It seems like the two teams that never shoot play each other every other night. The Preds aren't good, even Barry Trotz admits that. The Oilers, much as they have since Chris Pronger was traded for magic beans, get curb stomped at even strength.
Expected Line Combinations
Ales Hemsky- -
- - Nail Yakupov
Ladislav Smid - Jeff Petry
Justin Schultz - Nick Schultz
Scratches: Lennart Petrell, Ryan Whitney, Theo Peckham
By The Numbers
Edmonton's expected lineup has scored 1177 career goals. 32% of those have been scored by Ryan Smyth.
Edmonton has dropped to 27th in Fenwick close at 44.8. Last season Edmonton finished the season with a 48.1 Fenwick close. Edmonton is worse, significantly worse this season at even strength.
Edmonton's special teams are keeping games close - the Oilers STE of 105.4 is 4th in the league.