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Edmonton Oilers vs. Minnesota Wild NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 4/12/2022

The Edmonton Oilers takes on the Minnesota Wild on 4/12/2022 at 07:05 PM.

Edmonton Oilers and Minnesota Wild face off today. The Edmonton Oilers has a record of 42.0-25.0 this season. The Minnesota Wild is 44.0-21.0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Edmonton Oilers Team Defense Preview




They give up 2.4 goals per game in even strength situations and this puts them among the best in the NHL. Opponents shoot 0.7 shots per game in power play situations per game against them. Opponents force Edmonton Oilers into 3.1 penalty kill situations per game. They have a penalty kill rate of 77.68%, which is below average.

Opponents take 31.9 shots per game regardless of situation and they are below average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Edmonton Oilers Team Offense Preview

They score 2.6 goals per game in even strength situations. This is an average NHL offense. They score 0.7 goals per game in power play situations. They are average in power play situations, nothing special here. Thus far, they have had 2.9 power play opportunities per game this season. This means that they score on 25.47% of their shots on the power play, which makes them a good team with the advantage on the ice.

They take 33.9 shots per game regardless of situation and they are average in their shot quality.

Minnesota Wild Team Defense Preview

They give up 2.2 goals per game in even strength situations and this puts them as an above average defensive team in these situations. Opponents shoot 0.8 shots per game in power play situations per game against them and this needs to be brought down. Opponents force Minnesota Wild into 3.2 penalty kill situations per game, which means they may be too aggressive or wrongfully aggressive. They have a penalty kill rate of 75.33%, which is below average.

Opponents take 31.9 shots per game regardless of situation and they are average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Minnesota Wild Team Offense Preview




They score 3.0 goals per game in even strength situations. They have an above average offense in 5v5 action. They score 0.6 goals per game in power play situations, the power play is a problem and they are among the worst when opponents are shorthanded. Thus far, they have had 3.0 power play opportunities per game this season. This means that they score on 20.47% of their shots on the power play, they would be considered mediocre in these situations.

They take 32.7 shots per game regardless of situation and their shot quality is rather decent.

The Edmonton Oilers Roster

The Players to Watch for Edmonton Oilers

Darnell Nurse D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 16.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 8 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 25 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 33 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 4.2% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Leon Draisaitl C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 19.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 50 goals this season, which is among the best in the NHL and he has 51 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 101 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 19.6% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Connor McDavid C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 22.0 this season, his team is better with him on the ice. He has scored 42 goals this season, which is among the best in the NHL and he has 66 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 108 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 14.4% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.





The Minnesota Wild Roster

The Players to Watch for Minnesota Wild

Jonas Brodin D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 5.0 this season. He has scored 4 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 23 assists this season. This puts him at 27 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 3.8% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Kirill Kaprizov LW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 22.0 this season, his team is better with him on the ice. He has scored 42 goals this season, which is among the best in the NHL and he has 47 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 89 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 16.6% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Mathew Dumba D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 9.0 this season. He has scored 7 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 19 assists this season. This puts him at 26 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 6.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Edmonton Oilers vs. Minnesota Wild Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Edmonton Oilers 4 Minnesota Wild 3

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