Edmonton hosts Chicago after Draisaitl’s 2-goal game
Edmonton, Alberta; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Edmonton hosts the Chicago Blackhawks after Leon Draisaitl scored two goals in the Oilers’ 3-2 victory over the Predators.
The Oilers are 15-14-4 in Western Conference games. Edmonton is fifth in the league shooting 10.6% and averaging 3.2 goals on 29.9 shots per game.
The Blackhawks are 14-14-6 against conference opponents. Chicago has given up 28 power-play goals, killing 83% of opponent chances.
In their last meeting on Oct. 14, Chicago won 3-1.
TOP PERFORMERS: Draisaitl leads the Oilers with 54 assists and has recorded 85 points this season. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has totaled five goals and eight assists over the last 10 games for Edmonton.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blackhawks: 6-2-2, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.7 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.9 penalty minutes while allowing 2.3 goals per game with a .932 save percentage.
Oilers: 6-3-1, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.1 assists, four penalties and 12.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .905 save percentage.
INJURIES: Oilers: James Neal: day to day (foot).
Blackhawks: Adam Boqvist: day to day (right shoulder).