News: Nugent-Hopkins had an assist, picked up two penalty minutes and won 18-of-28 faceoff attempts in Tuesday's loss to the Stars.
Impact: Nugent-Hopkins had been rolling offensively earlier in the month, but he's since seen his production slow to a crawl. The assist was his first point in five games, and he's attempted just seven shots during that span.
News: Gordon scored a shorthanded goal and finished plus-1 in Tuesday's loss to Dallas.
Impact: Gordon doesn't produce much offense, but he is good for about one shortie per year. With four goals in 22 games this season, Gordon's well ahead of his typical scoring pace, which says a lot about his offensive abilities.
News: Fasth allowed three goals on 34 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Dallas.
Impact: A pair of Tyler Seguin goals in the second period ended up giving the Stars enough cushion to beat Edmonton, and Fasth can hardly be faulted for being Seguin's latest victim. Nonetheless, he's now taken losses in three straight starts and six out of eight on the season.
News: Gazdic will make his season debut Tuesday versus the Stars, according to the Edmonton Journal.
Impact: Gazdic missed the first month of the season due to a shoulder injury and has been a healthy scratch for the last couple of weeks. His presence in the lineup tonight will be as a deterrent to opposing players from taking cheap shots at the Oilers. Gazdic is a five minute major waiting to happen.