In one of the central confrontations of the Northern Division, we are waiting for a game of young teams, "Edmonton" will host "Vancouver"on its site. The meeting of these teams at the arena "Rogers Place" will take place on May 15 at 22: 30 Moscow time. Our portal has prepared a forecast for this confrontation for you.
The Oilers have been playing well lately, especially with the team's offensive leaders, who are once again shining this season, scoring unrealistically many points. On this wave, the "oilmen" comfortably settled in the second line of the division and can not look back. In recent games, the team showed confident hockey and exchanged victories with Vancouver at home, after which it beat Montreal twice in a row in overtime.
Due to player illnesses, the team missed more than three weeks, and still has a crowded infirmary. In such conditions, it is difficult to count on successful performances. They gave out a bad series of defeats to the "killer whales", but recently they began to slowly revive and were able to defeat" Edmonton "on the road, after which they were even stronger than" Winnipeg", but meanwhile they lost to the" Oilers "with a big score, and in the last meeting they lost without a chance to" Montreal "twice in a row.
Injuries and disqualifications:
Edmonton - Klefbom (shoulder injury), Coccock (collarbone injury), Kassian (injury unknown), Nygaard (arm injury), Russell (lower body injury).
Vancouver-Ferland (concussion), Pettersson (lower body injury), Beagle (injury unknown), Bailey (lower body injury), Roussel (upper body injury), Sutter (lower body injury), Virtanen (injury unknown).
Statistics and figures
- The last match between these teams ended in a 4-3 victory for Edmonton.
- Edmonton has lost just once in its last five games.
- Vancouver has a poor run of two consecutive road defeats.
It is difficult to single out a favorite in this confrontation. Now in poor condition, "Vancouver", wins in recent meetings rarely and shows weak hockey. In turn, the "oilmen" scored a good move and have already defeated the "killer whales" in previous matches at home. I think the hosts will win here again.