[7:00 PM] Oilers @ Stars

Who will WIN this matchup?

Edmonton Oilers (9-8-1)

@ Dallas Stars (7-6-5)


Starting Goalies:

Cam Talbot(EDM): Unconfirmed

Kari Lehtonen(DAL): Likely


The Edmonton Oilers were the league’s feel-good story for nearly the first month of the season but they have fallen into a familiar tailspin entering the finale of a three-game road trip at the Dallas Stars on Saturday night. Edmonton is mired in a five-game losing streak, including a 3-2 defeat at home to Dallas on Nov. 11.

Connor McDavid has 19 points but is mired in a 10-game goal drought, prompting coach Todd McLellan to move rookie Jesse Puljujärvi on the top line alongside the former No. 1 overall pick and Patrick Maroon.

Center Cody Eakin returned to the lineup Thursday and is expected to be joined by forward Patrick Sharp, who has been sidelined for 14 games since sustaining a concussion on Oct. 20.  Eakin made an immediate impact by winning 15 of 23 faceoffs against the Avalanche.

Stars F Tyler Seguin has six goals and 12 points in 11 career games against Edmonton.

Oilers F Milan Lucic is goalless in his last six games, but has scored five times in 13 games versus the Stars.

Dallas’ penalty kill ranks 26th in the league and the Stars have permitted four short-handed goals.


StreakSmarts Pick: Dallas Stars

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick