Stars vs Oilers Prediction Game 5 NHL West Final 5/31

Stars vs Oilers Prediction Game 5 NHL West Final 5/31

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Preview: Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars - Game 5

The Western Conference Final heats up on May 31, 2024, as the Edmonton Oilers face off against the Dallas Stars in Game 5 at the American Airlines Center. With the series tied 2-2, both teams are eager to gain the upper hand in this pivotal matchup. 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, boasting a 49-27-6 record and a solid 21-18-2 away performance, seek to carry their momentum from Game 4 into Game 5. The Oilers' explosive offense, led by superstar Connor McDavid, is crucial for their success.

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 astounding 132 points, comprising 32 goals and 100 assists.

Injury Report

  • Troy Stecher (D) - OUT (Estimated return: September 15)
  • Adam Henrique (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 30)
  • Leon Draisaitl (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 30)
  • Evander Kane (LW) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 30)
  • Mattias Janmark (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 30)

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 shown resilience, winning three of their last five games, including a decisive 5-2 victory in Game 4.

Dallas Stars

Preview

The Dallas Stars, with a 52-21-9 record and a strong home performance of 26-11-4, look to bounce back after their Game 4 loss. The Stars' disciplined defense and balanced offense have been key components of 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 31)
  • Chris Tanev (D) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 31)
  • Roope Hintz (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 30)
  • Tyler Seguin (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 30)
  • Mason Marchment (LW) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 30)

Team Stats

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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 split their last four games with the Oilers, showcasing their ability to compete at a high level but also highlighting areas where they need to improve.

 

Prediction

The Edmonton Oilers are poised to win Game 5 and take a crucial series lead for several reasons. First, Connor McDavid's extraordinary playmaking abilities and leadership have been instrumental in the Oilers' success. Second, goaltender Stuart Skinner has been solid, providing key saves when needed. Third, the Oilers' power play is highly effective, and their recent victory in Game 4 demonstrated their resilience and capability to perform under pressure. Despite playing away, the Oilers' offensive depth and momentum from the previous win give them an edge. Expect the Oilers to leverage these strengths and secure a win in Game 5.

Pick: Edmonton Oilers to win

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