The Battle of Alberta series started with a 9-5 Flames win but it has been all Oilers since then. Calgary is now 3-1 down and will have to win tonight when they host the Edmonton Oilers at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, on May 26, 2022.
- Calgary Flames vs Edmonton Oilers
- NHL – Western Conference Playoffs, Round 2, Game 5
- Date – 26/5/2022
- Starting time – 9.30 PM ET
- Venue: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta
Calgary Flames Stats & Form
The Calgary Flames won 9-6 in the opening game of the series but have been dominated by the Oilers since then. Now they are facing elimination and will have to fight tonight to keep their season alive.
Calgary has a 50-21-11 record overall and a 15-8-2 record in Pacific Division play. The Flames rank sixth in NHL play with 291 total goals (averaging 3.6 per game).
Elias Lindholm has 42 goals and 40 assists for the Flames. Matthew Tkachuk has scored four goals with five assists over the last 10 games.
The Flames are 4-6-0 in the last 10 games, averaging three goals, five assists, six penalties and 15.4 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game.
Calgary Flames News
Tyler Parsons and Sean Monahan will not play for the Flames tonight while Christopher Tanev is questionable.
Edmonton Oilers Stats & Form
The Edmonton Oilers are on a great run winning three straight games against the Calgary Flames, scoring at least 4 goals in each game of the series against the third-best defensive team in the league.
Edmonton has gone 49-27-6 overall with a 19-5-0 record in Pacific Division play. The Oilers have scored 285 total goals (3.5 per game) to rank seventh in the league.
Leon Draisaitl has 55 goals and 55 assists for the Oilers. Kane has 12 goals and three assists over the past 10 games.
The Oilers are 7-2-1 in the last 10 games, averaging 4.4 goals, 7.1 assists, 5.8 penalties and 14.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.
Edmonton Oilers News
Oscar Klefbom will not play for Edmonton tonight.
Calgary Flames vs Edmonton Oilers Head-to-Head Stats
Edmonton has won 6 of the last 10 head-to-head games.
Six of the last ten games between these two teams have ended over 6.5 goals.
Calgary Flames vs Edmonton Oilers Betting Odds
The Calgary Flames are favorites to win tonight with the odds set at -103, while the Kings are at 200. The draw is at 370.
The total goals margin is set at 6.5 with -104 odds to go over and -119 to finish under.
The Calgary Flames find themselves facing elimination while the Edmonton Oilers are just one win away from their first Conference Finals since 2006. The Oilers almost squandered a three-goal lead in Game 4 but ultimately held on, giving them three straight victories in the series and a 3-1 lead. Connor McDavid continued his hot playoff run with two assists in the game and now has recorded at least two points in all but one game this postseason.
Goalie Jacob Markstrom’s struggles against Edmonton continued but the good news is he will be at home in this must-win situation on Thursday. His home record is 22-8-7 with a 2.17 GAA and if he can play anything close to that form then the Flames will easily claw their way back into the series. We saw how the Rangers turned things around against Pittsburgh in the first round and something similar can happen here, so the Flames will win tonight to stay alive in the series.