Edmonton Oilers vs New Jersey Devils: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes
How to Watch – Edmonton Oilers vs New Jersey Devils
Where: Rogers Place, Edmonton
When: Friday, November 8th at 9:00 PM EST
How (TV/Radio): Edmonton TV/Radio: SportsNet Oilers, CHED 630AM. New Jersey TV/Radio: MSG+, WFAN 101.9FM.
Edmonton Oilers sits atop the Pacific Division and ranks second in the Western Conference with 10 wins over their first 16 games of the season.
The Oilers are 5-1-1 at home through their first seven games of the year but have lost two straight games at the Rogers Place heading into their game against the Devils.
The Oilers stands at +1500 to take the Western Conference and +2700 to win the Stanley Cup.
New Jersey Devils
The New Jersey Devils will play their fourth straight road game as they head into Edmonton as winners of the first two games of the road trip over Carolina and Winnipeg.
The Devils have a minus-13 goal differential and have posted just four wins over their first 13 games of the year.
New Jersey Devils sit at +2700 to win the East and +5000 to win the Stanley Cup.
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Edmonton Oilers: Mike Smith and Mikko Koskinen
Smith and Koskinen are sharing time between the pipes for the Oilers as both players have started at least eight games on the year.
- Smith leads the team with a 93.1% save percentage and is tied with Koskinen with five wins on the young season.
- Smith has allowed 2.12 goals per game, with Koskinen not far behind with a 2.46 GAA.
- Smith is responsible for the lone shutout for the Oilers in the 2019-20 season, while Koskinen stopped all three shots in the team’s lone shootout win over the Devils earlier in October.
New Jersey Devils: Mackenzie Blackwood (2-2-2, 3.31 goals allowed)
The Devils’ starting goalie is 4-2-3 on the season with a 2.91 GAA and 89.1% save percentage.
- Blackwood has made 28, 24, and 32 saves over his last three starts with two of those games going to overtime.
- Blackwood has posted a 92.3% save percentage over his three November starts, allowing seven goals over the three contests.
- The Devils’ netminder has won four of his last six starts dating back to a 5-2 win over the New York Rangers on October 17th.
Stats to Watch
The Oilers are tied for third-most power-play goals in the Western Conference with 12 on the season.
- Edmonton has the best power play offense in the West, converting 26.7% of their opportunities with the man-advantage on the ice.
- The Oilers are one of five teams in the West that have posted penalty kill percentages higher than 85% on the season.
- Center Riley Sheahan did not play with the team on Monday due to an undisclosed reason and could be a scratch for the New Jersey game.
New Jersey Devils
The New Jersey Devils are tied with the third-lowest total of power-play goals in the Eastern Conference with seven on the season.
- Left-winger Taylor Hall has just two goals but leads the team with 11 assists and 13 total points.
- The Devils are six points back in 8th place Montreal in the East with 12 points through their first 13 games.
- Left-winger Jesper Bratt is day-to-day with an upper-body injury but didn’t start with the team on the road trip.
Last Five Games
- Edmonton are 3-2-1 in their last six games of the year despite starting red hot as they won seven of their first eight of the year.
- Over their last three home games, Edmonton has been outscored by the count of 12-8.
- The Oilers defeated New Jersey 4-3 in a shootout on October 10th. This game will be their last face to face of the season.
New Jersey Devils
- New Jersey has yet to win more than two straight games on the year.
- After being outscored 14-2 over their first three road games this season, the Devils have won their last two by the combined score of 7-4.
- After losing their first three road games of the year, the Devils have bounced back to win the opening two contests on their five-game road trip.
Edmonton Oilers vs New Jersey Devils – Game Odds
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