Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 23, 2024

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May 23, 2024 9:10 AM
The Dallas Stars, fresh off their victories over the last two Stanley Cup champions, prepare to take on the Edmonton Oilers in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final at the American Airlines Center. With their top-seeded status, the Stars aim to continue their dominant run against the Oilers on Thursday, May 23, at 8:30 PM. The Stars look to capitalize on their momentum in front of their home crowd.
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Oilers vs Stars statistics

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

Dallas Stars recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/17/24 @ Colorado Avalanche W 2-1 2OT
5/15/24 vs Colorado Avalanche L 5-3
5/13/24 @ Colorado Avalanche W 5-1
5/11/24 @ Colorado Avalanche W 4-1
5/9/24 vs Colorado Avalanche W 5-3

Edmonton Oilers recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/20/24 @ Vancouver Canucks W 3-2
5/18/24 vs Vancouver Canucks W 5-1
5/16/24 @ Vancouver Canucks L 3-2
5/14/24 vs Vancouver Canucks W 3-2
5/12/24 vs Vancouver Canucks L 4-3

Oilers vs Stars predictions

As the Dallas Stars gear up to take on the Edmonton Oilers in the Western Conference Final, all eyes will be on the Oilers' dynamic duo, Zach Hyman and Connor McDavid. I think Hyman, who's been nursing a day-to-day injury, will still manage to find the back of the net at least once, given his impressive 54-goal season. McDavid, on the other hand, is a force to be reckoned with - his 100 assists and 132 points this season are a testament to his incredible skill. Despite being listed as day-to-day, I expect McDavid to lead the Oilers' charge, setting up his teammates for scoring opportunities and creating chaos on the ice.

Meanwhile, the Dallas Stars will be relying on their own stars to shine bright. Wyatt Johnston, unfortunately, will be missing in action due to injury, but Jason Robertson is more than capable of carrying the load. With 51 assists and 80 points this season, Robertson has proven himself to be a playmaking machine. I foresee him creating plenty of scoring chances for his teammates, and potentially even burying a goal or two himself. The Stars will need a collective effort to take down the Oilers, but with Robertson leading the charge, they have a good chance of making it happen.

So, who will come out on top in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final? Considering the firepower on both sides, I think this one's going to be a closely contested game. The Stars' strong defense and Robertson's playmaking prowess might just give them the edge they need to take down the Oilers. My prediction? The Dallas Stars will take Game 1 with a narrow 4-3 victory, setting the stage for an intense series to come. What do you think - will the Oilers' superstars prove too much for the Stars, or can Dallas pull off the upset?

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

Edmonton Oilers injuries

  • Adam Henrique (C): Day-To-Day
  • Leon Draisaitl (C): Day-To-Day
  • Evander Kane (LW): Day-To-Day
  • Mattias Janmark (C): Day-To-Day
  • Connor McDavid (C): Day-To-Day

Oilers vs Stars game info

Venue American Airlines Center
Location Dallas, TX
Puck drop Thu 8:30 PM

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