Oilers host the Golden Knights in Western Conference battle
Edmonton, Alberta; Monday, 9 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Edmonton Oilers and the Vegas Golden Knights meet in a matchup of two of the top teams in the Western Conference.
The Oilers are 20-17-5 in Western Conference games. Edmonton is third in the NHL shooting 10.7% and averaging 3.2 goals on 29.5 shots per game.
The Golden Knights are 22-14-3 in conference play. Vegas has converted on 21.7% of power-play opportunities, scoring 41 power-play goals.
Vegas took down Edmonton 3-0 in the last meeting between these teams on Feb. 26.
TOP PERFORMERS: Leon Draisaitl leads the Oilers with 110 points, scoring 43 goals and registering 67 assists. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has collected six goals and 10 assists over the last 10 games for Edmonton.
LAST 10 GAMES: Golden Knights: 8-2-0, averaging 3.5 goals, 5.9 assists, 2.6 penalties and 5.2 penalty minutes while allowing 2.6 goals per game with a .904 save percentage.
Oilers: 5-3-2, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.8 assists, 3.2 penalties and 6.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .924 save percentage.
INJURIES: Oilers: Mike Green: out (mcl).
Golden Knights: Mark Stone: out (lower body).