Edmonton Oilers Game Day- Oilers Look To Go Duck Hunting

The Oilers look to solidify their spot in the playoffs against one of the worst teams in the league.

Edmonton Oilers left wing Zach Hyman (18) celebrates after goal
Edmonton Oilers left wing Zach Hyman (18) celebrates after goal / Jessica Alcheh-USA TODAY Sports

The Edmonton Oilers look to make it three wins in a row as they face the Anaheim Ducks at home. The Oilers played one of their better games on Thursday when they defeated the Los Angeles Kings 4-1, which is good because in the few games before that bad habits were showing up in their game.

The Edmonton Oilers are set to head out on a mini two-game road trip after this game where they will face both the St. Louis Blues and the Central Division-leading Dallas Stars. Both of those teams will be playing a tough game. The Blues still have a small chance of making the playoffs and the Stars want to win the Conference.

The Oilers need to not look ahead to these two games tonight as it could cause them to become complacent against the Ducks. Even though the Ducks are a weaker team in every aspect of the game they still have the ability to score goals and their goalie does have the ability to lock down a game.

Edmonton Oilers Projected Lines

Anaheim Ducks Projected Lines

Even though both sets of these lines are from each of the team's previous games I would expect them to be the same. With the Oilers coming off a dominating performance against the Kings and the Ducks being on the road there I wouldn't expect any changes,

Edmonton Oilers Are Duck Hunters

So far this season the Edmonton Oilers have faced the Anaheim Ducks 3 times, winning all three games. They have won their games by scores of 8-2, 7-2 and 5-3. The last game was the closest of the three. This is why this game should be a fairly easy victory for the Oilers. The Oilers have a lot to play for while the Ducks are just coasting to the end.

While there is a chance the Ducks could get up for this game to play spoiler it will be hard to do considering the past three games the Oilers have won by a total of 20-7. I am assuming this game is going to follow a similar trend as the rest and the Oilers should have no problem winning this game.

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As I said above there is no such thing as a guaranteed win, but as for being close to one the Oilers against the Ducks is as close as it comes in the NHL. Hopefully, I am right in assuming this cause I think by the end of this game Connor McDavid will be in the lead for the Art Ross.