The Vegas Golden Knights (45-21-6) head to face the Edmonton Oilers (41-23-8) at Rogers Place on Saturday in a clash of teams looking to build on winning runs. Vegas is coming off a 3-2 win over the Flames on Thursday, their third straight win.
The Golden Knights committed only two penalties in the game, yet still conceded a power play goal. Jonathan Marchessault, Michael Amadio, and Nicolas Roy each scored once for the Golden Knights.
Logan Thompson saved an impressive 37 of 39 shots (.948%) in the win. Edmonton won for the fifth straight game, beating the Coyotes 4-3 (OT) on Wednesday. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Connor McDavid both scored twice for the Oilers. Stuart Skinner stopped only 14 of 17 shots (.823%).
HEAD TO HEAD
The Oilers have won both games between the teams this season, including a 4-3 victory in their most recent meeting in January, their third straight win against Vegas.
Leon Draisaitl (2G 0A), Mattias Janmark (1G 1A), and Zach Hyman (0G 2A) each had two points to lead Edmonton. Paul Cotter, William Karlsson, and Keegan Kolesar were on the scoresheet for Vegas. Jack Campbell got the win, saving 27 of 30 shots (.900%).
Vegas is averaging 3.25 goals per game for the season, 15th in the NHL, and they are taking on an Oilers team that is allowing 3.31 goals a game (21st).
Meanwhile, Edmonton has found the net 3.93 times a game on average, first in the league, and the Golden Knights are allowing opponents to score 2.76 goals per game (10th).
The Oilers’ 31.85% power play percentage is the best in the league, while the Golden Knights rank 18th with a conversion rate of 20.56%. In terms of penalty killing, Vegas has the league’s 17th-ranked PK% at 78.95%, while Edmonton is 25th at 75.90%.
Jack Eichel (26G 29A) and Chandler Stephenson (13G 42A) are the top skaters for the Golden Knights this season with 55 points apiece. In the net, Adin Hill (16-7-1) is Vegas’ top goaltender by goals against average.
He has a 2.49 GAA and a .914% save percentage. Thompson (21-13-3) leads the Golden Knights in games played in goal. He has a GAA of 2.65 and a save percentage of .915%.
McDavid leads the Oilers and the league in scoring with 138 points. His 60 goals and 78 assists are both best in the league. Skinner (23-14-4) has the best goals against average for Edmonton at 2.90. He has a save percentage of .910%.
HOME AND AWAY
Vegas is looking for a seventh straight win away from T-Mobile Arena this season. Edmonton is seeking a seventh successive home win this season.
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