The Pittsburgh Penguins visit the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night in a game that can be seen on TNT. The Penguins have dominated this series of late, winning 8 of the last 10 meetings, but Edmonton did break a six-game losing streak in the series, winning 2-1 two years ago. The teams have not met in two years when the Penguins won 5-2 in Edmonton.
This is the second game of a four-game road trip for the Penguins, as they began the trip in Calgary on Monday. The Oilers have not played since winning 3-2 in Vegas on Saturday. Let’s look at the matchup between the Penguins and Oilers and NHL picks.
The Pittsburgh Penguins visit the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This game will take place on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 10:00 p.m. ET, with television coverage on TNT.
The Oilers will be listed as home favorites in this contest. As noted earlier, the teams have not played in two years. Pittsburgh has won 8 of the last 10 meetings with seven of the ten going under the total. The Penguins have won 8 of the last 10 in Edmonton, including the last six. The Oilers have not beaten the Penguins in Edmonton since 2014. Six of the last ten meetings have gone under the total.
The Penguins were 5-2-2 in their first nine road games. They are averaging 2.9 goals per game which is 15th in the league. They are a pathetic 30th on the power play at just 11.9%. They are giving up just 2.5 goals per contest, which is 5th in the league. They are 1st in the league on the penalty kill at 90.2%.
Jake Guentzel leads the team with 18 points. Tristan Jarry leads the team with 10 wins and he has a goals against average of 1.91.
The Oilers are 15-5 on the season and they are 8-1 at home. They have scored 77 goals on the season and given up 59. They have won four of their last five games. Edmonton is averaging 3.8 goals per game which is 2nd in the league. They are 1st in the NHL on the power play at 39%. They are giving up 3 goals per game which is 20th in the league and they are 5th in the league on the penalty kill at 86.9%.
Leon Draisaitl leads the team with 40 points, Mikko Koskinen leads the team with 11 wins while Stuart Skinner leads the team with a 2.44 goals against average.
Pittsburgh vs. Edmonton NHL Pick
The Penguins had won five straight before a loss to Montreal on Saturday. I don’t know that I am entirely sold on the Penguins, as I think they have some issues on offense and their power play is pathetic. I know that Jarry has played well for the most part this season, but I am don’t know that I trust him yet. The Oilers have been solid this season and there is no question they have more offensive firepower than the Penguins. I also like what I have seen from Skinner in goal. I know the Penguins have dominated this series, but these teams look different than in previous seasons and the teams haven’t even played in two years. I think you could make a case for a couple of plays in this one. I will take the Oilers to win the game and I also think Edmonton could be a good play in the second and third periods, as it may take a period for Edmonton to get going considering they haven’t played since Saturday.
BookMaker Pick: Oilers
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