Edmonton Oilers vs. Florida Panthers: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 18, 2024

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Jun 18, 2024 9:10 AM
The Florida Panthers are on the cusp of making history, needing just one more win to clinch the Stanley Cup as they face off against the Edmonton Oilers in Game 5 on Tuesday, June 18th at 8:00 PM at Amerant Bank Arena. With the series currently 3-1 in their favor, the Panthers are poised to seize their second chance at capturing the Cup. Meanwhile, the Oilers will aim to force a Game 6 and extend their playoff run.
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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
6/15/24 @ Edmonton Oilers L 8-1
6/13/24 @ Edmonton Oilers W 4-3
6/10/24 vs Edmonton Oilers W 4-1
6/8/24 vs Edmonton Oilers W 3-0
6/1/24 vs New York Rangers W 2-1

Edmonton Oilers recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/15/24 vs Florida Panthers W 8-1
6/13/24 vs Florida Panthers L 4-3
6/10/24 @ Florida Panthers L 4-1
6/8/24 @ Florida Panthers L 3-0
6/2/24 vs Dallas Stars W 2-1

Oilers vs Panthers predictions

With the Edmonton Oilers' backs against the wall in Game 5, the spotlight undoubtedly falls on Connor McDavid. Despite battling an injury, McDavid's resilience and playmaking abilities have never been in question. If he's anywhere near full health, expect him to bring his best to the ice, particularly in creating scoring chances and racking up assists. However, with Zach Hyman also listed as day-to-day, the Oilers may need their star winger to recover swiftly, as Hyman's dynamic goal-scoring prowess could be crucial in turning the tide for the team.

Turning our attention to the Florida Panthers, Sam Reinhart and Matthew Tkachuk are set to impact the outcome significantly. Reinhart, leading with an impressive 57 goals this season, has been a consistent threat in the offensive zone. If he continues on this trajectory, he could be the difference-maker. Meanwhile, Tkachuk, assuming he shakes off his day-to-day status, will be pivotal not just for his assists but his overall game presence that disrupts opponents and opens up opportunities for his teammates.

As for predicting the winner, the Panthers, stepping onto the ice with the series advantage and the home crowd backing them at the Amerant Bank Arena, appear to have the upper edge. They've shown resilience and determination throughout the playoffs. Considering the high stakes and the pressure on Edmonton to extend the series, the Panthers' robust lineup and tactical depth might just see them through to clinch the Cup. Yet, with such high levels of talent and desperation from the Oilers, it's bound to be a nail-biter. But one thing's sure - it'll be a game you wouldn't want to miss!

Florida Panthers injuries

  • Aleksander Barkov (C): Day-To-Day
  • 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

Edmonton Oilers injuries

  • Evander Kane (LW): Day-To-Day
  • Darnell Nurse (D): Day-To-Day
  • Sam Carrick (C): Day-To-Day
  • Troy Stecher (D): Out
  • Adam Henrique (C): Day-To-Day

Oilers vs Panthers game info

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

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