Stars vs Oilers Game 3 Prediction NHL West Final 5/27

Stars vs Oilers Game 3 Prediction NHL West Final 5/27

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Preview: Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars - Game 3

The Western Conference Final shifts to Edmonton on May 27, 2024, as the Oilers host the Dallas Stars for Game 3 at Rogers Place. The series is tied 1-1 after two intense games in Dallas. 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, boasting a record of 52-21-9 and an impressive away record of 26-10-5, aim to take control of the series on the road. The Stars' balanced offense and solid defensive play will be key in this pivotal game.

Team Overview

Jason Robertson leads the Stars in points, while Wyatt Johnston is the top goal scorer. The Stars' depth and strong two-way play make them a formidable opponent.

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

  • Roope Hintz (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 27)
  • Jani Hakanpaa (D) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 27)
  • Tyler Seguin (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 26)
  • Mason Marchment (LW) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 26)
  • Radek Faksa (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 26)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.59
GA/G 2.83
SF/G 31.6
SA/G 28.7

Recent Performances

The Stars have shown resilience in their last five games, with three wins and two losses. They bounced back from a double-overtime loss in Game 1 to secure a solid victory in Game 2.

Edmonton Oilers

Preview

The Edmonton Oilers, with a record of 49-27-6 and a strong home record of 28-9-4, look to leverage home-ice advantage to take the lead in the series. The Oilers' high-powered offense, led by Connor McDavid, will be pivotal.

Team Overview

Connor McDavid leads the Oilers with an astonishing 132 points, showcasing his playmaking and scoring abilities. The Oilers' offense is complemented by Zach Hyman's goal-scoring prowess and Leon Draisaitl's all-around play.

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

  • Adam Henrique (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 27)
  • Leon Draisaitl (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 26)
  • Evander Kane (LW) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 26)
  • Mattias Janmark (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 26)
  • Connor McDavid (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 26)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.56
GA/G 2.88
SF/G 33.8
SA/G 28.1

Recent Performances

The Oilers have been consistent in their last five games, with three wins and two losses. They won a thrilling double-overtime Game 1 but lost Game 2 as the series shifted to Edmonton.

 

Prediction

The Dallas Stars are the pick to win Game 3 due to their balanced approach and recent form. The Stars' ability to bounce back after tough losses, as seen in Game 2, demonstrates their resilience. Their defensive capabilities, coupled with strong goaltending from Jake Oettinger, give them an edge in closely contested games. Additionally, the Stars' depth and ability to generate offense from multiple lines make them a tough matchup for the Oilers, who have shown some vulnerability on defense. Expect the Stars to capitalize on their opportunities and take the lead in the series.

 

Pick: Dallas Stars to win

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