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On Tuesday in the NHL, we've got a match-up between the Minnesota Wild and the Edmonton Oilers. In their latest game, the Minnesota Wild won 5-1 over the St. Louis Blues. Erik Haula scored once for the Minnesota Wild. Tyler Graovac scored once for the Minnesota Wild. Mikko Koivu scored once for the Minnesota Wild. Mikko Koivu has been solid this year with 35 total points. It was a multi-point game for Nino Niederreiter who picked up 3 points. Nino Niederreiter has been an effective player with 15 goals and 21 assists this season. Mikael Granlund had a very offensively productive game with 1 goals and 1 assists. Eric Staal picked up an assist in the third period.
It looks like Cam Talbot will get the call in this one. He was great in his most recent game, posting a 0.97 save percentage. He has gone 2-3-0 in his last 6 games facing the Minnesota Wild.
We have Darcy Kuemper penciled in as the confirmed starter for the Minnesota Wild. He was mediocre in his most recent game, posting a 0.903 save percentage. When playing away from home last season he posted a 0-2-0 record with a 0.893 save percentage.
The Edmonton Oilers are 13-8-3 when playing at home this season. The Minnesota Wild have been strong when playing on the road with a 15-5-5 record. The Edmonton Oilers have gone 8-4 when playing Western-Central opponents this season. The Minnesota Wild have gone 11-6 when playing Western-Pacific opponents this season. The Edmonton Oilers have been ineffective when playing winning teams, posting 5 wins and 11 losses. The Edmonton Oilers have been not good when playing against a team with a record above .500, posting 5 wins and 11 losses.
The total here seems a little low. We will side with the over in this one.
Game Time: 9:05 PM ET
Over 5 -145