The Edmonton Oilers and the Florida Panthers meet in NHL action from the Amerant Bank Arena on Monday night.
Oilers Have Win Streak Snapped
The Edmonton Oilers come into this one looking to start a new win streak after their 6-4 loss to Tampa Bay last time out. Leon Draisaitl has a team-high 21 points with 6 goals and 15 assists while Evan Bouchard has 16 points and Zach Hyman has 15 points with Bouchard logging 4 goals and 12 assists while Hyman has a team-high 8 goals and 7 assists. Evander Kane also has 15 points with 7 goals and 8 assists while Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins each have 13 points with McDavid logging 4 goals with 9 assists and Nugent-Hopkins logging 10 assists. Jack Campbell has gone 1-4 with a 4.50 GAA and an .873 save percentage in goal for Edmonton while Stuart Skinner is 4-6-1 with a 3.39 GAA and an .873 save percentage this season.
Edmonton Oilers Team Facts
The Oilers have won four of their last five games as underdogs against the Panthers.
The Oilers have covered the puck line in eight of their last nine games as underdogs against Atlantic Division opponents.
The home team has won the third period in each of the Oilers' last four games.
The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Oilers' last eight games against Atlantic Division opponents.
Panthers Take Down Ducks
The Florida Panthers come into this one looking to build on their 2-1 win over Anaheim in their last matchup. Sam Reinhart leads the Panthers in scoring with 24 points including a team-high 13 goals while Aleksander Barkov and Matthew Tkachuk each have 17 points with Barkov logging 6 goals and 11 assists while Tkachuk has a team-high 14 assists. Carter Verhaeghe and Evan Rodrigues each have 13 points with Verhaeghe chipping in 7 goals and 6 assists while Rodrigues has 10 assists. Sergei Bobrovsky has posted a 8-4-1 mark with a 2.63 GAA and .907 save percentage in goal for Florida this season while Anthony Stolarz is 3-1 with a 2.28 GAA and a .917 save percentage this season.
Florida Panthers Team Facts
The Panthers have won each of their last seven games at Amerant Bank Arena against opponents on a winning streak.
The underdogs have covered the puck line in 13 of the Panthers' last 14 games at Amerant Bank Arena.
The Panthers have won the third period in each of their last four games following a road win.
The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Panthers' last six games as favorites.
The Florida Panthers ranks T7th in the league for goals against per game this season (2.71).
The Florida Panthers ranks 26th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (74.07%).
The Edmonton Oilers ranks T29th in the league for goals against per game this season (3.81).
The Edmonton Oilers ranks 28th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (72.58%).
I’m riding with the Panthers here. The Oilers managed to get the win streak with their new coach but took one on the chin last time out getting back to old Oilers habits. And my concern for Edmonton now is that Stuart Skinner is going to get overworked and exhausted and the goalie issues will be front and center once again. Just feels like that coaching change was a band-aid over a bullet wound. Florida’s really turned a corner since their tough start to the year, and getting them at home at a coin flip price is too good to pass on. Give me Florida here.