Oilers visit the Penguins after McDavid's 2-goal game

Edmonton Oilers (30-19-8, fourth in the Pacific Division) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (27-20-9, fifth in the Metropolitan Division)

Pittsburgh; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Edmonton Oilers visit the Pittsburgh Penguins after Connor McDavid scored two goals in the Oilers' 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Pittsburgh has gone 15-8-4 at home and 27-20-9 overall. The Penguins have a +two scoring differential, with 179 total goals scored and 177 conceded.

Edmonton has gone 17-8-3 on the road and 30-19-8 overall. The Oilers have scored 63 power-play goals, which ranks first in NHL play.

The matchup Thursday is the second time these teams play this season. The Oilers won 6-3 in the last meeting. McDavid led the Oilers with two goals.

TOP PERFORMERS: Sidney Crosby has 25 goals and 43 assists for the Penguins. Evgeni Malkin has scored five goals with seven assists over the last 10 games.

Leon Draisaitl has 33 goals and 49 assists for the Oilers. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has five goals and eight assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Penguins: 4-5-1, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.8 assists, 4.3 penalties and 11.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.6 goals per game.

Oilers: 4-1-5, averaging four goals, 6.8 assists, 4.2 penalties and 9.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game.

INJURIES: Penguins: Mark Friedman: day to day (upper body), Jan Rutta: out (upper-body).

Oilers: Evander Kane: day to day (upper-body), Ryan Murray: out (back), Oscar Klefbom: out (shoulder), Klim Kostin: day to day (undisclosed), Mike Smith: out (undisclosed).


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

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