Edmonton takes on Washington following Nurse's 2-goal showing

Tue, Mar 12, 2024
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Edmonton takes on Washington following Nurse's 2-goal showing

Washington Capitals (30-24-9, fifth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Edmonton Oilers (39-21-3, second in the Pacific Division)

Edmonton, Alberta; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The Edmonton Oilers host the Washington Capitals after Darnell Nurse's two-goal game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Oilers' 4-0 win.

Edmonton has a 20-8-2 record in home games and a 39-21-3 record overall. The Oilers rank sixth in league play with 220 total goals (averaging 3.5 per game).

Washington is 30-24-9 overall and 13-14-4 in road games. The Capitals have a 24-4-4 record when scoring three or more goals.

Wednesday's game is the second meeting between these teams this season. The Oilers won the previous matchup 5-0. Nurse scored two goals in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Leon Draisaitl has 32 goals and 50 assists for the Oilers. Zach Hyman has nine goals over the past 10 games.

Dylan Strome has 22 goals and 29 assists for the Capitals. Sonny Milano has scored five goals and added two assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Oilers: 6-3-1, averaging three goals, 5.3 assists, 3.8 penalties and 10.6 penalty minutes while giving up two goals per game.

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Capitals: 6-3-1, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.6 assists, 3.7 penalties and 8.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game.

INJURIES: Oilers: None listed.

Capitals: Nic Dowd: out (upper-body), Nicklas Backstrom: out (hip), Martin Fehervary: out (lower-body).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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