The Edmonton Oilers head to the midwest for a showdown with the Minnesota Wild tonight. Puck-drop is scheduled to take place at 8pm EST from the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
Both teams come into this matchup hoping for better results than what they have showed this season. Both had lofty expectations entering the season but so far, haven’t seen the same production.
Edmonton enters this game with a record of 13-10, right in the middle of the Pacific Division while the Wild are 10-9-2, right in the middle of the central Division.
There is some real star power between these two teams as Connor McDavid and Kirill Kaprizov will be on the ice. These two are some of the top goal scorers in the league and always seem to put on a show. They are true game changers and will make this game a must watch for any hockey fan.
Edmonton has averaged 3.36 goals per game while allowing 3.55 goals on average to opponents. The Wild are scoring only 2.9 goals per game and are allowing the same average, 2.9. This should be a closely contested game throughout and could be a defensive battle.
Prediction: Minnesota Wild 3, Edmonton Oilers 2
I like the Wild to win this game. They have a great home-ice advantage and will use to it their full display today to grab the win tonight.