Toronto vs Edmonton Oilers by GameChanger
Toronto has one of the worst defense in the league and they conceded 35 goals in 9 games this season, defensive players had been absolutley terrible and it seems that they are always focused on scoring goals rather than strong defensive forechek, goalies also had been terrible with saves percentage of 0.874, first goalie Enroth has saves percentage of 87%. When it comes to offense, Toronto's main power comes to first line which is made of mostly rookies and young players. Matthews has been absouletly incredible with 6 goals (4 goals in his first game) and 4 assists. Nylander and Hyman are also in the great form but they are also in the first line alongside Matthews, but problem is that these young players from the first line are often unpredictable and it seems that teams are now more aware of these young players and in last three games neither of this young players have scored and Toronto in total scored 5 goals in last 3 games.
Edmonton has been great this season, they are second overall in NHL and they have 7 wins in 9 games this season. Biggest star is young talented player McDavid who is leading player in the league with 12 points (5 goals, 7 assists). They have fluid game in the offense and they have strong defense with very aggresive forechek. Their goalie Talbot has been great but he won't be in the net today, that is the main reason why Edmonton isn't strong favourite here, if Talbot was in front of the net odds would be a lot different. But I still expect that Edmonton's dominating offense will put pressure on mistake prone Toronto defense and very unpredictible goalies. Also their strong defense with fast breakouts will try to exploit Toronto's aggresive attacking game. Edmonton looks far better in areas of the game and I think that Gustavsson (Edmonton backup goalie) can't be game deciding player in this game.
Note: Start of backup goalie Gustavsson isn't 100% confirmed but in the previous couple of games Edmonton's head coach said that Gustavsson will be on the net in the game against Toronto.
Game starts on the 2.11., 00:30 CET
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|Match winner (including OT): Edmonton||Marathonbet||2.02||8||3-2 LOST (-8 units)|