Phoenix Coyotes vs. Edmonton Oilers Pick-Odds-Prediction - 4/4/14
Edmonton Oilers (26-42-9) at Phoenix Coyotes (36-28-13)
NHL Hockey: Friday, April 4, 2014 at 10:00 pm (Jobing.com Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Coyotes -200 / Edmonton Oilers +170 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SportsNet Oilers, FS-Arizona
The Phoenix Coyotes look to solidify their playoff position with the Edmonton Oilers in town.
Edmonton appeared to be poised for one of their biggest wins of the season as they held a 2-0 lead at Anaheim before the home exploded with three late goals to secure a 3-2 victory and move three points ahead of San Jose in the Pacific Division. Corey Perry netted a pair of goals and assisted on Francois Beauchemin's winner with less then 1 1/2 minutes left in regulation. Frederik Andersen picked up the win with a 32 save effort as the Ducks improved to 3-1 versus the Oilers. Jordan Eberle and Philip Larsen scored for the visitors with Viktor Fasth posting 23 stops.
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Phoenix went to Los Angeles looking to improve their postseason position but instead it was the Kings who improved their's following a 4-0 decision on Wednesday. The LAK wrapped up a playoff berth with strong performances at both ends of the ice with Jonathan Quick facing only 17 shots to record shutout number six on the season. Anze Kopitar, Jeff Carter, Tanner Pearson and Drew Doughty found the back of the net with the first three posting assists as well as the red hot Kings improved to 15-4 in the last 19 contests. The Coyotes are fighting for the final playoff spot and are trying to do it without Mike Smith in net who hurt his knee five games ago. In his place Thomas Greiss allowed all four goals on 32 shots.
Edmonton is 5-16 in the last 21 meetings and 2-8 in the last ten visits to Phoenix while the over has gone 18-7-1 in the past 26. Greiss will probably be in goal for the Coyotes but we'll see what the Oilers do and then I'll take stab at this...