No word on who the starting goaltender could be. Steve Mason played Friday, stopping 30 of 34 shots in the Blue Jackets' 4-3 overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. In 12 career games against the Avalanche, he's 4-6-2 with a 3.27 goals-against average and .891 save percentage. Sergei Bobrovsky has faced the Avs just twice in his career, going 1-1-0 with a 3.00 GAA and .891 save percentage.
The old saying in hockey is 'weather the storm.' I put the notion in their heads that we don't want to weather the storm, we want to push just as hard and matched their work ethic. I thought our guys exceeded that in the first period.
— Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins after their loss to the Nashville Predators on Thursday