The Oilers finally woke up. They have won five in a row. The Ducks, the VGK, the Jets, the Canes and the Wild fell. No doubt, they have great potential, however, they have had a terrible start and now they are back in the mix for the play offs. Their duo McDavid and Draisaitl scored 20 goals. But there are also very valuable Hyman, Nugent-Hopkins and Kane with 31 goals, while defenders Bouchard and Ekholm are also very active. But their defense is still struggling. I repeat, the Oilers are a much more aggressive team and they have neglected their defense in their structure for two seasons now. Skinner, who is not too convincing, is expected between the pipes. In other words, he is as hollow as Swiss cheese. So far, they have 11 wins after 24 rounds. At home, 4 wins after 12 rounds. On their rink, they have 5 losses after 12 rounds.
The Devils are on the road. After 3 straight wins they scalped the Nucks, the Kraken and the Flames. This is their new challenge. They have a more efficient attack, but their defense is more vulnerable. So far 14 wins after 25 rounds. On the road, they have 9 wins after 13 rounds. In the last five they have only one loss.
The Devils have a pretty efficient offense. Aggressive play, quick passes, and shots. Hughes, Bratt, and Toffoli scored 32 goals. The Devils have a very aggressive offense and they are worse than the devil. Their defense is completely porous. But they also don't worry about their backline. Their goalie Schmid is expected tonight.
Long season. There will be big twists and turns. For me, the Oilers are a very solid team, but they have some problems that I haven't figured out. The Oilers, indeed, have a win in their hands. However, the Devils have a more lethal attack. Both sides will not worry too much about their defense. At least 6.5 goals are expected here. To me, that's not attractive. I would for the Devils tonight. True, I am disappointed in both parties, however, tonight Symptatia for Devils. GL!
Special offer: Over 6.5