Oilers vs Canucks Picks and Prediction – 5/11/2024

By: David Anicetti |

Last Updated: 05/09/2024 at 1:01 PM ET

Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks 05/10/24 - NHL Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 5/11/2024, 2:00 AM UTC
Latest Odds: EDM -140 ; O/U 6.5

Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks Prediction

The Edmonton Oilers visit Rogers Arena to play the Vancouver Canucks on Friday in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals best of seven series. The opening face off will be at 10:00 PM ET and TNT will televise the game. Edmonton lost to Vancouver 5-4 in Game 1 of the series on Wednesday. Make sure you stay up to date with all the NHL action, with our expert NHL picks.

Edmonton Oilers Preview

Edmonton was 49-27-6 with 104 points during the regular season and finished second in the Pacific Division. Edmonton needs to win Game 2 on Friday in order not to return home for Game 3, trailing 2-0 in the series. 

Edmonton is second amongst the 16 postseason teams in goals for at 4.33 per game while averaging 28.8 shots per game. Edmonton is scoring on 47.6% of their power plays during the postseason. Zach Hyman is the leading goal scorer for Edmonton with nine, while Connor McDavid is the leader in assists with 12 and is the leader in points with 13. Leon Draisaitl is second in points with 12 (5 goals, 7 assists).

Edmonton is 10th in goals against at 3.00 per game in the postseason and allowing an average of 29.8 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 six playoff games, Skinner is 4-2 with a goals against average of 2.99 and a save percentage of .893.

Vancouver Canucks Preview

Vancouver was 50-23-9 with 109 points during the regular season, finishing first in the Pacific Division. Vancouver will attempt to take a 2-0 lead in the series with a victory at home on Friday when hosting Edmonton. 

Vancouver is sixth in the NHL in goals for during the postseason at 2.57 and the Canucks are averaging 20.7 shots per game while scoring on 12.5% of their power play attempts. Brock Boeser is the leading goal scorer for Vancouver with four, while Dakota Joshua and Elias Lindholm have each scored three. J.T Miller and Quinn Hughes are the leaders in assists with five, while Boeser, Joshua and Miller are the leaders in points with seven each. 

Vancouver is fourth among the 16 playoff teams in goals against at 2.29 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 3-1 with a goals against average of 2.28 and save percentage of .908.

Our Free NHL Pick for Vancouver Canucks vs Edmonton Oilers

Oilers vs Canucks Pick

Edmonton has now lost each of its last five head-to-head versus Vancouver and will once again have a tough time on the road Friday versus the Canucks. Vancouver has won four of its last five and the Canucks have won 9 of the last 12 versus an opponent from the Pacific Division. Vancouver goalie Arturs Silvos has a 2.28 goals against average and .908 save percentage, despite giving up four goals in Game 1 to the Oilers. Final Score Prediction, Vancouver Canucks win 4-3.

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