Edmonton beat Ottawa in two games and advanced to third place in the division, two points behind Montreal

Here are five things you should know about Thursday’s Canadiens Oilers game at the Bell Center (19 pp) m, TSN2, RDS, TSN 690 Radio, 985 FM):

The dynamic duo of the Oilers: Edmonton has the strongest double victory in the league with Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. They have three NHL titles between them and are the runaway front-runners in this year’s race McDavid has the No. 1 place with 27 points , of which nine goals Draisaitl, who was the most valuable player and top scorer last season, is right behind him with eight goals and 25 points. In the first two games against Montreal they were kept to one point, a second support for McDavid

The supporting cast: Production has dropped sharply after McDavid and Draisaitl Ryan Nugent-Hopkins defenseman Tyson Barrie and Darnell Nurse each have 11 points Head coach Dave Tippett said he wanted more from the failed Canadian reclamation project Zack Kassian, but got more than he expected when Kassian broke his hand in a fight with Erik Gudbranson of Ottawa Jesse Puljujarvi, a fourth overall winner in 2016, is back after a year in Finland and has only five points in 15 games. An injury to Mike Smith means that goalkeeper Mikko Koskinen has been revised and surpassed

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