2019-20 NHL – Edmonton Oilers @ San Jose Sharks Preview & Pick

THE FACTS

When is Edmonton Oilers @ San Jose Sharks taking place? Wednesday 13rd November, 2019 – 03:30 (UK)

Where is Edmonton Oilers @ San Jose Sharks taking place? SAP Center, San Jose

What channel is Edmonton Oilers @ San Jose Sharks on? Premier Sports

Where can I stream Edmonton Oilers @ San Jose Sharks? Premier Sport subscribers can stream this match live via Premier Player

Where can I get tickets for Edmonton Oilers @ San Jose Sharks? https://www.nhl.com/tickets

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Edmonton Oilers 2 – 3 San Jose Sharks

THE TEAM NEWS

EDMONTON OILERS

  • The Oilers enter this game on a high note following their impressive 6-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks the last time out. The Canadian franchise are on a two-game winning run and sit in second place of the Western Conference with 26 points (W9, WO3, LO2, L5), mainly due to an attacking line that currently averages 3.05 goals per game.
  • Forward Joakim Nygard has been listed as a game-time decision for Edmonton due to a rib problem. Defenceman Adam Larsson is out until late November with a lower leg problem, while fellow D, Ryan Mantha, is out until April next year with an eye injury.
  • Star center Connor McDavid is the player to watch here for the Oilers. One of the most in-form players in the NHL this season, he registered a hat-trick Sunday against the Ducks and currently 30 points (11 goals, 19 assists) in only 19 games this season.

SAN JOSE SHARKS

  • The Sharks are coming off a 2-1 shutout win over the Nashville Predators and that result extended the franchise’s winning streak to three games. However, San Jose have been one of the weakest teams in the Western Conference this season. They are in 13th place of the standings with 15 points (W6, WO1, LO1, L10) and own the Conference’s second-worst defensive unit, with 64 goals conceded.
  • Defenceman Mario Ferraro has been listed as day-to-day with an undisclosed injury, and he will be a game-time decision for this matchup. Another defenceman, Jacob Middleton, has been ruled out with an upper body injury – he could return later this week, though.
  • Timo Meier was San Jose’s hero during the shootout against the Predators this past Saturday, and he has been on a roll of late having notched five points (two goals, three assists) over his last three appearances.

THE PREDICTION

The Sharks might enter this game on a three-game winning streak, but that’s where the positive signs end for the California-based franchise. The Oilers are among the top teams in the Western Conference, own an impressive attacking line, and Connor McDavid is playing at an MVP level right now. Meanwhile, the Sharks remain weak on defence (3.55 goals conceded per game) and they simply might not have enough to slow down the Oilers’ high-scoring offense. Expect Edmonton to secure the win here.

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