Panthers vs Oilers Prediction Game 7 NHL Stanley Cup 6/24

Panthers vs Oilers Prediction Game 7 NHL Stanley Cup 6/24

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Preview: Edmonton Oilers vs. Florida Panthers - Stanley Cup Final Game 7

The Stanley Cup Final reaches its climax on June 24, 2024, as the Edmonton Oilers face off against the Florida Panthers in Game 7 at Amerant Bank Arena. With the series tied at 3-3, this decisive match will determine the 2024 Stanley Cup champion. This article provides an in-depth preview of the game, focusing on key statistics, players, and factors that could sway the outcome.

 

Edmonton Oilers

Preview

The Edmonton Oilers, boasting a 49-27-6 record with a respectable 21-18-2 away performance, are riding high on momentum after a series of dominant wins. Their recent performances have showcased their offensive prowess and resilience.

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 an astonishing 132 points, consisting of 32 goals and 100 assists.

Injury Report

  • Evander Kane (LW) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: June 23)
  • Darnell Nurse (D) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: June 23)
  • Sam Carrick (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: June 23)
  • Troy Stecher (D) - OUT (Estimated return: September 15)
  • Adam Henrique (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: June 23)

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 four of their last five games against the Panthers, including a commanding 5-1 victory in Game 6. Their offense has been particularly potent, outscoring the Panthers 26-13 over these five games.

Florida Panthers

Preview

The Florida Panthers, with a 52-24-6 record and a strong 26-13-2 home performance, aim to bounce back after consecutive losses. The Panthers' defensive solidity and balanced scoring are crucial to their game plan.

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
S. Bobrovsky 36 17 4 6 2.37 .915
A. Stolarz 16 7 2 2 2.03 .925
M. Hellberg 1 0 0 0 2.50 .922

Scoring Leaders

Sam Reinhart leads the Panthers with 94 points, including 57 goals and 37 assists.

Injury Report

  • Aleksander Barkov (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: June 23)
  • Sam Bennett (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: June 23)
  • Ryan Lomberg (LW) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: June 23)
  • Aaron Ekblad (D) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: June 23)
  • Oliver Ekman-Larsson (D) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: June 23)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.23
GA/G 2.42
SF/G 33.7
SA/G 27.8
PIM 1106
PPG 63
PP% 23.5%
PPGA 51
PK% 82.5%
SHG 8
SHGA 0

Recent Performances

The Panthers have struggled in their recent matchups, losing four of their last five games against the Oilers. Their defensive vulnerabilities have been exposed, allowing the Oilers to score freely in several high-scoring contests.

 

Prediction

The Edmonton Oilers are poised to clinch the Stanley Cup in Game 7 for several compelling reasons. The Oilers enter this decisive game with tremendous momentum, having won three straight games against the Panthers, including a dominant 5-1 victory in Game 6. Connor McDavid's extraordinary playmaking and leadership have been instrumental, while Stuart Skinner's reliable goaltending has provided a solid last line of defense. Additionally, the Oilers' potent power play and offensive depth give them a significant edge. With all the momentum on their side, expect the Oilers to capitalize on their recent successes and secure the championship.

Pick: Edmonton Oilers to win

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