EDMONTON, AB - Tuesday's Oilers game carries with it the storyline of two brothers facing off for opposing NHL franchises. For the home team, the Oilers, Ryan Strome will lace up the skates to play against his younger brother Dylan, who plays for the visiting Arizona Coyotes.
Dylan was recalled from the American Hockey League's Tucson Roadrunners on Sunday, after the forward scored eight goals and recorded 18 assists in 15 games.
This is not the first time the two have played each other in the NHL. Dylan and his Coyotes lost to Ryan's New York Islanders last season 3-2. The older brother got the better of the younger, with Ryan scoring a goal that game.
"I've played nine games in this league, about to play my 10th and two are against my brother," Dylan told Arizona reporters on Monday. "It's funny how that works out. It's something you dream about as a kid. You dream of playing on the same line or playing against them, which is pretty special. I've played against him once and he got the better of us. Hopefully we can change it around tomorrow."
Dylan has played two games this season for Arizona, registering no points. Ryan is beginning to settle into his new home in Edmonton, and has a goal and two assists in his last three games.