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The NHL is bringing us a great Western Pacific match-up on Wednesday, when the Edmonton Oilers head to Honda Center to take on the Anaheim Ducks. The Edmonton Oilers are coming off a 7-3 win over the Calgary Flames on Saturday. Anton Slepyshev scored once for the Edmonton Oilers. Mark Letestu scored once for the Edmonton Oilers. It was a multi-point game for Jordan Eberle who picked up 4 points. Connor McDavid scored once for the Edmonton Oilers. Connor McDavid has been an effective player with 16 goals and 40 assists this season. It's possible that Oscar Klefbom was the best player on the ice for the Edmonton Oilers with 2 points. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had a big night with 1 goals and 1 assists. It's been a good year so far for Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, he has 25 points. Drake Caggiula had an assist. Zack Kassian picked up an assist in the first period. Benoit Pouliot was dishing some apples with two assists. Leon Draisaitl had an assist. Adam Larsson had the hat trick of helpers. Benoit Pouliot had a great assist night with two helpers.
It looks like John Gibson will get the call in this one. His team gave him a small workload in his last game, allowing 1 goals on 5 shots. John Gibson posted a 13-5-0 record and 0.931 SV% when playing at home last season.
Cam Talbot will man the pipes for the Edmonton Oilers in this one. In Talbot's latest appearance, he faced 44 shots and allowed 2 goals. Over his last 7 games facing the Anaheim Ducks, he has gone 2-4-0.
The Anaheim Ducks have been top-shelf at home, posting a 16-5-3 record. The Edmonton Oilers have gone 13-7-5 on the road. The Anaheim Ducks have gone 11-6 when playing Western-Pacific opponents this season. The Edmonton Oilers have gone 9-7 when playing Western-Pacific opponents this season. When facing a team above .500, the Anaheim Ducks have gone 8-13.
Playing on the road is always tough, but we like the chances that the Edmonton Oilers have with this match-up.
Game Time: 10:05 PM ET
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