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Oilers @ Avs: Refuel for the Home Stretch

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The Oilers (22-40-13) visit the Avalanche (35-28-12) for the final time of the year.

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Seven games to go.

After holding on through a shaky third period against the league's worst team, the Avs still have a faint hope for the playoffs at 82 points. While unlikely, if the Avs can win out, it would put them at 96 points, a total that typically makes the playoffs. In order to make the playoffs, the Avs would need the Jets to go 2-3-1 in their final six as well as have the Stars lose at least one game and have either Calgary or LA to win no more than three of their final six and seven respectively. It's a tall order. But maybe just maybe it could happen. One thing is for sure: the Avs can't afford to lose any more games, especially to teams like the Oilers.

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NOTES

- There's a slight possibility that defenseman Erik Johnson will return to the line-up Monday night. If he does, he would likely take Redmond's place in the line-up.

- Ryan O'Reilly is on a career high seven game point streak.

- If Jarome Iginla can get four more goals this season, he'll hit 30 goals for the 13th time in his career.

GAME INFO

Game time: 7pm, MT

TV: ALT