Canucks vs Oilers Prediction Game 5 NHL Picks 5/16

Canucks vs Oilers Prediction Game 5 NHL Picks 5/16

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Preview: Vancouver Canucks vs. Edmonton Oilers Prediction

 

Vancouver Canucks

Preview

The Vancouver Canucks host the Edmonton Oilers in Game 5 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 16, 2024, at 7:00 PM.

Team Overview

The Canucks, led by J.T. Miller and Quinn Hughes, are aiming to take the lead in the series with a strong performance at home. Their balanced attack and solid defensive play have been pivotal throughout the playoffs.

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
A. Silovs 3 0 1 0 2.47 .881

Scoring Leaders

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

Injury Report

  • Thatcher Demko (G) - Out (Expected return: May 18)
  • Carson Soucy (D) - Suspension (Expected return: May 16)
  • Phillip Di Giuseppe (LW) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 16)
  • Elias Pettersson (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 16)
  • Casey DeSmith (G) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 16)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.40
GA/G 2.70
SF/G 28.4
SA/G 28.6
PIM 764
PPG 58
PCT 22.6
PPGA 53
PCT 79.1
SHG 7
SHGA 0

Recent Performances

The Canucks have won two of their last four games against the Oilers, demonstrating their capability to compete and win crucial games.

Edmonton Oilers

Preview

The Edmonton Oilers visit the Vancouver Canucks in Game 5 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 16, 2024, at 7:00 PM.

Team Overview

The Oilers, spearheaded by Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, aim to take control of the series with a road victory. Their dynamic offense and skilled playmaking are their primary strengths.

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
J. Campbell 1 4 0 0 4.50 .873

Scoring Leaders

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

Injury Report

  • Adam Henrique (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 16)
  • Leon Draisaitl (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 16)
  • Evander Kane (LW) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 16)
  • Mattias Janmark (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 16)
  • Connor McDavid (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 16)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.56
GA/G 2.88
SF/G 33.8
SA/G 28.1
PIM 780
PPG 64
PCT 26.3
PPGA 53
PCT 79.5
SHG 7
SHGA 0

Recent Performances

The Oilers have split their last four games with the Canucks, demonstrating both offensive prowess and defensive vulnerabilities.

 

Prediction

The Vancouver Canucks have the advantage playing at home and have shown resilience throughout the series. With Thatcher Demko's potential return providing a boost in goal and their balanced scoring attack, they are well-equipped to secure a victory in Game 5. The Canucks' ability to capitalize on power play opportunities and their solid defensive structure will be key. The Oilers, despite their high-powered offense, have struggled with consistency and goaltending issues, which the Canucks can exploit. Vancouver's home ice advantage and overall team depth make them the favorites to win this pivotal game and take the lead in the series.

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