Minnesota Wild vs. Edmonton Oilers
|Date & Time||Tuesday October 22, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)|
Xcel Energy Center
MIN -130 O/U 6
Does Edmonton have what it takes to sit atop the division for the entire year? That is a key question that is being asked in Edmonton right now. The Oilers have been a team that has bounced around most of the years past, but always fell short. This year, the Oilers are looking like a well oiled machine that is a force offensively with the perfect balance when it comes to the defense.
James Neal is the goal leader for the Oilers with a total of 9 goals. The Oilers have relied on Connor McDavid for the assist lead with 12 assist and 17 points total. Mikko Koskinen is the win leader for the Oilers in net with 4 wins. He has allowed only 2.21 goals a game and has saved 93.4% of the shots that has been sent towards him.
The Wild have really had a lot of problems on the year so far in finding the back of the net, but also Dubnyk is having an off year. That has cost the Wild a lot of the wins they should have been able to pick up on the year. That really is becoming problematic for the Wild and definitely is something the Wild need to continue to improve on if they would like to be seen as the powerhouse they have been in the past.
Brad Hunt is the leading goal scorer for the Wild with 3 goals and 5 points total. Ryan Suter is the Wild player when it comes to getting assist on the year with 4 assist. Devan Dubnyk is the goalie who has picked up a win for the Wild so far. He has a 4.18 goals against average, but has saved 87.4% of the shots that he has faced.
With the Wild the team has been able to play decent at times. The downside is their offense when they are able to score is countered by a defense that has not been playing good. The defense for the Wild has had some problems in getting the wins locked down and has allowed a lot of goals that should have been stopped which is making a lot of people doubt how good Dubnyk is now. The Oilers have managed to be a great offensive power and that will continue in this game here as the Oilers are able to bring home a strong offensive win. Final Score Prediction, Edmonton Oilers win 4-1.