Oilers vs Canucks Picks and Prediction – 5/21/2024

By: David Anicetti |

Last Updated: 05/19/2024 at 4:32 PM ET

Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks 05/20/24 - NHL Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 5/21/2024, 1:00 AM UTC
Latest Odds: EDM -145 ; O/U 6

Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks Prediction

The Edmonton Oilers visit Rogers Arena on Monday to play the Vancouver Canucks in the deciding seventh game of the Western Conference semifinals series. The opening face off will be at 8:00 PM ET and ESPN will televise the game. Edmonton defeated Vancouver 5-1 in Game 6 on Saturday night to force Game 7 back in Vancouver. Monday’s winner will move on to play Dallas in the Western Conference Finals. Make sure you stay up to date with all the NHL action, with our expert NHL picks.

Edmonton Oilers Preview

Edmonton was able to level this semifinals series at 3-3 with a victory at home on Saturday of 5-1 in Game 6. Stewart Skinner returned to play between the pipes for Edmonton in Game 6 and came up big with 14 saves after sitting out Games 4 and 5. 

During the regular season, Edmonton was 49-27-6, finishing with 104 points, which was second in the Pacific Division. Edmonton is leading the NHL during the playoffs in goals for with an average of 3.91 per game and is taking an average of 29.9 shots per game. Edmonton is scoring 36.8% of the time on the power play. Zach Hyman is leading the Oilers in goals scored with 10, while Connor McDavid is the leader in assists with 19 and is second in points with 21 . Leon Draisaitl is the leader in points with 23.

Edmonton is ninth in goals against at 2.82 per game during the playoffs. 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 nine playoff games, Skinner is 6-3 with a goals against average of 2.97 and a save percentage of .881.

Vancouver Canucks Preview

Vancouver will now have to regroup from a four-goal loss on the road in Game 6 on Saturday and bounce back with a strong effort in Game 7 Monday. Nils Hoglander scored for Vancouver in the first period on Saturday but the Canucks would not score again, giving up four unanswered goals following their only goal of the game. 

Vancouver finished first in the Pacific Division with a record of 50-23-9 and 109 points during the regular season. Vancouver is 10th in goals for during the playoffs at 2.58 per game and the Canucks are averaging 21.1 shots per game while scoring 15.2% of the time on the power play. Brock Boeser is the leading goal scorer for Vancouver with seven and Elias Lindholm is second with five. J.T Miller and Quinn Hughes are the leaders in assists with nine apiece, while Boeser and Miller lead in points with 12 apiece. 

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 nine playoff appearances, Silovs is 5-4 with a goals against average of 2.89 and save percentage of .898. Vancouver is eighth among the playoff teams in goals against at 2.75 per game.

Our Free NHL Pick for Vancouver Canucks vs Edmonton Oilers

Oilers vs Canucks Pick

Edmonton received strong play from goalie Stuart Skinner, upon his return after not playing Games 4 and 5. Edmonton's scoring attack also regained life in Game 6 with five goals and Connor McDavid had three assists to bring his total to 19 during the playoffs. Edmonton has won six of the last 9 overall and the Oilers have won 14 of the last 19 versus an opponent from the Pacific Division. Final Score Prediction, Edmonton Oilers win 5-3.

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