2022-02-21
Minnesota Wild
Edmonton Oilers
League : NHL

Edmonton Oilers vs Minnesota Wild Prediction & Preview



 

 

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Heading into their matchup with the Edmonton Oilers, the Minnesota Wild are 2nd in the Central Division. So far, they have put together a record of 30-13-4. Through 46 games, the Wild are the third-best scoring team in the league, averaging 3.7 goals per game. On defense, they rank 16th, allowing 2.76 goals per contest.

As the Edmonton Oilers host the Wild, they have a record of 27-18-3, placing them 3rd in the Pacific Division. The Oilers come into the matchup playing well, as they have rattled off four straight wins. This streak is part of a larger trend of going 7-2-1 over their last 10 contests. On offense, their 3.3 goals per game place them 11th, while on defense they are allowing 3.06 per night.

 

Minnesota Hopes To Bounce Back From A Loss To Florida

In the season, Minnesota has benefited from the strong play of Kirill Kaprizov who has 61 overall points. In his 45 games, he has contributed 38 assists and 23 goals. Minnesota’s leader in plus-minus rating is Ryan Hartman at +30. So far, he has found the net 19 times. Goalie Cam Talbot has played in 30 games, holding a save percentage of 91%.

 

Minnesota will look to bounce back from a 6-2 loss to the Florida Panthers. In the game, the Panthers found the net three times in the final period. Compared to just one for the Wild. Goalie Cam Talbot had a below-average night, coming up with a save percentage of just 88%.

 

Edmonton Looks To Add To Their Win Streak vs Minnesota

The Edmonton Oilers come into this game with two players who have each logged 68 points. On the season, Leon Draisatil has scored 35 goals and added 33 assists. Tied with him is Connor McDavid with 25 goals and 43 assists. So far, goalie Mikko Koskinen is turning away goals at a rate of 90%.

 

Edmonton will look to continue adding to their win streak after knocking off the Anaheim Ducks by a score of 7-3. Leon Draisaitl led the team with 2 goals on 5 shots. Edmonton had 7 total players log at least 2 points. Goalie, Mike Smith came up with 27 saves on 30 shots.







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