Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. Edmonton Oilers GameDay, Odds, TV/Radio, And Preview


After being shutout Sunday 4-0 by the Nashville Predators, the Pittsburgh Penguins (28-14-8, 64 points) seek to rebound on their Western road trip tonight against the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place in Alberta.

The Pens pursuit of first place in the Metropolitan Division continues as they remain one point behind the leaders, the New York Islanders (32-17-1, 65 points). The Isles lost at home 4-2 Tuesday to the Florida Panthers. They return to the ice Thursday, Feb. 5 when they take on the Flyers in Philadelphia.

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Pittsburgh will play five of its next six games on the road. They are 11-6-5 on the road and 4-4-2 in their last 10 contests. The Penguins are 9-3-1 against teams from the Western Conference this season, and in particular 3-1-0 against Pacific Division squads.

Edmonton coach Todd Nelson took over from Dallas Eakins in December and is the team’s fifth coach in the last six seasons. His Oil Country crew won a shootout 5-4 on Monday over the Sharks in San Jose.

The Oilers have put together a record of 14-28-9, 38 points. and are in last place in the Pacific Division of the National Hockey League’s Western Conference. They are 9-15-2 at home this season, and are 5-5-0 in their last 10 contests.

This evening is the first of two meetings this season. Pittsburgh and Edmonton split their pair of matchups last season as they put up 12 goals on 109 shots. The Penguins won the first game at home 3-2 on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, and the Oilers took the rematch 4-3 in overtime on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 4

Puck Drop: 8 p.m., ET

Site: Rexall Place

Television: ROOT Sports Network

Announcers: Paul Steigerwald and Bob Errey

Radio Coverage: 105.9 FM – The X and the Penguins Radio Network

Announcers: Mike Lange and Phil Bourque

Live Video Steam: NHL GameCenter LIVE

Audio Stream: Penguins Radio 24/7

Sirius XM Satellite Radio: XM Internet 942

Odds: According to OddsShark.com, oddsmakers currently have the moneyline on the two teams listed as Pittsburgh -182 / Edmonton +169 with the Over/Under at 5.5.

The Oilers’ Jordan Eberle has three goals in his last two games. The 5-foot-11, 183-pound right wing leads the team in goals with 15 and points with 33. Center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is second with 12 goals and 31 points.

Edmonton goaltender Viktor Fasth had 33 saves and 12 more in the shootout victory Monday over San Jose. The 6-foot, 181-pound Swedish netminder has a record of 5-11-2 with a 3.31 goals-against-average and a .891 save percentage. Ben Scrivens has been getting the majority of starts and has put up a 9-17-7 mark with a 3.05 GAA and a .894 save percentage.

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  • According to Michael Arcuri of the Tribune Review, Evgeni Malkin, who has been out the last four games with a lower-body injury, will play tonight against Edmonton. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound forward leads the team with 19 goals. He told Arcuri he feels great and he is ready to play.

    Left wing David Perron has made the most of the trade from Edmonton to Pittsburgh. The 6-foot, 200-pound forward had fives goals and 14 assists for 19 points in 38 games with the Oilers. The Sherbrooke, Quebec native has recorded six goals and three assists for nine points in 12 contests with the Penguins.

    Up Next: The Black and Gold head to Calgary on Friday, Feb. 6 when they take on the Flames (28-20-3, 59 points) at the Scotiabank Saddledome. They will drop the puck at 9 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ROOT Sports Pittsburgh.

    From The Clipboard: Defenseman Kris Letang has assisted on the Pens’ last seven goals…In last season’s two-game series against the Oilers, Sidney Crosby put up one goal and four assists for five points…Overall, Pittsburgh is 5-0-2 in their last seven contests against Edmonton, regardless of the location.

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