue to search for a way to close out games after blowing the lead in the final two minutes in the past three games. The Devils have been playing very well in the first 58-minutes, but they cannot figure out how to close it out with the opposing net empty.

Team Scope:
Oilers: Edmonton is in their final game of a four game road trip. They are riding on a hot streak, winning five of their last six and two straight. They are receiving incredible play from newly acquired goaltender Ben Scrivens, which is giving them some stability in net.

Devils: In a desperate search for offense, the Devils coach Pete DeBoer split up the top producing line of Travis Zajac and Jaromir Jagr. This is a very questionable decision since this is the only line producing at a consistent rate. Jagr was not happy about the change, but we will see how he plays with Andrei Loktionov tonight.

Injury Report: Oilers defenseman Philip Larsen has been placed on IR due to illness. Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov (lower-body) has practiced with the team, but is questionable to return tonight.

Topics: Devils, New Jersey Devils, NHL

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