Montreal visits Edmonton after Chiarot’s 2-goal game
Montreal Canadiens (14-34-7, eighth in the Atlantic) vs. Edmonton Oilers (30-21-4, third in the Pacific)
Edmonton, Alberta; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Edmonton Oilers host Montreal after Ben Chiarot scored twice in the Canadiens’ 5-4 overtime win over the Flames.
The Oilers are 14-11-0 at home. Edmonton ranks fifth in the Western Conference with 8.9 points per game, averaging 3.2 goals and 5.7 assists.
The Canadians are 6-17-6 on the road. Montreal is last in the league with an average of just 4.0 assists per game. Nicholas Suzuki leads them with 25 total assists.
In their last meeting on January 29, Edmonton won 7-2. Zach Hyman scored a team-high two goals for the Oilers in the win.
TOP PERFORMERS: Connor McDavid leads the Oilers with 79 points, scoring 29 goals and 50 assists. Leon Draisaitl has five goals and eight assists in Edmonton’s last 10 games.
Suzuki has 37 total points while scoring 12 goals and adding 25 assists for the Canadiens. Cole Caufield has six goals and six assists in Montreal’s last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Oilers: 6-3-1, averaged 3.6 goals, 5.8 assists, 4.3 penalties and 9.4 penalty minutes while allowing 2.7 goals per game with save percentage of 0.909.
Canadiens: 6-4-0, averaged 3.1 goals, 4.9 assists, 4.1 penalties and 8.8 penalty minutes while allowing three goals per game with a .905 save percentage.
INJURIES: Lubricators: None listed.
Canadians: Christian Dvorak: absent (upper body), Rafael Harvey-Pinard: absent (health protocols), Louie Belpedio: absent (covid-19), Gianni Fairbrother: absent (covid-19), David Savard: absent (ankle) .
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.