Dud on dud
The Oilers started their journey of wonder with an exceptional 5-3 loss. Woot.
On the other side of the coin, the Wild have lost 8 straight, their latest being against Nashville, 2-1, in a shootout.
The Oilers have a win against the Wild.
CAN THIS BE TURNAROUND DAY?
Hemsky is a game time decision. If he comes in, Hordichuk will be likely coming out.
Plante suffered a concussion off that hit from Weise. He's out. Teubert draws in.
My hunch is Dubnyk starts. Nothing more than a hunch.
Glorious Prediction - Oilers fans point to this day, sipping from the glory of making the playoffs, as the day everything turned around. Oilers use this 6-0 drubbing of the Wild to propel themselves through this road trip and into superstardom.
Realistic Prediction - We score a point on the powerplay - Eberle is in on the goal and so is the Nuge. Heatley scores in the dying seconds of the game. Oilers still win 3-2, just this time, in OT.
ELPH Prediction - Oilers fans, drunken and dazed, point to this date as the day they truly drafted Ryan Murray. The Oilers can't even put down the 8 times winless Wild and lose a trap filled hockey fest 4-1. Of course, Eberle scores.