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Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks: predictions, odds and how to watch Game 7

By Vaseline May26,2024
Edmonton Oilers vs.  Vancouver Canucks: predictions, odds and how to watch Game 7

Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid (97) defends against Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes (43) during the first period in game five of the second round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Arena.

Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid (97) defends against Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes (43) during the first period in game five of the second round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Arena.

We are one game away from the Conference Finals of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. So, which team gets such an honor: the team with the generational superstar who has struggled to find success in the playoffs, or the team that hasn’t advanced past the second round since 2011?

The Vancouver Canucks may be playing at home, but they are at a disadvantage with star forward Brock Boeser out for Game 7 with a blood clotting problem that thankfully is not considered life-threatening. Boeser had an excellent playoff run with 12 points in as many games.

The Edmonton Oilers, on the other hand, are looking for their second Conference Finals appearance in three years. Despite recent success, the Oilers haven’t won a Stanley Cup since 1990, and they haven’t even been to a Cup Final since 2006. Despite the immense talent of guys like Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, the Oilers have not been able to get over the hump with those two leading the way. It’s clear that this game is huge for both franchises.

Here’s everything you need to know about tonight’s Game 7 showdown.

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Predictions for Oilers-Canucks, Game 7:

Ryan Clark, ESPN: Canucks 4, Oilers 3

Clark writes: “The odds of Game 7 being decided by one goal are extremely realistic. Until Game 6, every game of this series was decided by one goal. Furthermore, the Canucks had played nine consecutive one-goal games this postseason until losing Game 6. It’s possible the Oilers will have another offensive outburst, but in a series this tight, it would be fitting that the final conclusion be determined by the narrowest of margins.”

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, NHL.com: Oil companies to win

Cotsonika writes: “This is Game 7, and Oilers forwards Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid are two of the best players in the world, so I’m going with Edmonton. I know Draisaitl and McDavid haven’t been at their best in this series, and I know the Canucks have the final change at home, which will allow them to dictate the matchups. I also know that anyone can be the hero in Game 7. But this should be the time for Draisaitl and McDavid to take the next step have to make a difference at a crucial moment, and I bet they will be right now.”

Andrew DeWitt, the athletic: Edmonton has to win

DeWitt notes that 67% of The Athletics The staff picked the Oilers to win this Game 7. He also points out that while Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko could potentially return to the ice for Game 7 of the series, Canucks’ coach Rick Tocchet has already informed the media that won’t happen. Demko’s absence is obviously a huge blow to Vancouver, but it’s not like they haven’t played the entire series without him.

The Canucks also haven’t hosted a Game 7 since losing the Stanley Cup Finals in 2011. Perhaps the team’s unfamiliarity with these pressures will be their downfall.

Oilers-Canucks, Game 7 Odds:

According to BetMGM odds, the Edmonton Oilers are favorites to beat the Vancouver Canucks in Monday’s Game 7 matchup. Do you want to bet? Check out the best mobile sports betting apps offering sports betting promotions in 2024.

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How to watch Oilers vs. Canucks, Game 7 to watch:

When: Monday May 20

Time: 9pm ET/6pm PT

Where: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia

TV: ESPN

Current: ESPN+, fubo TV

Stream the game: Watch the 2024 NHL Playoffs with a fubo subscription

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