Edmonton Oilers (6-3-1)
Minnestoa Wild (6-3-2)
7 PM MST
TV: Sportsnet West, Sportsnet Oilers
Radio: 630 CHED
Zack Kassian would score his first goal of the season to get the Oilers on the board, it was Connor McDavid who would score his eighth of the season to put it away by a 2-1 margin in OT. Since clunking out to an 0-2 start, the Oilers are 6-1-1 in their last eight. That’s not too bad at all.
The Oilers look to keep the good times rolling with a visit from Minnesota. A win tonight would put them atop the Pacific Division for the time. Go ahead, re-read that last one.
Let’s go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
Leon did a great job of getting the puck over...
That’s Connor McDavid on Leon Draisaitl’s set up that led to Sunday’s overtime winner in Chicago. Incredibly, the goal is McDavid’s first OT winner since joining the Oilers. It is his eighth goal and seventeenth point of the young season.
The Wild are saying
"We've been fortunate enough to mount a comeback, but eventually that's going to catch up to you...you don't score on those power plays — that's a point we need to take advantage of." — Zach Parise pic.twitter.com/r1LxPYm1CH— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) October 30, 2018
That’s Zach Parise after Minnesota’s 5-2 loss to the Canucks last night.
The Wild’s loss to Vancouver put a stop to a five game win streak.
HAVE SOME OF THIS
- Jason Gregor reports that Ty Rattie will resume skating with the club, he’ll be a little bit longer before he’s able to play. Who comes out for Rattie when he’s ready to go? More importantly, when the hell does Jesse Puljujarvi get back in?
- “ACCOUNTABILITY”: Ryan Strome has zero points in ten games, and just thirteen shots over that time.
- NET GAINS: Devan Dubnyk was in the net for Minnestoa’s 5-2 loss at the hands of the Canucks last night (?!), expect Alex Stalock to get the nod (1-1-0, .879SV%, 3.45 GAA). Cam Talbot is likely to play in his tenth contest of the year (5-3-1, .909SV% / 2.67 GAA)
- FUN FACT: Zach Parise is averaging a point per game in eleven games for Minnesota (3-8-11)
- Special teams: Edmonton PP 11th overall (9/36, 25%) / PK 20th overall (25/33, 75.8%) Minnesota PP 26th overall (5/36, 13.9%) PK 7th overall (41/48, 85.4%)
- SICK BAY: Andrej Sekera (ankle) is out indefinitely. Ty Rattie (middle body) is still out for at least a few days. For the Wild, Matt Hendricks (leg) is out.