DUCKS (32-37-10) at OILERS (34-34-9)
10 p.m. ET; SN1, CITY, SNE, SNO, SNW, PRIME, NHL.TV
The Edmonton Oilers will attempt to gain ground in the race for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference when they host the Anaheim Ducks at Rogers Place on Saturday.
Edmonton is eight points behind the Colorado Avalanche for the second wild card with five games remaining. Mikko Koskinen will start in goal for the Oilers, who are 6-4-2 this month.
Anaheim is seventh in the Pacific Division and has been eliminated from playoff contention. The Ducks are playing the second of back-to-back games after losing 6-1 at the Calgary Flames on Friday.
John Gibson will start in goal for the Ducks after Ryan Miller played in Calgary.
Players to watch
Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg has 14 points (seven goals, seven assists) in his past 14 games.
Oilers center Connor McDavid has 32 points (nine goals, 23 assists) in his past 17 games. He is second in the NHL in scoring with 114 points (40 goals, 74 assists) in 73 games.
They said it
"It's been good. We have some young guys up right now, and all the older guys are helping us out right. You're trying to learn something new every day." -- Ducks rookie forward Sam Steel
"We're just going to try and play the same way as we did last game, I thought we played really well, and we just have to find a way to close those games out." -- Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl
Ducks projected lineup
Rickard Rakell -- Devin Shore -- Jakob Silfverberg
Daniel Sprong -- Adam Henrique -- Corey Perry
Kiefer Sherwood -- Sam Steel -- Sam Carrick
Max Jones -- Derek Grant -- Carter Rowney
Hampus Lindholm -- Jacob Larsson
Cam Fowler -- Andy Welinski
Jaycob Megna -- Korbinian Holzer
Scratched: Chase De Leo
Injured: Ondrej Kase (shoulder), Chad Johnson (head), Brendan Guhle (upper body), Ryan Kesler (hip), Nick Ritchie (upper body), Ryan Getzlaf (upper body), Josh Manson (upper body), Troy Terry (lower body)
Oilers projected lineup
Leon Draisaitl -- Connor McDavid -- Zack Kassian
Joseph Gambardella -- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins -- Alex Chiasson
Tobias Rieder -- Colby Cave -- Sam Gagner
Milan Lucic -- Kyle Brodziak -- Jujhar Khaira
Oscar Klefbom -- Adam Larsson
Darnell Nurse -- Kris Russell
Andrej Sekera -- Matt Benning
Scratched: Kevin Gravel, Ty Rattie, Alexander Petrovic, Brad Malone, Josh Currie
Injured: Jesse Puljujarvi (lower body)
Terry sustained a lower-body injury against Calgary and won't play. The Ducks recalled Carrick and De Leo from San Diego of the American Hockey League … Khaira will return after missing the past five games with a foot injury.
Steel has five points (three goals, two assists) in his past four games … Draisaitl has 35 points (15 goals, 20 assists) in his past 22 games. Nugent-Hopkins has seven points (six goals, one assist) in his past six games.