Dallas Stars vs. Edmonton Oilers: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 29, 2024

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May 29, 2024 9:10 AM
The Dallas Stars, leading the series 2-1, travel to Rogers Place to face off against the Edmonton Oilers in Game 4 of the West Final on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at 8:30 PM. With their strong regular season performance, the Stars look to build on their series lead, while the Oilers aim to even the series on their home ice. Expect an intense clash between two of the Western Conference's top teams.
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Stars vs Oilers statistics

Stat Stars Oilers
Goals For per Game 3.59 3.56
Goals Against per Game 2.83 2.88
Shots per Game 31.6 33.8
Shots Against per Game 28.7 28.1
Power Play Goals 58 64
Power Play Goals Against 43 53
Short Handed Goals 12 7
Short Handed Goals Against 0 0
Penalty Minutes 554 780
Power Play Percentage 24.2 26.3
Penalty Kill Percentage 82.0 79.5

Edmonton Oilers recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/27/24 vs Dallas Stars L 5-3
5/25/24 @ Dallas Stars L 3-1
5/23/24 @ Dallas Stars W 3-2 2OT
5/20/24 @ Vancouver Canucks W 3-2
5/18/24 vs Vancouver Canucks W 5-1

Dallas Stars recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/27/24 @ Edmonton Oilers W 5-3
5/25/24 vs Edmonton Oilers W 3-1
5/23/24 vs Edmonton Oilers L 3-2 2OT
5/17/24 @ Colorado Avalanche W 2-1 2OT
5/15/24 vs Colorado Avalanche L 5-3

Stars vs Oilers predictions

Now, focusing on the Dallas Stars, their performance in this upcoming game could hinge on guys like Jason Robertson. With Wyatt Johnston out due to his injury, much of the offensive load will naturally fall on Robertson's shoulders. Last checking in, he had racked up an impressive 51 assists and totaled 80 points this season. You’ve got to think, without Johnston, will Robertson step up his game even further? His ability to create plays and score under pressure will be critical, especially with the series leaning in their favor. Robertson’s performance in this match could very well dictate the pace for the Stars.

Switching gears to the Edmonton Oilers, all eyes will likely be on Connor McDavid, despite his day-to-day injury status. McDavid, a powerhouse with 132 points this season, including 100 assists, is an undeniable force on ice. Even slightly below par, his presence could dramatically shift the dynamics of the game. Then there's Zach Hyman, who's also listed as day-to-day but has been phenomenal with a total of 54 goals so far. If both can play, or even if just one can, they’ll inject some much-needed vitality into the Oilers' lineup, possibly reversing their fortunes in the series.

Given the current standing and the uncertainties in the Oilers' camp concerning player health, this game could tilt in favor of the Dallas Stars. They're already up in the series, and even with the absence of Wyatt Johnston, they have depth and momentum. But, if McDavid and Hyman are anywhere near ready and can make an impact, it wouldn’t be the first time we've seen the Oilers turn things around dramatically. Still, with the Stars' consistent performance and Robertson poised to lead, my money's leaning towards Dallas clinching this one. What do you think? Can the Oilers pull a rabbit out of their hat, or will the Stars shine brighter in this crucial encounter?

Edmonton Oilers injuries

  • Troy Stecher (D): Out
  • Adam Henrique (C): Day-To-Day
  • Leon Draisaitl (C): Day-To-Day
  • Evander Kane (LW): Day-To-Day
  • Mattias Janmark (C): Day-To-Day

Dallas Stars injuries

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

Stars vs Oilers game info

Venue Rogers Place
Location Edmonton, AB
Puck drop Wed 8:30 PM

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