Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 31, 2024

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May 31, 2024 9:10 AM
The Edmonton Oilers and Dallas Stars are set to face off in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals on Friday, May 31, 2024, at 8:30 PM at the American Airlines Center. The series is currently tied at 2-2, with both teams looking to gain the upper hand. Expect a high-stakes showdown as these two powerhouses battle it out for a crucial win.
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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
5/29/24 @ Edmonton Oilers L 5-2
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

Edmonton Oilers recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/29/24 vs Dallas Stars W 5-2
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

Oilers vs Stars predictions

Heading into Game 5, the Edmonton Oilers are looking squarely at their key players to step up, especially with a couple of uncertainties due to injuries. Connor McDavid, despite his day-to-day status, has been absolutely pivotal for the Oilers. With an impressive 132 points this season, if he hits the ice, expect some game-changing plays. Similarly, Zach Hyman, with his penchant for finding the back of the net, will need to shake off any lingering effects of his injury to maintain his scoring momentum. The Oilers' success in this crucial game could very well hinge on these top performers overcoming their health concerns and delivering those much-needed stellar performances.

On the flip side, the Dallas Stars have their own set of aces, notably Jason Robertson. With an 80-point season under his belt, Robertson has proven himself a formidable offensive force. His vision and ability to set up plays make him a constant threat, ensuring the Oilers defense will have their hands full. However, the Stars will feel the absence of Wyatt Johnston, their leading goal scorer, who's sidelined with an injury. This puts additional pressure on players like Robertson and the rest of the team to step up and fill that void, particularly in the scoring department.

Considering the factors on both sides, the outcome of Game 5 could be tight. However, with the Oilers potentially having both McDavid and Hyman back on the ice, even if not at full capacity, their presence alone could provide a psychological boost. Coupled with the home crowd advantage at the American Airlines Center, the Dallas Stars might just have enough to tilt the scale in their favor, especially if they harness their collective strength to compensate for Johnston's absence. My prediction? It's lean but expect the Stars to seize the moment and edge out a victory in this pivotal game.

Dallas Stars injuries

  • Chris Tanev (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

  • 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

Oilers vs Stars game info

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

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