Edmonton visits Montreal following overtime win

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Edmonton Oilers (22-13-1, third in the North Division) vs. Montreal Canadiens (14-8-9, fourth in the North Division)

Montreal; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The Montreal Canadiens host Edmonton after the Oilers knocked off Toronto 3-2 in overtime.

The Canadiens are 14-8-9 against North Division opponents. Montreal leads the NHL with seven shorthanded goals, led by Tyler Toffoli with two.

The Oilers are 22-13-1 against the rest of their division. Edmonton has scored 122 goals and ranks fourth in the NHL averaging 3.4 goals per game. Connor McDavid leads the team with 21.

In their last meeting on Feb. 11, Edmonton won 3-0.

TOP PERFORMERS: Toffoli leads the Canadiens with 18 goals and has 27 points. Tomas Tatar has one goal and eight assists over the last 10 games for Montreal.

McDavid leads the Oilers with 63 points, scoring 21 goals and collecting 42 assists. Leon Draisaitl has nine goals over the last 10 games for Edmonton.

LAST 10 GAMES: Canadiens: 4-2-4, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.2 assists, 2.8 penalties and 6.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game with a .913 save percentage.

Oilers: 7-2-1, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.6 assists, 2.3 penalties and 5.2 penalty minutes while allowing 2.3 goals per game with a .918 save percentage.

INJURIES: Canadiens: Ben Chiarot: out (hand), Tyler Toffoli: out (lower body).

Oilers: Alex Stalock: out (health protocols).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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