A battle between the young cub and the old lion headlines Wednesday night’s NHL action as Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers take on Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Wednesday night marks the first of two games this season between two of the league’s brightest stars.
McDavid is off to another ripping start to the season posting 36 points in Edmonton’s first 20 games. You can’t look away when the 24-year-old is on the ice, as he has the ability to produce a highlight in the blink of an eye.
These days, Crosby has less of those types of highlights left in the tank, but he certainly has an appreciation of the skill McDavid possesses.
“You don’t want to be on the other side of that if you’re on the ice,” Crosby told reporters when speaking of McDavid’s highlight reel goals on Tuesday. “But I think you have a certain level of appreciation. That’s fun to see, it’s great for the game and it’s great to see someone at that level, doing what he’s doing.”
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After starting the season out due to a wrist injury and again missing some time with COVID-19, Crosby is slowly starting to find his form. The Cole Harbour native will ride into Wednesday’s game on a three-game point streak. Crosby’s little hot streak hasn’t resulted in wins for the Pens however as Pittsburgh will roll into Edmonton on a two-game losing streak.
Can the Pens get back in the win column? Or will McDavid and the Oilers be inhospitable hosts?
Here’s everything you need to know to watch the first meeting between the young cub and the old lion.
What channel is Oilers vs. Penguins on?
- Date: Wed., Nov. 30
- Time: 10 p.m. ET
- TV channel (Canada) : SN1, SN360, TVAS
- TV channel (U.S.): TNT
- Stream : SN NOW (Canada)
McDavid vs. Crosby will get the national stage in the U.S. with the NHL on TNT airing the highly-anticipated showdown. Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk and Keith Jones will be on the call.
Coverage of the game will be preceded by NHL on TNT Face Off with host Liam McHugh being joined by Rick Tocchet, Anson Carter and Paul Bissonnette.
Betting odds for Oilers vs. Penguins
For bettors in the U.S., FanDuel lists the Oilers as -132 moneyline favorites, meaning it would take a $132 dollar wager to profit $100.
For Canadian bettors, Sports Interaction also lists the Oilers as -132 moneyline favorites.
The puckline is listed at Oilers -1.5 with the over/under for total goals placed at 6.0.
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When are the Penguins next five games?
|1/12/21||10:00 pm||@||Edmonton Oilers|
|4/12/21||10:00 pm||@||Vancouver Canucks|
|6/12/21||10:00 pm||@||Seattle Kraken|
|10/12/21||7:00 pm||@||Washington Capitals|
|11/12/21||7:00 pm||vs.||Anaheim Ducks|
When are the Oilers next five games?
|1/12/21||10:00 pm||vs.||Pittsburgh Penguins|
|3/12/21||10:00 pm||@||Seattle Kraken|
|5/12/21||8:00 pm||vs.||Los Angeles Kings|
|7/12/21||9:00 pm||vs.||Minnesota Wild|
|9/12/21||9:00 pm||vs.||Boston Bruins|