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NHL: 3 things to know for Sunday night

01/04/2015 01:48 EST | Updated 03/06/2015 05:59 EST
The Senators will try to grasp an elusive winning streak, third overall draft pick Leon Draisaitl has been reassigned and the Edmonton Oilers face another tough test. 

Here are three things to know:

Elusive win streak at stake

The Lightning (24-12-4) and the Ottawa Senators (16-14-7) split their games this season in Tampa Bay. 

Ottawa returns home to the Canadian Tire Centre before starting a four-game road trip on Tuesday. They are coming off a 3-2 overtime matinee win in Boston on Saturday. 

A win against Tampa Bay, another divisional rival, will give the team their first three-game winning streak in months. The last significant streak ran from Oct. 11-18, when they won four in a row. They have not strung together more than two consecutive victories since. 

Fortunately, the Senators have won five of their last six against the Lightning at home. Tampa Bay will be looking to rebound following a 6-3 Friday night loss at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins. 

The Senators will have their work cut out for them, as the Lightning lead the league with an average of 3.22 goals a game. Hopefully Ottawa can counter any offensive attack with forward Bobby Ryan's recent scoring streak. He netted the past two game-winners and is also enjoying a three-game point streak. 

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Draisaitl assigned to CHL

Following a lot of speculation over the past week, the Edmonton Oilers confirmed that they were sending last year's third overall draft pick Leon Draisaitl down to the CHL. 

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The 19-year-old has played in more than nine games this season, so the move means that the Oilers have burned his first year entry-level contract. 

Oilers look for two points

The Edmonton Oilers (8-22-9) are undefeated in regulation in their last three games. Each game needed extra time to be resolved, so it could be argued things are looking up for the team. 

Despite earning a point in the past two losses, they will hope to claim that additional point when they host the New York Islanders (26-11-1). 

The Islanders are a tall order for the bottom dwelling Oilers. New York is only two points behind the first place Montreal Canadiens in the Eastern conference. 

The Oilers confirmed they will likely get help from newly acquired Rob Klinkhammer.

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