The second seed in the Western Conference goes against the No. 7 in the East as the Edmonton Oilers are hosting the Pittsburgh Penguins in Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB on December 1, 2021.
- Edmonton Oilers vs Pittsburgh Penguins
- NHL – Regular season
- Date – 01/12/2021
- Starting time – 10 PM ET
- Venue: Rogers Place, Edmonton, AB
Edmonton Oilers Stats & Form
The Edmonton Oilers are having an excellent season so far as they are second in the Pacific Division and third in the Western Conference with a 15-5-0 record and games less than the Calgary Flames and the Minnesota Wild who are at the top two spots in the conference.
Edmonton has won four of the last five games with the last two on the road.
On Saturday, the Oilers defeated the Vegas Golden Knights by 3-2.
Mikko Koskinen stopped 36 shots and earned his 11th victory tying the NHL’s best for the season. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Zach Hyman and Jesse Puljujarvi scored for the Oilers who were 3-0 up in the second period.
The Oilers are 8-1-0 at home winning the last four. They are first in the Western Conference with 6.6 assists per game, led by Connor McDavid averaging 1.1.
Edmonton Oilers News
The Oilers are coming into tonight’s game after a three-day rest but many players are still recovering from injuries. Alex Stalock, Mike Smith, Oscar Klefbom, Cody Ceci and Slater Koekkoek are all questionable for the game against the Penguins.
Pittsburgh Penguins Stats & Form
The Pittsburgh Penguins has a disappointing start of the season losing 10 of the first 15 games. Since then they went on a five-game winning streak with three shutouts and only two conceded goals. Surprisingly they snapped the run with a 6-3 home loss to the Montreal Canadiens followed by a shootout loss to the Calgary Flames.
Currently, the Penguins are fourth in the Metropolitan Division and seventh in the Eastern Conference with a 10-7-5 record.
Jake Guentzel scored the only goal for Pittsburgh against Calgary who won in the seventh round of the shootout. Tristan Jarry had 31 stops.
The Penguins are 5-2-3 in road games. Pittsburgh averages only 3.0 penalties per game, the least in the Eastern Conference.
Marcus Pettersson leads the Penguins with a plus 10 in 18 games this season. Jake Guentzel has 11 points over the last 10 games for Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh Penguins News
This will be the second of a five-game road trip at the North for the Penguins. After dropping the first one, they will have to step up against the Oilers in order to keep the pace for the playoff spot. The good thing for coach Mike Sullivan is that only two players are unavailable for tonight – Evgeni Malkin and Bryan Rust.
Edmonton Oilers vs Pittsburgh Penguins Head-to-Head Stats
The Pittsburgh Penguins have won eight of the last ten against Edmonton with both of the Oilers’ wins coming after overtime. The last time Edmonton defeated Pittsburgh in regulation was back in 2006. Seven of their last ten matchups have finished under 5.5 goals.
Edmonton Oilers vs Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Odds
The Edmonton Oilers are slight favorites to win this one with the odds set at 121, while the Penguins are at 135. The draw is at 350.
The total goals margin is set at 6 with both ways at -111.
Despite the dominance of Pittsburgh over Edmonton in the previous decade, the Oilers are the better team at the moment. Despite the numerous injuries, the Oilers are still favorites to win against Pittsburgh who is playing their second game of the five-game road trip. The odds for Oilers win are pretty high so it is worth taking the risk. If you prefer playing it safe, then you should try under 6 goals.