McDavid, Oilers to host the Blue Jackets
Edmonton, Alberta; Thursday, 9 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Connor McDavid leads Edmonton into a matchup with Columbus. He’s second in the league with 105 points, scoring 36 goals and recording 69 assists.
The Oilers have gone 16-17-2 in home games. Edmonton averages 9.5 penalty minutes per game, the fourth-most in the league. Zack Kassian leads the team serving 91 total minutes.
The Blue Jackets are 20-13-2 in road games. Columbus has scored 31 power-play goals, converting on 15.3 percent of chances. In their last meeting on March 2, Edmonton won 4-0.
TOP PERFORMERS: Leon Draisaitl leads the Oilers with 43 goals, adding 48 assists and totaling 91 points. McDavid has collected 19 points over the last 10 games for Edmonton.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jackets: 4-5-1, averaging two goals, 3.4 assists, three penalties and 7.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game with a .926 save percentage.
Oilers: 6-4-0, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.4 assists, 3.7 penalties and 10.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game with a .907 save percentage.
Oilers Injuries: None listed.
Blue Jackets Injuries: Nick Foligno: day to day (personal).