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Shaky Oilers look to bounce back against the Golden Knights

Here is Edmonton's projected lineup for tonight's game in Vegas.

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On Thursday, the Oilers lost by a score of 5-1 to the Los Angeles Kings. Tonight, they look to bounce back in Vegas with a much needed win.

Mike Smith will once again get the start in front of the Oilers' net after letting in 5 goals on Thursday. Koskinen will be his backup.

Patrick Russell will make his way back into Edmonton's lineup as he replaces Joakim Nygard on the 3rd offensive line. Nygard is set to be a healthy scratch tonight.

The rest of the Oilers' line combinations and defensive pairings should look identical to the ones that hit the ice in Los Angeles earlier this week.

Here is Edmonton's projected lineup for tonight's game against the Vegas Golden Knights according to NHL.com correspondent Danny Webster:

Forwards:

Leon Draisaitl - Connor McDavid - Zack Kassian

Jujhar Khaira - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - James Neal

Patrick Russell - Riley Sheahan - Josh Archibald

Markus Granlund - Gaetan Haas - Alex Chiasson

Defensemen:

Darnell Nurse - Ethan Bear

Oscar Klefbom - Caleb Jones

Kris Russell - Adam Larsson

Goaltenders:

Mike Smith

Mikko Koskinen

Joakim Nygard and Sam Gagner are set to be healthy scratches while Matt Benning and Brandon Manning are still out with injuries.