The Edmonton Oilers have been on a roll lately, winning their last 11 games in a row. And tonight, they will be looking to extend that streak to 12 as they take on the Seattle Kraken at Rogers Place.
The Oilers have been dominant during this winning streak, outscoring their opponents 44-19 over the 11 games. They have been getting contributions from up and down their lineup, they are not fully dependent on Connor McDavid, 17 points in 11 games or Leon Draisaitl, 12 points in 11 games.
It hasn't just been the superstars carrying the load for the Oilers. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Ryan McLeod and Evan Bouchard have all been chipping in with timely goals and solid two-way play. And the Oilers' defense, led by Darnell Nurse and Mattias Ekholm, has also been solid, limiting the number of high-danger chances against.
The Kraken, on the other hand, have played well in the last 10 games with a record of 8-2, but have lost their last 2. They currently sit near the bottom of the Pacific Division standings with a record of 19-16-9. However, the Kraken have shown flashes of what they are capable of. They have a talented group of forwards, including Jaden Schwartz, Brandon Tanev, and Jared McCann, who can score goals in bunches. And their defense, is anchored by Larsson and Oleksiak, two players with plenty of NHL experience.
The Oilers will need to be careful not to take the Kraken lightly, as they are a team that is capable of pulling off upsets. But if they can play their game and continue to get contributions from throughout their lineup, they should be able to extend their winning streak to 12 games.
Overall, it promises to be an exciting matchup between these two Pacific Division rivals. The Oilers will be looking to continue their hot streak, while the Kraken will be looking to pull off the upset and gain some much-needed confidence. The puck drops at 7:00 PM MT, and fans can tune in on Sportsnet to catch all the action.