After a pair of very impressive victories over the weekend, the Oilers will head to the desert to face a struggling Arizona Coyotes team. While Edmonton has been rolling as of late, with points in nine of their last ten games, the Coyotes have been quite the opposite with just two wins in their last ten. Edmonton has done well against Arizona so far this season grabbing five of a potential six points. In fact, the Oilers have had their number over the last three years with a record of 8-3-2. With a win tonight, they can extend their lead over the Coyotes to five points.
Arizona has been hammered with injuries lately. Tonight, they’ll be without starting goaltender Darcy Kuemper (has been out since Dec.19) and their top defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson. As far as the Oilers lineup is concerned, there are some question marks for tonight with James Neal being questionable and Dave Tippett having not decided if Tyler Benson will make his NHL debut or not. I speculated on how things could play out and dug into some interesting stats surrounding these two teams in today’s Pre Game Podcast (pres. by YEG Burger)!
You can download it right here in the article or by heading to Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Play!