2019-20 NHL – Edmonton Oilers @ Montreal Canadiens Preview & Pick

THE FACTS

When is Edmonton Oilers @ Montreal Canadiens taking place? Friday 10th January, 2020 – 00:00 (UK)

Where is Edmonton Oilers @ Montreal Canadiens taking place? Bell Centre, Montreal

What channel is Edmonton Oilers @ Montreal Canadiens on? Premier Sports

Where can I stream Edmonton Oilers @ Montreal Canadiens? Premier Sport subscribers can stream this match live via Premier Player

Where can I get tickets for Edmonton Oilers @ Montreal Canadiens? https://www.nhl.com/tickets

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Edmonton Oilers 4 – 3 Montreal Canadiens

THE TEAM NEWS

EDMONTON OILERS

  • The Oilers are coming off a 6-4 away win over the Toronto Maple Leafs and that result pushed their winning streak to two games while putting Edmonton on the winning side in three of their last four contests. The Oilers currently sit in sixth place of the Western Conference with 51 points out of 45 games.
  • Edmonton could welcome defenceman Matt Benning back, as he has been listed as a game-time decision due to a head injury. Meanwhile, defenceman Ryan Mantha remains sidelined and could return next month at the earliest.
  • Connor McDavid is the player to watch every time the Oilers play, and this game won’t be the exception. He had four points (one goal, three assists) during the Oilers’ win at Toronto, and he has already racked up 69 points in only 45 games this season (24 goals, 45 assists).

MONTREAL CANADIENS

  • Montreal are going through their worst stretch of form during the season and are coming off a disappointing 4-3 loss against the Detroit Red Wings that extended their losing streak to seven games. As a result, the Canadiens have fallen to 13th place in the Eastern Conference with 43 points out of 44 games.
  • Star winger Brendan Gallagher could return ahead of this match since he is dealing with concussion-like symptoms, but he will be a game-time decision. Forwards Joel Armia, Paul Byron, Jonathan Druoin and Matthew Peca have all been ruled out, meaning Montreal’s forward corps should be shorthanded ahead of this matchup.
  • Max Domi recently saw his point streak come to an end but he has cracked the scoresheet in 10 of Montreal’s last 11 games. The star center is up to 33 points (12 goals, 21 assists) in 44 games during the current 2019-20 season.

THE PREDICTION

There’s no question Edmonton should be listed as heavy favourites ahead of this contest. Aside from being the better side all season long, they are carrying far better form and it seems Montreal cannot find a win to save their lives at the moment. Plus, the Canadiens also have to deal with several absences due to injury and that should weaken them even more. This all-Canadian contest should end up with a relatively comfortable win for the Oilers.

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