Alternating wins and losses for the last seven games, the Edmonton Oilers aim to keep pace in a crowded Pacific division tonight when they skate into UBS Arena to face the New York Islanders who come into this game off a 3-2 overtime win at Toronto on Monday night. The Oilers dropped a 5-2 loss Monday night against the New Jersey Devils in the first stop on this current three-game road swing that ends on Saturday afternoon at Madison Square Garden against the New York Rangers. The Islanders have won five of their last eight games, including three of those coming in overtime.
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Game Date: Nov. 23, 2022
Game Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
TV Channel: MSG Sportsnet
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Building off of last year’s success, Oilers centers Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl have combined for 66 points through 19 games as both are the only Oilers with double-digit goal totals. Both have seven goals on the power play and have combined for 18 assists with the man advantage.
Islanders center Mathew Barzal leads the team with 20 assists, second most in the NHL. The 2015 first-round draft pick by the Islanders in 2015 is on a five-game points streak and comes into tonight seven goals shy of 100 for his career.
The Oilers are tied for the most power-play goals in the NHL this season with 21 and have the league’s second-best power-play percentage, converting at a 31.3% clip with the man advantage.
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