Draisaitl, Oilers to host the Islanders
New York Islanders (17-17-6, sixth in the Metropolitan) vs. Edmonton Oilers (23-18-3, fifth in the Pacific)
Edmonton, Alberta; Friday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Leon Draisaitl and Edmonton take on New York. Draisaitl is first in the NHL with 64 points, scoring 33 goals and recording 31 assists.
The Oilers are 12-10-0 at home. Edmonton is ninth in the league averaging 5.7 assists per game, led by Cooper Marody with 1.0.
The Islanders are 8-7-3 on the road. New York averages 9.5 penalty minutes per game, the seventh-most in the Eastern Conference. Zdeno Chara leads the team serving 66 total minutes.
In their last meeting on Jan. 1, New York won 3-2.
TOP PERFORMERS: Draisaitl leads the Oilers with 64 points, scoring 33 goals and collecting 31 assists. Connor McDavid has four goals and four assists over the last 10 games for Edmonton.
Mathew Barzal leads the Islanders with 29 points, scoring 11 goals and registering 18 assists. Brock Nelson has 10 points over the last 10 games for New York.
LAST 10 GAMES: Oilers: 5-4-1, averaging 2.9 goals, 5.3 assists, three penalties and 6.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game with an .885 save percentage.
Islanders: 6-4-0, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.6 assists, 2.7 penalties and 6.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game with a .916 save percentage.
INJURIES: Oilers: Duncan Keith: day to day (upper body), Kyle Turris: out (covid-19), Mikko Koskinen: out (health protocols).
Islanders: Sebastian Aho: out (covid-19).