The Edmonton Oilers (9-8-1) play host to the Vegas Golden Knights (8-10-1) on Sunday evening.
The Oilers are on the road at the Calgary Flames on the Thursday evening prior to this game, with their last action before that being a 6-2 win on home-ice against the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday evening, which ended a four-game losing streak.
The Oilers are currently averaging 2.89 Goals per Game, which puts them in 22nd Opposition in the overall NHL standings at present. Defensively they are allowing 3.11 Goals per Game, which puts them down in 20th position overall. On an individual basis, Leon Draisaitl has 11 goals, while Connor McDavid has provided 16 assists.
The Golden Knights have, perhaps not surprisingly, struggled somewhat to replicate last seasonʼs incredible success that surpassed all NHL tipsters predictions.
They have a game on home-ice against the St. Louis Blues on Friday night and had a comprehensive 5-0 win at their T-Mobile Arena against the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night. The Golden Knights biggest issue this season has been a relative lack of goals, with them only averaging 2.53 Goals per Game, which leaves them in a lowly 29th position in the overall standings.
Defensively they are far more impressive, with the Golden Knights only allowing 2.79 Goals per Game, which leaves them in a respectable 10th position overall in the standings. On an individual basis, Jonathan Marchessault has contributed eight goals to date.
The Oilers recent return to winning ways, coupled with home-ice advantage makes them the tips on the Money Line odds in this game.
Pick: Money Line – Edmonton Oilers