It's time for interesting matches in the regular season of the NHL. Edmonton and Pittsburgh will meet in one of the most unpredictable matches of the day. The game of these teams will take place on December 2 at 06:00 Moscow time at the Rogers Place Arena. Our portal has prepared its forecast for this confrontation for you.

Edmonton Oilers

 The Oilers have shown a good game recently, especially with regard to the team's offensive leaders, who again actively began to score points in the new championship. The start of the season was held powerfully by the Edmonton players, which was not a revelation for the fans. Still, there are problems in the defense of the "oilmen", which has already led to several offensive defeats. In the last match, Edmonton beat Vegas 2:3 on the road.

Pittsburgh Penguins

Without their main attack stars, the Penguins failed the opening segment of the championship. Further injuries also did not spare the Penguins, which significantly reduced the level of the team also in defense, which lost stability. After Crosby's return, the team came to life and gave out an impressive series of victories, which was interrupted only in a duel against Montreal, after which there was also a defeat by Calgary in overtime.

Injuries and disqualifications:

Injuries:

Edmonton - Holloway (wrist injury), Stalock (heart problems), Klefbom (shoulder injury), Smith (leg injury), Shore (upper body injury), Ners (finger injury), Ceci (illness).

Pittsburgh - Malkin (knee injury), Rust (illness).

Statistics and figures

  • The last match between these teams ended with a 2-5 victory for Pittsburgh.
  • Edmonton has a good streak of two consecutive wins.
  • In its last five matches, Pittsburgh has lost only twice.

Forecast

It is difficult to single out a favorite in this confrontation, because both teams have strong lineups and a well-built game. Edmonton will have home-court advantage, which will give motivation, but there are a lot of injured people in the team. "Pittsburgh" has now found its game and is able to impose a fight on the favorite. I think the hosts will still win.