The Edmonton Oilers hopes to continue their recent success at home on Saturday when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning in the city.
Tampa Bay Lightning wants to boost their curriculum early in the season with a win in Edmonton on Saturday night and, with a win, the Bolts would humiliate a group of Oilers who have been very hot in home ice in the past two weeks. Tampa Bay owns one of the league's top teams in the NHL and it does not seem to matter if they are on the road or at home as they sift through the competition without much trouble this season. The Bolts also have Andrei Vasilevskiy back in between the pipes after he has been out for a long period with a body injury and his presence on the collar gives this team even more confidence. It is expected that he will get the start, as he will face Miikko Kosinen, who took on the Oilers' initial obligations under Ken Hitchcock.
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The oil seeds seem to have turned a corner and are poised to play in a playoff spot again this season, having fallen short of last season's expectations. Oil made a 6-1 run in the last 7 home games, but it will be difficult against Lightning, who is impressive at 48-10 in his last 58 games when his opponent scores two or fewer goals in his last game. Edmonton have done the same with Tampa in this series lately, as they are 6-1 in their last 7 home games against Lightning and the home team is 16-5 in the last 21 meetings, which should give the sponsors of Edmonton Something to grab Here.
The Lightningers are 4-1 in the last 5 games on Saturday and 49-24 in the last 73 road games, while the Oilers are 5-2 in the last 7 games after scoring two or less in the previous game and hitting Under in 6 of your last 7 home games. Lightning is one of the best in the league, but Edmonton dominated this series at home and is a good domestic dog.