New Jersey Devils vs. Edmonton Oilers
|Date & Time||Thursday October 10, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
Here is a shocking stat for you and that is the fact that the Edmonton Oilers are the best team in the Pacific Division. What is even more telling is the fact that the Oilers have yet to lose a single game on the year and that is going to help them out quite a bit heading into this game here. One improvement the Oilers do need to make is getting their defense to play a little bit better on the year as the wins have been fairly close.
For the Oilers the team has converted to a tune of 28.6% on the power plays, but have managed to get a total of 4.50 goals a game. The defense for the Oilers is good on the penalty kill by killing off 88.9% of the power plays they have faced, but the team has given up a total of 3.50 goals a game on the year.
New Jersey gets to play in back to back games as they play on Wednesday night as well. However, one thing that that Devils have to do is figure out how to play defense if they want to be seen as a team that could actually win a game. The Devils came close to winning their first game of the year, but since that point were absolutely crushed in the second game.
When it comes to the power play the Devils have not converted on any single power play chance. The team has managed to average out to 3 goals a game. Defensively the penalty kill is sitting at 50% on the season, but the Devils are giving up a total of 5.50 goals a game on the year.
The Devils are struggling on the year defensively. That does not bode well for the Devils in this game as the Oilers have a great offense that is able to control the games if they are clicking and so far this year the Oilers are getting along great with the way the team has played and that helps guide the Oilers to a win in this game, but not just any win, a controlling win. Final Score Prediction, Edmonton Oilers win 7-3.