By: Jason BrennanThe Edmonton Oilers are one of the best teams in the NHL.
That is until they go out and take down the Nashville Predators.
The Oilers are tied for the third best record in the league and sit at a solid 9-1-1 on the season.
That would be the second best record of any team in the Western Conference, which would be tied for third best in the West.
The Predators are also one of a handful of teams to go on a seven-game losing streak.
They have lost four straight games to finish the season with a minus-7 differential.
They’re also one game ahead of the Oilers for the second wild card spot in the conference.
The teams are tied with the Ottawa Senators for the fifth most points in the division, and their 15th in the 20-team NHL.
The Preds also have a record of 6-1, a win-loss record of 1-5-0 and have won four straight.
The Preds and Oilers are both coming off a two-game winning streak.
The Oilers defeated the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday in Edmonton and then the Nashville Sharks on Tuesday.
They defeated the Calgary Flames on Saturday in Edmonton, then the Calgary Stampeders on Tuesday in Edmonton.
The Wild are on a four-game win streak and are on pace for their fifth straight victory.
They beat the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday, then defeated the Minnesota Wild on Monday.
They won’t be playing for the Stanley Cup for the first time since 2007.
The Blues are on an 11-game unbeaten streak and sit third in the Central Division, and they’ll be playing at home for the seventh time in eight games.
The Blues are tied at 12-8-1 with 16 points.
The Edmonton Flames and Chicago Blackhawks will meet for the fourth time this season in Chicago, with the Flames winning the first meeting on Feb. 23, 2018.