Canucks vs Oilers Game 1 Prediction NHL Playoffs Picks 5/8

Canucks vs Oilers Game 1 Prediction NHL Playoffs Picks 5/8

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Preview: Vancouver Canucks vs. Edmonton Oilers Prediction

 

Vancouver Canucks

Preview

The Vancouver Canucks host the Edmonton Oilers in Game 1 of the second round at Rogers Arena. Here's a preview of the matchup, featuring player stats, recent team performances, and predictions for the game scheduled on May 8, 2024, at 7:00 PM.

Team Overview

The Canucks, led by J.T. Miller and Thatcher Demko, enter the second round with confidence after dominating the Oilers in the regular season. With a potent offense and solid goaltending, they aim to continue their success against their division rivals.

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
T. Demko 35 14 2 5 2.45 .918
C. DeSmith 12 9 6 1 2.89 .896

Scoring Leaders

J.T. Miller leads the Canucks in points with 103, including 37 goals.

Injury Report

  • Elias Pettersson (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 8)
  • Thatcher Demko (G) - OUT (Expected return: May 16)
  • Casey DeSmith (G) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 7)
  • Tyler Myers (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 7)
  • Brock Boeser (RW) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 7)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.40
GA/G 2.70

Recent Performances

The Canucks won their last game against the Nashville Predators and aim to continue their momentum into the second round.

 

Edmonton Oilers

Preview

The Edmonton Oilers visit the Vancouver Canucks in Game 1 of the second round at Rogers Arena. Here's a preview of the matchup, featuring player stats, recent team performances, and predictions for the game scheduled on May 8, 2024, at 7:00 PM.

Team Overview

The Oilers, led by Connor McDavid and Stuart Skinner, face a tough challenge against a Canucks team that dominated them in the regular season. With key players dealing with injuries, they need a strong team effort to overcome their division rivals.

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
S. Skinner 36 16 5 2 2.62 .905
C. Pickard 12 7 1 1 2.45 .909

Scoring Leaders

Connor McDavid leads the Oilers in points with 132, including 32 goals.

Injury Report

  • Adam Henrique (C) - OUT (Expected return: May 10)
  • Evander Kane (LW) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 7)
  • Mattias Janmark (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 7)
  • Leon Draisaitl (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 7)
  • Connor McDavid (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 7)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.56
GA/G 2.88

Recent Performances

The Oilers won their last game against the Los Angeles Kings and aim to carry that momentum into the second round.

 

Prediction

The Vancouver Canucks are predicted to win Game 1 against the Edmonton Oilers based on their dominant performance against the Oilers in the regular season. With home-ice advantage and a strong lineup, including J.T. Miller and Thatcher Demko, the Canucks are expected to capitalize on their previous success and secure a victory in the opening game of the series.

 

Pick: Vancouver Canucks win

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