The NHL is back in action today as the Edmonton Oilers will clash with their Western Canadian rivals, Vancouver Canucks
Edmonton fell 4-1 to Colorado on the road Wednesday night in their previous contest. And on the other side, Vancouver has suffered an 8-6 loss on the road against Pittsburgh Wednesday night in their last contest.
Edmonton Oilers Form
The Oilers lost their last game against the Avalanche on the road. Mikko Koskinen did his best to keep Edmonton in the game, stopping 46 shots as the Oilers were outshot by a 50-20 margin.
Also, they are heading into this game with one point more than the Oilers. At the time of writing, the Oilers are losing 4-2 in the game against the Canucks. Therefore, this game will be an opportunity for them for a rematch.
On the offensive side of the game, the Oilers score an average of 3.11 goals per game so far this season. And that record is enough for the 13th spot in the league in scoring.
On the defensive side of the game, the Oilers concede an average of 2.81 goals per game. Therefore, this record is enough for the 7th spot in the league in scoring.
Vancouver Canucks Form
The Canucks are a good team this season. However, they fell short in the game against Pittsburgh. Also, the Canucks entered Saturday night fifth in the Pacific Division, two points behind Vegas for the final guaranteed playoff spot in the division. Also, they are seven points behind Edmonton for the division lead.
At the time of writing, the Canucks have a 4-2 lead of the Oilers and they can close the gap for the top spot.
On the offensive side of the game, the Canucks score an average of 3.15 goals per game. And that is enough for the 12th spot in the league in scoring.
On the defensive side of the game, the Canucks concede an average of 3.00 goals per game. And this record is enough for the 15th best defence in the league.
The Oilers are a good team this season. Also, they have shown some offensive potential in the games so far. However, the Canucks are the better all-round team. They are playing at home at Rogers Place. Therefore, I expect a win for Vancouver in this Western Canada derby game.
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