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Edmonton Oilers vs Florida Panthers Prediction 6-21-24 Picks

Florida Panthers (67-29-8) vs. Edmonton Oilers (63-35-7)
June 21, 2024 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Edmonton Oilers -135 / Florida Panthers +115; Over/Under: +5.5
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The Florida Panthers and the Edmonton Oilers meet Friday in Game 6 NHL Stanley Cup Finals action from Rogers Place. Here’s a Edmonton Oilers vs Florida Panthers Prediction.

Game Five Recap: Oilers Stay Alive

The Edmonton Oilers will try to do the improbable and force a game seven after being down 3-0 in the series after making it 3 wins to 2 with a 5-3 win over the Panthers in game five. Connor Brown opened the scoring for Edmonton with a short-handed goal as the lone marker of the opening period before Zach Hyman doubled Edmonton’s lead just under two minutes into the second period and Connor McDavid made it 3-0 just 3:02 later. Matthew Tkachuk got Florida on the board just 1:53 after that before Corey Perry restored Edmonton’s three-goal lead with just over eight minutes to go in the second. That three-goal cushion lasted all of :12 before Evan Rodrigues cut the deficit to 4-2 and Oliver Ekman-Larsson made it 4-3 just 4:04 into the 3rd, but that’s as close as Florida would get as Connor McDavid would ice the win with an empty-netter with :19 to go to force game six back in Edmonton. Stuart Skinner got the win for the Oilers in goal after stopping 29 of 32 shots faced in the win while Sergei Bobrovsky took the loss after allowing 4 goals on 23 shots faced between the pipes for the Panthers.

Florida Panthers Player Stats

Sam Reinhart leads the Panthers in scoring with 94 points including a team-high 57 goals and 37 assists while Aleksander Barkov has 80 points with 23 goals and 57 assists. Carter Verhaeghe has 72 points with 34 goals and 38 assists while Matthew Tkachuk has 88 points with 62 assists of his own this season. Sergei Bobrovsky has posted a 36-17-4 mark with a 2.37 GAA and .915 save percentage in goal for Florida this season while Anthony Stolarz is 16-7-2 with a 2.03 GAA and a .925 save percentage this season.

Why the Florida Panthers will win

  • The Oilers have lost three of their last four games as favorites against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • The underdogs have won three of the Panthers’ last four games at Rogers Place.
  • The Panthers have covered the puck line in eight of their last nine games as underdogs against opponents on a winning streak.
  • The Oilers have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last four games as favorites following a road win.
  • The Panthers have won the third period in seven of their last eight road games against opponents on a winning streak.

Edmonton Oilers Player Stats

Connor McDavid leads the Oilers in scoring with 132 points including a team-high 100 assists while Leon Draisaitl has 106 points with 41 goals and 65 assists. Zach Hyman has 77 points with a team-high 54 goals while Evan Bouchard has 82 points with 18 goals and 64 assists as well. Evander Kane has 44 points with 24 goals and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 67 points with 49 assists this season. Stuart Skinner is 36-16-5 with a 2.62 GAA and a .905 save percentage while Calvin Pickard is 12-7-1 with a 2.45 GAA and a .909 save percentage this season.

Why the Edmonton Oilers will win

  • The Oilers have won each of their last 12 games at Rogers Place against opponents on a losing streak.
  • The Panthers have lost three of their last four road games against opponents on a winning streak.
  • The Panthers have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last four games following a loss.
  • The Oilers have won the third period in seven of their last eight home games against Atlantic Division opponents.

Edmonton Oilers vs Florida Panthers Prediction

I’m on the Oilers here. I think Edmonton’s turned this series around, and Edmonton actually believes they can force game seven. Stuart Skinner’s been a slow starter in each series this postseason, but he’s statistically gotten better as the series has progressed in each round. Right now the Panthers are on their heels and I think Edmonton smells blood in the water. I wasn’t a believer before, but the last two games have me rethinking my stance on Edmonton. I think this is going to be an awesome game, but I think Edmonton forces game seven. Give me the Oilers.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Edmonton -135

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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