The Edmonton Oilers (30-19-6) and their dominant offense play host to the New York Rangers (32-14-8) and their steadfast defense at Rogers Place on Friday. New York is coming off a high-scoring 6-4 win over the Canucks on Wednesday, their sixth win in a row.
The Rangers committed only two penalties in the game, yet still conceded a power play goal. Mika Zibanejad and Artemi Panarin both scored twice for the Rangers. Igor Shesterkin allowed four goals on 29 shots against (.862%) in the win.
Edmonton fell 5-4 (SO) to the Red Wings on Wednesday. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored twice in regulation to lead the Oilers. Jack Campbell only had 19 saves on 23 shots against (.826%) in the loss.
HEAD TO HEAD
The Oilers won the first meeting between the teams this season, a 4-3 victory in November. Ryan McLeod led Edmonton with three points (0G 3A). Ryan Lindgren led New York with two points (0G 2A). Campbell got the win despite saving only 20 of 23 shots (.869%).
New York is averaging 3.37 goals per game for the season, ninth in the NHL, and they are taking on an Oilers team that is allowing 3.22 goals a game (21st).
Meanwhile, Edmonton has found the net a league-best 3.73 times a game on average and will be looking to overwhelm the Rangers’ stout defense, which is holding opponents to 2.65 goals per game (5th).
The Oilers’ 31.61% power play percentage is the best in the league, while the Rangers rank 14th with a conversion rate of 21.95%. In terms of penalty killing, New York has the league’s 15th-ranked PK% at 80.26%, while Edmonton is 26th at 75.13%.
Panarin and Zibanejad have been the top skaters for the Rangers this season with 62 and 58 points. Panarin is among the league leaders with his 44 assists (9th). In the net, Shesterkin (23-8-7) is New York’s top goaltender. He has a 2.48 GAA and a .916% save percentage.
Connor McDavid leads the Oilers and the league in scoring with 99 points. He has a league-best 42 goals and 57 assists (2nd). Stuart Skinner (13-11-4) has the best goals against average for Edmonton at 2.95. He has a save percentage of .913%.
HOME AND AWAY
New York is 16-5-4 away from home this season. Edmonton is 13-11-4 at Rogers Place this season.
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