Free NHL Predictions For Tonight 1/4/16
Carolina Hurricanes vs Edmonton Oilers
January 4th 2016
Starting Goalies Tonight
- Carolina Hurricanes -> Use this link for today’s starting goalie
- Edmonton Oilers -> Cam Talbot
Cam Talbot stopped 31 of 34 shots in Saturday’s 4-3 shootout win over the Arizona Coyotes. The 28-year-old put an end to his three-game win-less streak.Talbot has a 6-11-2 record with a 2.91 goals-against-average and a .906 save percentage in 2015-16
Carolina Hurricanes Preview
Carolina currently ranks 25th in scoring, potting 2.36 goals per game. Carolina has converted on just 16.7% of their power play chances, which is 25th in the league.
The Hurricanes are absolutely horrific on defense, while the offense also blows. Carolina is 22nd in goals allowed, giving up 2.8 goals per game, while allowing teams to convert on 21.1% of their power play chances, which is 23rd in the league.
Edmonton Oilers Preview
Edmonton’s still sitting at the bottom of the Pacific Division barely holding on with 35 points. With all the number one draft picks the past few off-season’s this Oilers squad has shown no improvement. Not on defense, not on offense. Both ends of the ice are too inconsistent.
Seems like when the offense gets going, the goaltending and defense falls asleep. And vice versa. Much like the Philadelphia Flyers.
The Oilers are 22nd overall in scoring, putting up barely 2.4 goals per game, while converting on 16.5% of their power play chances, which is 26th in the league. Ont he defensive end of the ice the numbers do not get any better. Currently ranking 27th in goals allowed, giving up 3.0 gols per game, while ranking 17th in penalty killing department 79.8% – I suppose that’s at least an upside in Edmonton?
Carolina Hurricanes vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction 1/4/16
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