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C | Connor McDavid 

LW | Evander Kane 

RW | Kailer Yamamoto 

LD | Darnell Nurse 

RD | Evan Bouchard 

G | Mikko Koskinen 




C | Nick Suzuki 

LW | Artturi Lehkonen 

RW | Tyler Toffoli 

LD | Ben Chiarot 

RD | David Savard 

G | Sam Montembeault 



Two teams at the bottom of the barrel, this match isn’t exactly one of the crème de la crème. Teams that not long ago were seemingly at their peak, are now struggling their way into finishing the season. The Atlantic’s 8th and the Pacific’s 6th, it’s Montreal Canadiens versus the Edmonton Oilers this January 30, at 8 AM PST.  


A little over five months ago, Stanley Cup Final included the Canadiens, merely some wins away from adding a new trophy to shine for their championship collection. Today, they’ve managed to be one of the NHL’s worst teams. Looking at their current record and ranking across the board, one could only wonder what happened to their glory. After losing to the Penguins last December, the Canadiens have already fired their general manager. The previous management didn’t seem to be the only problem though. What’s sadder is that the Canadiens are really trying to pull up this season, but they’re failing abysmally. At least at the bottom of the pile, there’s no way else but up. 


Edmonton Oilers. Similar enough to the Canadiens, the team is scrambling ever since management changed. The Oilers once housed hall of famers, true elites in the NHL. The 80s roster won 5 cups in 7 years but after that generation aged, it was impossible to replace their caliber. Even that of the 90s were still decent, but no longer Gretzky-level elite. In the present-day and against the Canadiens, however, this match seems to be an opportunity for the Oilers to better their scores. 


Nick Suzuki from Montreal seems to be carrying the team being the scoring leader for points, goals, and assists alone, yet that doesn’t mean he’s particularly daunting. In comparison to the records of Edmonton’s Leon Draisaitl for points and goals, and Connor McDavid for assists, his numbers are incredibly overwhelming and inferior. Apart from this, Montreal has five players out at the moment, and they need all the help they can get. Edmonton has two players out but neither are Draisaitl and McDavid and that’s good enough odds against the Canadiens. Safe to say we’re seeing the Oilers win this match without much of a struggle, but we sincerely hope they put up a good fight for a good game. 


8 AM PST, January 30, 2022. Centre Bell, Montreal, Quebec.  

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