Edmonton Oilers vs. Florida Panthers: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 10, 2024

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Jun 10, 2024 9:10 AM
The Florida Panthers, leading the series 1-0, will host the Edmonton Oilers in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals at the Amerant Bank Arena on Monday, June 10, 2024, at 8:00 PM. The Panthers, currently first in the Atlantic Division, look to build on their momentum against the Oilers, who are second in the Pacific Division. Expect an intense matchup as both teams battle for ultimate hockey glory.
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Oilers vs Panthers statistics

Stat Oilers Panthers
Goals For per Game 3.56 3.23
Goals Against per Game 2.88 2.42
Shots per Game 33.8 33.7
Shots Against per Game 28.1 27.8
Power Play Goals 64 63
Power Play Goals Against 53 51
Short Handed Goals 7 8
Short Handed Goals Against 0 0
Penalty Minutes 780 1106
Power Play Percentage 26.3 23.5
Penalty Kill Percentage 79.5 82.5

Florida Panthers recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/8/24 vs Edmonton Oilers W 3-0
6/1/24 vs New York Rangers W 2-1
5/30/24 @ New York Rangers W 3-2
5/28/24 vs New York Rangers W 3-2 OT
5/26/24 vs New York Rangers L 5-4 OT

Edmonton Oilers recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/8/24 @ Florida Panthers L 3-0
6/2/24 vs Dallas Stars W 2-1
5/31/24 @ Dallas Stars W 3-1
5/29/24 vs Dallas Stars W 5-2
5/27/24 vs Dallas Stars L 5-3

Oilers vs Panthers predictions

Heading into game two against the Florida Panthers, all eyes are likely to be on Edmonton's dynamic duo, especially with Zach Hyman and Connor McDavid both listed as day-to-day. If Hyman, who has netted an impressive 54 goals this season, manages to hit the ice, expect some fireworks. McDavid, on the other hand, is not just an assist machine with over a hundred this season but a crucial part of the Oilers' offensive thrust. His potential absence could sway the game significantly, but if he plays, he's bound to be a game-changer as usual. Fans will be holding their breaths in anticipation of their status updates, as their presence could very well tilt the ice.

Flipping over to the Panthers, Sam Reinhart and Matthew Tkachuk are the pair to watch. Reinhart isn’t just leading with 57 goals; his knack for being at the right place at the right time is almost uncanny. Tkachuk, assuming his day-to-day status clears up and he plays, brings more than just his 62 assists to the table. His aggressive play and ability to disrupt his opponents are vital to Florida’s game plan. The chemistry these two have developed over the season is palpable, and if they are both in the lineup, the Oilers will have their hands full trying to contain them.

So, who takes game two? With the Panthers holding home advantage and a 1-0 series lead, they certainly have the momentum. However, the Oilers have shown resilience all season, and if Hyman and McDavid lace up, they can level the series. Predicting a winner in such a tightly contested matchup isn't straightforward, but with the Panthers playing in front of a spirited home crowd and possibly a full-strength squad, they might just edge out the Oilers in this one. It's bound to be a gripping game, regardless!

Florida Panthers injuries

  • Sam Bennett (C): Day-To-Day
  • Ryan Lomberg (LW): Day-To-Day
  • Aaron Ekblad (D): Day-To-Day
  • Oliver Ekman-Larsson (D): Day-To-Day
  • Aleksander Barkov (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 Panthers game info

Venue Amerant Bank Arena
Location Sunrise, FL
Puck drop Mon 8:00 PM

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