Vancouver Canucks vs. Edmonton Oilers: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 18, 2024

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May 18, 2024 9:10 AM
The Vancouver Canucks look to close out their second-round playoff series against the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday, May 18, at 8:00 PM at Rogers Place. Leading the series 3-2, the Canucks aim to capitalize on their momentum and secure a spot in the next round. In a highly anticipated matchup, the Pacific Division rivals will face off in Game 6, with the Canucks seeking to eliminate the Oilers and advance in the NHL playoffs.
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Vancouver Canucks Analysis

As the Vancouver Canucks gear up to face off against the Edmonton Oilers, they'll be heavily reliant on the likes of Brock Boeser and Quinn Hughes to spark their offense. Boeser's 40-goal season is a promising sign, but his day-to-day injury status is a concern that can't be ignored. Meanwhile, Hughes' 75 assists make him a critical component of the Canucks' attack. If J.T. Miller, who leads the team with 103 points, can also shake off his own day-to-day injury woes, Vancouver may have just enough firepower to hang with the high-flying Oilers. However, if either of these key players is limited or sidelined, it could be a long night for the Canucks' defense.

Edmonton Oilers Analysis

As the Edmonton Oilers prepare to face off against the Vancouver Canucks, they'll be relying heavily on their dynamic duo of Zach Hyman and Connor McDavid, despite both players being listed as day-to-day with injuries. McDavid, the Oilers' captain, leads the team in both assists (100) and points (132), and his presence on the ice will be crucial in generating scoring opportunities. Meanwhile, Hyman's 54 goals make him a formidable force in the Oilers' offense. If both players can overcome their injury woes and take to the ice, the Canucks' defense will have their hands full in containing the Oilers' potent attack.

Edmonton Oilers Injuries

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

Vancouver Canucks Injuries

  • Ilya Mikheyev (RW): Day-To-Day
  • Carson Soucy (D): Suspension
  • Phillip Di Giuseppe (LW): Day-To-Day
  • Elias Pettersson (C): Day-To-Day
  • Casey DeSmith (G): Day-To-Day

How to Watch the Vancouver Canucks vs Edmonton Oilers

The Vancouver Canucks vs. Edmonton Oilers game will be televised on ESPN and is scheduled for Sat 8:00 PM.

Vancouver Canucks vs Edmonton Oilers Betting Odds

The Edmonton Oilers are favored to win, currently sitting at -195 odds, which has slightly improved from the opening odds of -200. Meanwhile, the Over/Under for the matchup is set at 6.5 goals.

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