Edmonton Oilers at Toronto Maple Leafs
Edmonton Oilers Preview
The Edmonton Oilers carry a three-game point streak (2-0-1) into the third contest of their five-game road trip on Monday when they visit the Toronto Maple Leafs. Leon Draisaitl collected a goal and an assist in Edmonton’s 4-1 victory over Boston on Saturday afternoon to pull even with teammate Connor McDavid with an NHL-best 65 points.
Draisaitl has dented the scoresheet in 10 of his last 12 games, including setting up Alex Chiasson’s power-play goal in the third period of the Oilers’ 4-1 setback to Toronto on Dec. 14. McDavid wasn’t as fortunate versus the Maple Leafs, as that contest marked the first of four times over his last 10 contests that he failed to record at least one point.
Toronto Maple Leafs Preview
The Toronto Maple Leafs began a torrid 10-game point streak (9-0-1) with a 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Dec. 14. The Maple Leafs aim to continue their good fortune on Monday when they host the rematch in the second contest of a three-game homestand. Pierre Engvall scored what proved to be the winning goal in the second period of Toronto’s 3-0 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday and had two assists in the first encounter with the Oilers.
Auston Matthews, who collected a goal and an assist versus the Islanders, has four of each during his four-game point streak. Mitch Marner is also carrying a four-game point streak (one goal, four assists) into the meeting with the Oilers, against whom he scored a power-play goal in the first encounter.