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Oilers At Blues Morning Open Thread: Surprising Oilers, McDavid Visit

The Blues end their last homestand before Christmas against an Edmonton squad who are in a playoff position.

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The Edmonton Oilers have been so bad for so long that seeing them in a playoff spot takes a little getting used to. Right now they're 16-2-5 and are 4-3-3 in their last ten. A big chunk of credit for their record goes to Connor McDavid. It's amazing what a guy can do when he's not injured, isn't it? He's netted 12 goals and 27 assists this season; Leon Draisaitl is also contributing in a big way, with 14 goals and 14 assists.

The Blues probably want to forget whatever that was Saturday night against the Blackhawks. Defense optional games aren't fun when you're the team that the defense was most optional for your team. Hopefully tonight will be a different story.

The Blues lost 3-1 in Edmonton earlier this season; will their (mostly) stellar home record help St. Louis even it up against the Oilers? Here's hoping.

This is your morning open thread. Check back later on for a Lighting the Lamp from RIck, your preview, and your GDT. While you're waiting, head over to our friends at The Copper & Blue and see how they're handling their current success.