Scouting the playoff race: Edmonton Oilers

A familiar foe of the Vegas Golden Knights, the Edmonton Oilers have tons of star power. But can the Golden Knights foil them again?
Edmonton Oilers v Vegas Golden Knights
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1. The case for the Edmonton Oilers

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Connor McDavid (29 goals, 96 assists) and Leon Draisaitl (38 goals, 60 assists). Those two names alone can wreak havoc on any team, racking up goals quickly. Having the two best players in the world gives the Edmonton Oilers a chance against any team, including the Vegas Golden Knights.

But it hasn't just been McDavid and Draisaitl that have been the driving force for Edmonton. Winger Zach Hyman's having an incredible season, scoring 52 goals this season. Defenseman Evan Bouchard has also flown under the radar, chipping in 60 assists.

With new pieces like Adam Henrique and Corey Perry in the lineup, the Oilers are more well-rounded regarding scoring. Also, Edmonton still has a lethal power play, ranking second in the NHL in this category (27.8%). If the Vegas Golden Knights aren't careful, McDavid and Draisaitl will burn them again, along with Edmonton's other pieces.