Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 16, 2024

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May 16, 2024 9:11 AM
The highly anticipated Game 5 between the Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks is set to take place on Thursday, May 16, 2024, at 10:00 PM at Rogers Arena. With the series currently tied 2-2, this matchup is poised to be a thrilling contest between two Pacific Division powerhouses. Expect an intense battle between the Oilers and Canucks as they vie for a crucial win in their Western Conference semifinal series.
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Edmonton Oilers Analysis

As the Edmonton Oilers prepare to face off against the Vancouver Canucks, their star players' health is a major concern. Both Zach Hyman and Connor McDavid are listed as day-to-day, which could significantly impact the Oilers' chances of winning. McDavid, the team's leading scorer with 132 points and 100 assists, is crucial to the Oilers' offense, and his absence would be felt. Meanwhile, Hyman's 54 goals make him a critical component of the team's scoring attack. If either or both of these players are unable to suit up, the Oilers will need to rely heavily on their supporting cast to fill the scoring void.

Vancouver Canucks Analysis

As the Edmonton Oilers prepare to face off against the Vancouver Canucks, they'll need to keep a close eye on the Canucks' dynamic duo of Brock Boeser and J.T. Miller. Both players are key contributors to the Canucks' offense, with Boeser's 40 goals and Miller's 103 points leading the team. However, with both players currently listed as day-to-day due to injury, the Oilers may catch a break. If they're unable to suit up, the Oilers should look to exploit the Canucks' defense, which has struggled at times this season. On the other hand, Quinn Hughes remains a major threat from the blue line, with his 75 assists leading the team. The Oilers' defense will need to be sharp to contain the talented young defenseman and limit the Canucks' transition game.

Vancouver Canucks Injuries

  • Thatcher Demko (G): Out
  • Carson Soucy (D): Suspension
  • Phillip Di Giuseppe (LW): Day-To-Day
  • Elias Pettersson (C): Day-To-Day
  • Casey DeSmith (G): 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

How to Watch the Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks

The Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks game will be televised on TNT and is scheduled for Thu 10:00 PM.

Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks Betting Odds

The Edmonton Oilers are favored to win, with current odds of -145, a significant shift from the opening odds which had the Vancouver Canucks as +125 underdogs. Meanwhile, the Over/Under for total goals scored is set at 6.5.

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