Panthers vs Oilers Prediction Stanley Cup Final Game 5 6/18

Panthers vs Oilers Prediction Stanley Cup Final Game 5 6/18

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Preview: Edmonton Oilers vs. Florida Panthers - Stanley Cup Final Game 5

The Stanley Cup Final continues on June 18, 2024, as the Florida Panthers host the Edmonton Oilers in Game 5 at the Amerant Bank Arena. With the Panthers leading the series 3-1, they are just one win away from capturing the Stanley Cup. This article provides a detailed preview of the game, highlighting key statistics, players, and factors that could influence the outcome.

 

Edmonton Oilers

Preview

The Edmonton Oilers, with a 49-27-6 record and a 21-18-2 away performance, are determined to extend the series. Their explosive offense, spearheaded by Connor McDavid, will be crucial in their quest for victory.

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 incredible 132 points, including 32 goals and 100 assists.

Injury Report

  • Evander Kane (LW) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: June 18)
  • Darnell Nurse (D) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: June 17)
  • Sam Carrick (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: June 17)
  • Troy Stecher (D) - OUT (Estimated return: September 15)
  • Adam Henrique (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: June 17)

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 had a mixed performance recently, with a dominant 8-1 victory in Game 4 but losses in the previous three games against the Panthers.

Florida Panthers

Preview

The Florida Panthers, with a 52-24-6 record and a 26-13-2 home performance, are aiming to clinch the Stanley Cup on home ice. Their balanced attack and solid defense, led by standout performances from Sam Reinhart and Sergei Bobrovsky, have been critical to their playoff success.

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 17)
  • Sam Bennett (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: June 17)
  • Ryan Lomberg (LW) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: June 17)
  • Aaron Ekblad (D) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: June 17)
  • Oliver Ekman-Larsson (D) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: June 17)

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</ td>
SHGA 0

Recent Performances

The Panthers have shown their dominance in the series, winning three of the last four games against the Oilers. Their strong defensive play and effective power play have been key factors in their success.

 

Prediction

The Florida Panthers are well-positioned to win Game 5 and secure the Stanley Cup. Their balanced attack, led by Sam Reinhart and Matthew Tkachuk, combined with the stellar goaltending of Sergei Bobrovsky, gives them a significant advantage. The Panthers' strong home record and recent performances in the series demonstrate their ability to perform under pressure. Additionally, the Oilers' inconsistent play and injury concerns further tilt the odds in favor of the Panthers. Expect the Panthers to leverage their depth and home-ice advantage to clinch the championship.

Pick: Florida Panthers ML

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