Edmonton Oilers (25-29-6) at Nashville Predators(36-23-5)6 p.m. TV: Sportsnet, Radio: 630 CHEDSUSPENDEDThis will be the second game of Connor McDavid’s suspension. He received two games for head contact on New York Islander Nick Leddy last week. This will be the third game in four that he has missed as he also had the flu last week.FIRST GOALJosh Currie scored the first goal of his NHL career Saturday against Anaheim. The AHL call up is getting a chance to show if he can provide some secondary scoring in Edmonton. He’s had three straight seasons of 20 or more goals in the AHL.HOMECOMINGSam Gagner has two goals in four games since returning to Edmonton and is providing the Oilers exactly what they were looking for when they re-acquired him. He likes to shoot the puck, which is what they need right now. He spent most of the season in the AHL but he looks like at home in the NHL right now.PREDATORSThe Predators are 5-4-1 in their last 10 games as they prepare for the playoffs. They have been running hot and cold the last few weeks. They should be in an intense mood after losing 5-0 to the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday.POWER PLAYHard to believe with all of their talent but the Predators have the worst power play in the NHL. They are operating at just under 13 per cent with the man advantage despite having 10 players on the team with 10 or more goals this season.BIG MATCHColby Cave vs Ryan HartmanThe Oilers have two or three players at the top end of their lineup who can go head to head with most teams in the NHL, but where they are lacking is farther down the lineup, where secondary scoring has been almost non-existent. The Predators, meanwhile, have 10 players in double-digit scoring this season, including a third-liner like Hartman who has 10. So it is incumbent on Edmonton’s depth players to contribute something to the cause. Edmonton’s third line connected once against Anaheim and will need to at least saw off with their Nashville counterparts.SPECIAL TEAMSEdmontonpower play: 9th (22.1%)penalty kill: 30th (75.5%)Nashvillepower play: 31st (12.6%)Penalty kill: 13th (80.8%)OILERS LINESTobias Rieder Leon Draisaitl Alex ChiassonSam Gagner Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Zack KassianMilan Lucic Colby Cave Josh CurrieBrad Malone Kyle Brodziak Ty RattieOscar Klefbom Adam LarssonDarnell Nurse Kris RussellAndrej Sekera Matt BenningMikko KoskinenAnthony StolarzNASHVILLEFilip Forsberg Ryan Johansen Kevin FialaCalle Jarnkrok Kyle Turris Viktor ArvidssonBrian Boyle Nick Bonino Ryan HartmanCody McLeod Colton Sissons Rocco GrimaldiRoman Josi Ryan EllisMattias Ekholm PK SubbanDan Hamhuis Matt IrwinPekke RinneJuuse SarosINJURIESNASHVILLEZac Rinaldo, Craig SmithEDMONTONJujhar Khaira, Jessi Pujljuarvi, Connor McDavid (suspended)Oil Spills podcast: Trade deadline approaches with Edmonton Oilers in sell modeThe Edmonton Oilers are indeed sellers for the 2019 NHL trade deadline coming up on Feb. 25. They dealt goalie Cam Talbot to the Philadelphia Flyers for Anthony Stolarz in order to clear salary cap room for defenceman Andrej Sekera, who returned to the Oilers lineup from injury.But can the Oilers under interim general manager Keith Gretzky reasonably do much else besides give players away for middling draft picks to try to clear salary off the books?Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Google Play or Soundcloud. You can also listen via the player below.