Flames vs Oilers – Sport Preview – March 6, 2021
Calgary Flames (11-11-2, fifth in North Division) vs Edmonton Oilers (14-11-0, third in North Division)
Edmonton, Alberta; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM: Edmonton enters the sport in opposition to Calgary after shedding three straight video games.
The Oilers are 14-11-0 in opposition to the remainder of their division. Edmonton averages 9.4 penalty minutes per recreation, the sixth-highest within the league. Darnell Nurse leads the crew which is serving 33 minutes in complete.
The Flames are 11-11-2 in opposition to the remainder of their division. Calgary gave up 18 power-play objectives, blocking 78.8% of the opponent’s probabilities.
Edmonton beat Calgary 7-1 within the groups’ final assembly on February 20. Connor McDavid scored three objectives for the Oilers within the victory.
BEST PERFORMERS: McDavid leads the Oilers with 40 factors, scoring 14 objectives and having 26 assists. Leon Draisaitl has eight assists in Edmonton’s final 10 video games.
Johnny Gaudreau has 21 factors general whereas scoring 9 objectives and including 12 assists for the Flames. Matthew Tkachuk has two objectives and 7 assists within the final 10 video games for Calgary.
LAST 10 GAMES: Oilers: 6-4-0, averaging 2.8 objectives, 5.1 assists, 4.1 penalties and 11.8 penalty minutes whereas giving up 2.6 objectives per recreation with a d proportion ‘stops of 0.916.
Flames: 4-5-1, averaging 2.6 objectives, 4 assists, 4.2 penalties and 9.2 penalty minutes whereas giving up 3.5 objectives per recreation with a save proportion of 0.891.
INJURIES: Oilers: Alex Stalock: out (well being protocols), Zack Kassian: out (higher physique).
Flames: None listed.