Edmonton Oilers (2-5-0) at Pittsburgh Penguins (5-3-1)
|Date & Time||Tuesday October 24, 2017, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -151 / Edmonton Oilers +137 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Edmonton Oilers continue their road swing with a stop to face the Pittsburgh Penguins in Tuesday NHL action.
The Edmonton Oilers look for their third win when the team takes the ice at the Pittsbugh Penguins. Edmonton fell to 2-5 on the season after a 2-1 defeat at the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday afternoon.
Philadelphia jumped to an early lead when Claude Giroux scored on the power play at just 3:36 of the opening period. The Oilers evened the score at 15:37 of the second period on an unassisted tally by Patrick Maroon. Wayne Simmonds scored the winner for Philadelphia with 2:15 remaining.
Simmonds also added an assist to help Brian Elliott up his record to 4-1 with a 23 save performance. Edmonton received 22 saves from goalie Cam Talbot who fell to 2-4 with little support to work with.
The Pittsburgh Penguins look to get back in the win column when the Edmonton Oilers come to town Tuesday. Pittsburgh saw their opportunity at a four game winning streak come to a resounding end in a 7-1 loss at the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Nothing went favorably for the Penguins with both ends of the ice struggling with Jake Guentzel scoring at 18:18 in the third on the power play while Antti Niemi was charged with all seven goals on 33 shots to absorb the loss.
The explosive Tampa Bay attack received a pair of goals from Nikita Kucherov with Steven Stamkos, Yanni Gourd, Brayden Point, Anton Stralman and Mikhail Sergachev all scoring. Stamkos also added a trio of helpers and Andrei Vasilevskiy brushed aside 31 shots for the Lightning.
Oilers are 0-5 in their last 5 vs. Metropolitan and under is 4-0 in Oilers last 4 road games and Oilers are 0-4 in their last 4 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game. Over is 4-0 in Penguins last 4 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game and Penguins are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and over is 5-0 in Penguins last 5 overall. Oilers are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings and Oilers are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Pittsburgh.
The Penguins were dominated and quite honestly embarassed last time out so for now I expect a rebound...