The Spokane Chiefs and Edmonton Oil Kings meet for the only time this Western Hockey League season in 20 minutes at the Arena. Edmonton (43-13-2-3) has the best record in the Eastern Conference and has won 13 of its last 15 games. The Oil Kings have two of the top three goalies in the league for save percentage, Tristan Jarry (.934) and Laurent Brossoit (.925). Brossoit is the regular starter and will start tonight. Edmonton also leads the league in power-play percentage (27.6) and killing power plays (90.1 percent).
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