Oilers vs Stars Game 4 Prediction NHL West Final 5/29

Oilers vs Stars Game 4 Prediction NHL West Final 5/29

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Preview: Dallas Stars vs. Edmonton Oilers - Game 4

The Western Conference Final continues on May 29, 2024, as the Dallas Stars visit the Edmonton Oilers for Game 4 at Rogers Place. The Stars lead the series 2-1 after three intense games. This article provides an in-depth preview of the matchup, including team statistics, key players, and factors that could determine the outcome of the game.

 

Dallas Stars

Preview

The Dallas Stars, with a record of 52-21-9 and an impressive away record of 26-10-5, aim to extend their series lead on the road. The Stars' balanced attack and strong defensive play have been pivotal in their success.

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
J. Oettinger 35 14 4 3 2.72 .905
S. Wedgewood 16 7 5 0 2.85 .899
M. Murray 1 0 0 1 0.00 1.000

Scoring Leaders

Jason Robertson leads the Stars with 80 points, including 29 goals and 51 assists.

Injury Report

  • Jani Hakanpaa (D) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 29)
  • Roope Hintz (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 28)
  • Tyler Seguin (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 28)
  • Mason Marchment (LW) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 28)
  • Radek Faksa (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 28)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.59
GA/G 2.83
SF/G 31.6
SA/G 28.7
PIM 554
PPG 58
PP% 24.2%
PPGA 43
PK% 82.0%
SHG 12
SHGA 0

Recent Performances

The Stars have won four of their last five games, showcasing their resilience and ability to perform under pressure.

Edmonton Oilers

Preview

The Edmonton Oilers, with a record of 49-27-6 and a strong home record of 28-9-4, look to even the series on home ice. The Oilers' high-powered offense, led by Connor McDavid, will be crucial.

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 with 132 points, including 32 goals and 100 assists.

Injury Report

  • Troy Stecher (D) - OUT (Estimated return: September 15)
  • Adam Henrique (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 28)
  • Leon Draisaitl (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 28)
  • Evander Kane (LW) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 28)
  • Mattias Janmark (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 28)

Team Stats

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

Recent Performances

The Oilers have won three of their last five games, demonstrating their offensive prowess and ability to compete at the highest level.

 

Prediction

The Dallas Stars are favored to win Game 4 and extend their series lead for several reasons. Firstly, the Stars have momentum on their side, having won the last two games convincingly. Secondly, their balanced scoring attack and strong defensive structure provide a well-rounded approach that can neutralize the Oilers' high-powered offense. Thirdly, goaltender Jake Oettinger has been reliable, offering crucial saves in tight situations. Additionally, the Stars' ability to perform on the road, coupled with the Oilers' injury concerns, gives Dallas an edge. Expect the Stars to capitalize on these factors and take a commanding 3-1 series lead.

Pick: Dallas Stars to win

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