Golden Knights bring 3-game win streak into matchup against the Oilers
Vegas Golden Knights (44-21-6, first in the Pacific Division) vs. Edmonton Oilers (41-23-8, third in the Pacific Division)
Edmonton, Alberta; Saturday, 10 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Vegas Golden Knights seek to build upon a three-game win streak with a victory against the Edmonton Oilers.
Edmonton has gone 41-23-8 overall with a 12-6-0 record in Pacific Division games. The Oilers have committed 292 total penalties (4.1 per game) to rank 10th in league play.
Vegas is 10-8-2 against the Pacific Division and 44-21-6 overall. The Golden Knights have gone 19-8-3 in games decided by a single goal.
Saturday’s game is the third time these teams meet this season. The Oilers won 4-3 in overtime in the previous matchup. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins led the Oilers with two goals.
TOP PERFORMERS: Leon Draisaitl has 44 goals and 66 assists for the Oilers. Connor McDavid has eight goals and 12 assists over the last 10 games.
Jack Eichel has 26 goals and 28 assists for the Golden Knights. Ivan Barbashev has four goals and two assists over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Oilers: 8-2-0, averaging 4.6 goals, 7.8 assists, 3.8 penalties and 8.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game.
Golden Knights: 8-2-0, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.5 assists, 3.5 penalties and 11.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.
INJURIES: Oilers: Ryan Murray: out (back), Oscar Klefbom: out (shoulder), Mike Smith: out (undisclosed), Ryan McLeod: day to day (undisclosed).
Golden Knights: William Carrier: out (lower-body), Laurent Brossoit: out (lower body), Robin Lehner: out for season (hip), Nolan Patrick: out (upper body), Mark Stone: out (back), Adin Hill: out (lower body), Nicolas Roy: out (lower body), Keegan Kolesar: out (upper body).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.