June 16, 2024

On Saturday, Corey Perry will play in his first game for the Edmonton Oilers against the Nashville Predators. During Friday’s practice, Perry—who signed a one-year contract worth $775,000 on Monday—skated on a line with Dylan Holloway and Ryan McLeod. Before being waived by the Chicago Blackhawks in November due to “unacceptable” behaviour, the 38-year-old Perry had four goals and five assists in 16 games.

“I think our players have a lot of respect for him because of the way he plays, and I think they have a lot of respect for what he can provide for our team,” Kris Knoblauch, the Oilers coach, said. “I think our team feels we’re preparing for something, that we’re just trying to get better, and I think he will help us.” With a 3-0 rout of the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday, Edmonton became just the sixth team in NHL history to win 15 games in a row and the fifth to do so in a single season. After 26 games, the Oilers have improved to 23-3-0, and since Knoblauch took over as head coach in November, the team has a 25-6-0 record. In addition, the Oilers are 13-0-0 versus

 

Knoblauch stated, “We’re just playing well enough to win right now.” “I believe our group consists of much more. As a coaching team, we always challenge our players to strive for daily improvement. And as of right now, I believe we are competitive enough to win games.” Moving forward With 29 goals in 43 games, club captain Zach Hyman has scored three goals in his last four games. Centre While captain Connor McDavid has points in 17 straight home games (11 goals and 25 assists), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is on a four-game point streak. Stuart Skinner, the goalie for the Oilers, is anticipated to start on Saturday. With a 1.80 goals-against average and a.933 save percentage, he is 18-2-0 in his

The first two encounters between the Oilers and Predators this season ended in a draw, with Edmonton triumphing 6-1 in Nashville on October 17. On November 4, the Predators triumphed 5-2 in Edmonton. Nashville defeated the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Thursday thanks to three goals in the third period. The win snapped a two-game losing streak. Coach Andrew Brunette of Nashville stated, “I really liked our start.” “I believed that we set the playing pace. Got a touch too nice in the offensive zone when handling the puck. We lost a little bit of momentum in the second period due to self-inflicted penalties, but I believe we recovered to have a fantastic third period.”

Fourth in the Central Division, Nashville has a 13-9-1 road record this year and a 5-5-0 record over their previous ten games. With 23 goals and 50 points in 48 games, forward Filip Forsberg leads the Predators’ offensive line. In his last eight games, captain Roman Josi has nine assists and two goals. When both Josi and Forsberg score in the same game, the Predators are 30-3-3 all-time. Goalie Juuse Saros has a 2.91 GAA and a.904 save percentage on his 19-18-1 season. On Monday in Ottawa, Nashville completes the three-game road trip.

 

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