Laurent Brossoit will make his third start of the season in goal Saturday night when the Edmonton Oilers host the Colorado Avalanche.
“It’s high,” Brossoit said of his confidence level. “I feel good on an off the ice.”
Brossoit relieved Cam Talbot Wednesday in Anaheim and again Thursday in Denver. He stopped all 22 shots he faced and was the winning goalie against the Avs.
“LB’s played tremendous. He was going to play one of these two games. Anaheim dictated how the second one went on that road trip. Now it’s his turn to play today,” said head coach Todd McLellan.
The Oilers scored five goals in the third period to erase a 4-2 deficit and win 7-4 on Thursday.
“We gotta be ready to go right off the hop. We just weren’t ready to go,” said captain Connor McDavid. “Obviously, there are a few different elements, like the travel the night before. We can make all the excuses we want, but we just weren’t ready to go. We’ll fix that.”
Jujhar Khaira is expected to play after being a scratch for the last eight games. The Oilers projected lineup is:
Maroon – McDavid – Draisaitl
Lucic – Nugent-Hopkins – Eberle
Pouliot – Desharnais – Kassian
Caggiula – Letestu – Khaira
Sekera – Russell
Klefbom – Larsson
Nurse – Benning
Catch the Oilers and Avalanche on 630 CHED with the Face-off Show at 6:30pm. The game starts at 8pm. (jrw)