2021-12-08
Minnesota Wild
Edmonton Oilers
League : NHL

Edmonton Oilers vs Minnesota Wild Prediction & Preview



 

 

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The Minnesota Wild will go on the road and take on the Edmonton Oilers. The Wild have a record of 17-6-1. The Oilers have a record of 16-7-0.

 

Wild Win Six Straight

Minnesota has been on fire, winning six games in a row. They were -110 favorites in their last game and they won 4-3 in a shootout against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Marcus Foligno, Mats Zuccarello, and Jordan Greenway each scored a goal. Cam Talbot stopped 39 out of 42 shots faced.

 

The Wild have been very good on offense this season. Minnesota has scored three goals or more in nine straight games. They rank third in goals per game, sixth in shots per game, sixth in shooting %, and sixth in scoring efficiency ratio. Kirill Kaprizov leads the team with 29 points. He has at least one point in eight out of the last nine games. Kaprizov is tied for fifth in points in the league.

Defense and goaltending have been decent for Minnesota. They rank 17th in goals against per game, 13th in shots against per game, and 22nd in opponent shooting % and save %. Cam Talbot has a record of 13-5-0 with a 2.71 GAA and a .915 SV%. Kaapo Kahkonen has a record of 4-1-1 with a 2.87 GAA and a .895 SV%.

 

Oilers Lose Two Straight Games

Edmonton was a -210 favorite in their last game and they lost 5-1 against the Los Angeles Kings. Darnell Nurse scored Edmonton’s lone goal. Mikko Koskinen allowed five goals on 40 shots faced.

 

Putting the puck in the net has not been a problem for Edmonton this season. They have scored three goals or more in six out of the last 10 games. Edmonton ranks fourth in goals per game, 16th in shots per game, second in shooting %, and eighth in scoring efficiency ratio. Leon Draisaitl leads the league with 43 points. Connor McDavid is second in the league with 42 points.

The defense has been poor but goaltending has been average for the Oilers. The team ranks 20th in goals against per game, 30th in shots against per game, and 12th in opponent shooting % and save %. Mikko Koskinen has a record of 12-3-0 with a 2.97 GAA and a .911 SV%.







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