Flyers at Oilers 10/16/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 10/15/2019 at 11:58 PM ET

Flyers at Oilers 10/16/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions

The Flyers get to continue their visit to Canada in this game. The Flyers are heading not far away from Calgary, the place they played on Tuesday night to face the Oilers. What is impressive is how well the Flyers have been able to play on the season so far. The downside is to open the road trip for the Flyers they ended up getting a loss in the game to the Canucks.

Travis Konecny is the player who has been able to lead the Flyers in the scoring department with 3 goals and 3 assist on the year so far. Carter Hart has been the starter in all the games so far for the Flyers and he has allowed 1.62 goals a game, but saved 93.8% of the shots sent towards him. The backup goalie and most likely starter in this game is Brian Elliott who has been able to play good in the past and should be able to continue to play good in this game.

Edmonton sits in first place in the Pacific, but the Oilers are coming into this game after losing a game to the Blackhawks. Granted, the loss was one that was a little bit shocking as the Blackhawks have really struggled on both sides of the puck, but also the loss is surprising in the fact that the Blackhawks managed to shut down the prolific Oilers offense to only a single goal.

James Neal is the leading goal scorer for the Oilers with 8 goals on the year. Leon Draisaitl is the player who has managed to get 8 assist on the year with 12 points overall for the Oilers. Mike Smith, the wiley veteran is the goalie who has won most of the games for the Oilers this year with 3, but has allowed only 2.51 goals a game, but ha saved 91.7% of the shots sent towards him.

The Oilers are looking to bounce back in this game and most likely will face the Flyers backup goalie. Look for the Oilers to have a good game here, but the offense has cooled off quite a bit and that will lead to the Oilers getting the chance to bring their defense to the ice in this game to shine and it will with Smith in net. Final Score Prediction, Edmonton Oilers win 4-2.

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