Nikolai Khabibulin (Dan Nicholas, Wikimedia Commons)
After two home losses in overtime, the Edmonton Oilers play two back-to-back games on the road this weekend in Detroit (Saturday, CBC, 12 p.m.) and Columbus (Sunday, Sportsnet, 4 p.m.).
With Devan Dubnyk playing every game for the Oilers as the goaltender this season, expect Nikolai Khabibulin to get the start Sunday in Columbus.
The Oilers (4-3-3) to start the season are tied for seventh place in the Western Conference with Detroit and Dallas.
The injury woes at center continue for the Oilers. On Friday, the Oilers put Anton Lander on the injury reserve after a foot injury he suffered Wednesday against Dallas and called up Chris VandeVelde from Oklahoma City.
Here are the other events I’ll be watching:
Saturday–World Alpine Skiing Championships–www.cbc.ca–3:00 a.m.–The most significant alpine ski race before the 2014 Olympic Winter Games will take place Saturday from Schladming, Austria with the men’s downhill race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships. 2007 World Championship silver medallist Jan Hudec of Banff, Alberta will start eighth, Ben Thomsen of Windermere, British Columbia, who finished second at a World Cup last year near Sochi, Russia will start 15th, Erik Guay of Quebec City, the defending World Champion will start 16th and Manuel Osborne-Paradis, a three-time World Cup champion, will start 23rd. Dominik Paris of Italy is the current World Cup leader, Klaus Kroell of Austria is the defending World Cup champion and Didier Defago of Switzerland is the defending Olympic champion.