Coming off just their second regulation loss of the season, the Edmonton Oilers will return to home ice tonight. Their opponent will be the red-hot Washington Capitals who are currently on a four-game winning streak.
After being shutout twice in a row… would you split up McDavid & Draisaitl?
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The Oilers have now gone over 150 minutes without a goal and that has fans concerned. Their bottom-six has been unproductive all season and now, their big guns have cooled off. It’s slightly concerning. The Capitals have been scoring like crazy lately and a lot of that is due to the production of John Carlson, who currently leads the NHL in scoring with 20 points.
The schedule has been rather kind to the Oilers through ten games but that is not the case tonight. The Capitals are a very high-powered hockey team and will provide a very be a very difficult test. If you’re looking for some silver lining heading into this matchup consider the fact that the Capitals are near the bottom of the NHL in terms of 5v5 goals against and their starting goaltender Brayden Holtby has struggled this season.
Today’s podcast features everything you need to know about tonight’s matchup, audio from Connor McDavid and Sam Gagner, and the bet of the game. #FadeYaremchuk.
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