Kaprizov, Wild to host the Oilers

April 11, 2022 GMT

Edmonton Oilers (42-25-6, second in the Pacific) vs. Minnesota Wild (44-21-6, second in the Central)

St. Paul, Minnesota; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Kirill Kaprizov leads Minnesota into a matchup with Edmonton. He’s seventh in the league with 89 points, scoring 42 goals and recording 47 assists.

The Wild are 22-16-2 in conference games. Minnesota ranks fifth in the league recording 9.8 points per game, averaging 3.6 goals and 6.1 assists.

The Oilers are 28-12-3 in Western Conference play. Edmonton ranks fourth in the Western Conference recording 9.3 points per game, averaging 3.4 goals and 5.9 assists.

Minnesota took down Edmonton 7-3 in the last meeting between these teams on Feb. 20. Kevin Fiala scored two goals for the Wild in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Kaprizov has 89 total points for the Wild, 42 goals and 47 assists. Mats Zuccarello has 10 points over the last 10 games for Minnesota.

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Connor McDavid leads the Oilers with 66 total assists and has 108 points. Leon Draisaitl has five assists over the last 10 games for Edmonton.

LAST 10 GAMES: Wild: 7-1-2, averaging 3.5 goals, 5.9 assists, 4.1 penalties and 10.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game with a .923 save percentage.

Oilers: 7-2-1, averaging four goals, 6.5 assists, 3.4 penalties and 6.8 penalty minutes while allowing 2.9 goals per game with a .913 save percentage.

INJURIES: Wild: Matt Dumba: day to day (upper body), Jon Merrill: out (upper body).

Oilers: Kris Russell: out (covid-19 protocols).

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