Draisaitl and Edmonton take on San Jose
Edmonton, Alberta; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Leon Draisaitl leads Edmonton into a matchup with San Jose. He leads the NHL with 83 points, scoring 29 goals and recording 54 assists.
The Oilers have gone 10-7-2 against division opponents. Edmonton ranks sixth in the league shooting 10.6% and averaging 3.2 goals on 29.8 shots per game.
The Sharks are 10-10-1 against opponents in the Pacific Division. San Jose averages 11.0 penalty minutes per game, the second-most in the NHL. Evander Kane leads the team serving 102 total minutes.
In their last meeting on Nov. 19, Edmonton won 5-2.
TOP PERFORMERS: Draisaitl leads the Oilers with 29 goals and has totaled 83 points. Connor McDavid has totaled eight assists over the last 10 games for Edmonton.
LAST 10 GAMES: Sharks: 4-6-0, averaging two goals, 3.2 assists, 3.9 penalties and 11.3 penalty minutes while allowing 2.6 goals per game with a .918 save percentage.
Oilers: 7-2-1, averaging 4.3 goals, 6.6 assists, 4.1 penalties and 12.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .918 save percentage.
INJURIES: Oilers: James Neal: day to day (foot).
Sharks: Tomas Hertl: out for season (lower body).