By Greg Dempson
Edmonton Oilers at Montreal Canadiens
The puck drops at 2:00 ET in this Saturday all Canadian match-up. The Edmonton Oilers averaged 2.2 goals and converted on 14% of their power-play chances while Connor McDavid missed almost three months with a broken clavicle.
They’re 5 for 6 with the man advantage in the last two games, and forward Jordan Eberle has three goals with two assists while playing on McDavid’s line this week.
In their last two games they’ve scored 5 and 7 goals, their most recent, a rout of the Senators in Ottawa Thursday night. McDavid has 6 goals and 11 assists this season including two assists in a 4-3 win over Montreal on October 29.
View From Center Ice
· Without Carey Price in goal Montreal has been in a terrible funk, to say the least, as Price has been out since November 25. In their last eight games, Montreal has allowed 4 or more goals in seven of those eight.
· Edmonton and Montreal are 9–3 to the over in their last 12 meetings with their most recent two games resulting in back-to-back scores of 4–3.
· Montreal is 9–2 to the over after allowing 4 goals or more this season
· Edmonton is 7–1 to the over after allowing 2 goals or less in two straight games this season.
· The Canadiens are 14–5 to the over when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
· In the second half of the season the Oilers are 19–10 to the over the past two seasons.
· Montreal is 6–0 to the over after having lost 15 out of 20 this season.
Oilers vs Canadiens Pick
My Every Edge selection on this afternoon contest between the Oilers and Canadiens is on the over at 5.5 goals +115.
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