Devils vs. Oilers – Game Preview – March 19, 2022
New Jersey Devils (22-34-5, seventh in the Metropolitan) vs. Edmonton Oilers (34-23-4, third in the Pacific)
Edmonton, Alberta; Saturday, 3 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: New Jersey visits Edmonton looking to end its five-game road losing streak.
The Oilers are 18-12-0 at home. Edmonton is fifth in the Western Conference with an average of 3.3 goals per game, led by Leon Draisaitl with 40.
The Devils are 8-20-2 on the road. New Jersey ranks ninth in the Eastern Conference with 8.1 points per game, averaging 3.0 goals and 5.1 assists.
When they last met on Dec. 31, New Jersey won 6-5. Jack Hughes recorded a team-high 3 points for the Devils.
TOP PERFORMERS: Draisaitl leads the Oilers with a plus-18 rating in 61 games this season. Connor McDavid has 14 points in Edmonton’s last 10 games.
Hughes leads the Devils with 19 goals and 47 points. Yegor Sharangovich has four goals in New Jersey’s last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Oilers: 6-3-1, averaged 3.5 goals, 5.9 assists, 3.6 penalties and 8.3 penalty minutes while allowing 2.6 goals per game with save percentage of 0.921.
Devils: 4-6-0, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.2 assists, 2.9 penalties and 7.5 penalty minutes while allowing 3.4 goals per game with an .893 save percentage.
INJURIES: Lubricators: None listed.
Devils: Jonas Siegenthaler: day to day (illness), Pavel Zacha: day to day (upper body).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.