Oilers vs Canucks Picks and Prediction – 5/9/2024

By: David Anicetti |

Last Updated: 05/07/2024 at 5:19 PM ET

Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks 05/08/24 - NHL Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 5/9/2024, 2:00 AM UTC
Latest Odds: EDM -130 ; O/U 6

Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks Prediction

The Edmonton Oilers visit the Vancouver Canucks at the Rogers Arena on Wednesday for Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals best of seven series. The opening face off will be at 10:00 PM ET and ESPN will televise the game. Edmonton defeated the Los Angeles Kings in their quarterfinals series 4-1, while Vancouver defeated Nashville in their series 4-2. Make sure you stay up to date with all the NHL action, with our expert NHL picks.

Edmonton Oilers Preview

Edmonton finished the regular season 49-27-6 with 104 points and was second in the Pacific Division, five points behind division winner Vancouver. Edmonton will look to take home ice advantage away from Vancouver with the victory in Game 1 on Wednesday. 

Edmonton is second amongst the 16 postseason teams in goals for at 4.40 per game while averaging 31 shots per game. Edmonton is scoring on 45% of their power plays during the postseason. Zach Hyman is the leading goal scorer for Edmonton with seven, while Connor McDavid is the leader in assists with 11 and is the leader in points with 12. Leon Draisaitl is second in points with 10 (5 goals, 5 assists).

Edmonton is eighth in goals against at 2.60 per game in the postseason and allowing an average of 29 shots per game. During the regular season, Edmonton goalie Stuart Skinner was 36-16-5 with a goals against average of 2.62 and save percentage of .905. In five playoff games, Skinner is 4-1 with a goals against average of 2.59 and a save percentage of .910.

Vancouver Canucks Preview

Vancouver completed the regular season 50-23-9 with 109 points and won the Pacific Division. Vancouver will look to use its home ice advantage to take an early 1-0 lead in the series with a win on Wednesday in Game 1.

Vancouver is 13th in the NHL in goals for during the postseason at 2.17 and the Canucks are averaging only 20.2 shots per game while scoring on 15.4% of their power play attempts. Brock Boeser is the leading goal scorer for Vancouver with four and four other players have two goals each for the Canucks. J.T Miller and Quinn Hughes are the leaders in assists with five, while Boeser and Miller are the leaders in points with six each. 

Vancouver is third amongst the 16 playoff teams in goals against at 2.00 per game. During the regular season Vancouver goalie Arturs Silovs was 3-0-1 with a goals against average of 2.47 and save percentage of .881. In three playoff games, Silovs is 2-1 with a goals against average of 1.70 and save percentage of .938.

Our Free NHL Pick for Vancouver Canucks vs Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton lost each of its four games head-to-head versus Vancouver during the regular season. In two games on the road versus Vancouver during the regular season Edmonton was outscored 14-3. Vancouver has won six of its last nine leading up to this matchup and had just a slightly tougher time versus Nashville then Edmonton had versus Los Angeles, needing six games to win the series while Edmonton won its series in five games. However, Vancouver has been dominant versus Edmonton and that will continue on Wednesday. Final Score Prediction, Vancouver Canucks win 5-2.

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