McDavid, Oilers to host the Blue Jackets

Miami Herald
McDavid, Oilers to host the Blue Jackets
McDavid, Oilers to host the Blue Jackets

Columbus Blue Jackets (40-29-4, fifth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Edmonton Oilers (32-34-7, sixth in the Pacific Division) Edmonton, Alberta; Thursday, 9 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Connor McDavid leads Edmonton into a matchup with Columbus. He's second in the league with 105 points, scoring 36 goals and recording 69 assists. The Oilers have gone 16-17-2 in home games. Edmonton averages 9.5 penalty minutes per game, the fourth-most in the league. Zack Kassian leads the team serving 91 total minutes. The Blue Jackets are 20-13-2 in road games. Columbus has scored 31 power-play goals, converting on 15.3 percent of chances. In their last meeting on March 2, Edmonton won 4-0. TOP PERFORMERS: Leon

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