Oilers at Canadians 2/3/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions

By: Mike |

Last Updated: 08/08/2019 at 9:09 AM ET

On Sunday, the Edmonton Oilers will play the second half of a back to back when they visit the Montreal Canadians. Edmonton plays the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday before heading to Montreal. The Oilers lost to Detroit in their most recent outing 3-2. Leon Draisaitl and Matthew Benning scored in the loss for Edmonton.

The Canadians will also be playing the second half of a back to back after playing the New Jersey Devils on Saturday. Montreal won its most recent outing 2-1 at home over the Arizona Coyotes. Mike Reilly scored during the third period to give the Canadians the win. Carey Price stopped 30 shots as the Canadians won by the minimum.

Connor McDavid leads the Oilers in goals with 29, in assists with 44 and points with 73. Goalie Mikko Koskinen is 13-8-1 with a goals against average of 2.69 and save percentage of .915. Edmonton on the season is 22nd in goals scored per game at 2.82 and 24th in goals against per game at 3.26.

Brendan Gallagher leads the Canadians in goals scored with 19. Max Domi is the assists leader with 28 and points leader with 44. Goalie Carey Price is 20-13-4 with a goals against of 2.56 and a save percentage of .915. Montreal is 15th in goals scored per game at 2.98 and 12th in goals against at 2.92.

Edmonton may not being playing well overall, but the Oilers play well in Montreal winning 6 of the last 7 visits to Montreal and 8 of the last 10 overall against the Canadians. Montreal has won just 5 of its last 17 when playing on zero days rest. Final Score Prediction, Edmonton Oilers win 3-2

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