The Edmonton Oilers scored 6 goals in the opening game of the Western Conference finals but that was not enough to win. Now they will have a chance to tie things up in the series when they visit the Colorado Avalanche at the Ball Center in Denver, CO, on June 2, 2022.
- Colorado Avalanche vs Edmonton Oilers
- NHL – Western Conference Finals Game 2
- Date – 2/6/2022
- Starting time – 8 PM ET
- Venue: Ball Center, Denver, CO
Colorado Avalanche Stats & Form
The Colorado Avalanche seems like they are playing just enough to win a game and they did that in the opening game of the conference finals against the Oilers.
Colorado is great offensive team but the defense need to step up since the Oilers squad is very good on the offensive end.
Colorado lost the second game of the series against the St. Louis Blues in the previous round and they will give their best not to allow that once again.
Colorado has won 12 of the last 14 games when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game and 26 of the last 36 Playoff games going in as favorites.
Colorado Avalanche News
Samuel Girard will not play for Colorado tonight.
Edmonton Oilers Stats & Form
Many doubted the Edmonton Oilers after they finished fifth in the conference but with the roster they have, they are definitely contenders not just to win this series but to win the Stanley Cup.
The Oilers got into a deep hole in the opening game of the conference finals despite scoring first but with getting the momentum late in the game, they proved that they can compete against the top seed in the conference.
Mikko Koskinen will probably start this game for the Oilers as he hold them to one goal on 21 shots after he came on ice in the second period. Previously, Mike Smith allowed 6 goals on 25 shots.
Edmonton has won 11 of the last 14 games after scoring 5 goals or more in their previous game and 21 of the last 29 games when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game.
Edmonton Oilers News
Oscar Klefbom will not play for the Oilers tonight.
Colorado Avalanche vs Edmonton Oilers Head-to-Head Stats
Colorado has won 6 of the last 10 games against Edmonton.
Six of the last ten games between these two rivals have ended under 6.5 goals.
Colorado Avalanche vs Edmonton Oilers Betting Odds
The Colorado Avalanche are favorites to defeat the Edmonton Oilers with the odds at -116 for their win while the odds for the Blues’ win are at 226. The draw is set at 380.
The total goals margin is set at 6.5 with both -119 for over and -104 for under.
The Edmonton Oilers and Colorado Avalanche put on a goal scoring clinic in Game 1, or depending on who you ask, it was a tutorial on how to not play defense in the NHL. As the two Western Conference Finalists combined for 14 goals, the most in the opening game of the conference finals, the Colorado Avalanche came out victorious by a score of 8-6. Now they will be looking to take a 2-0 lead before the series heads to Edmonton.
These are the two teams that most people would’ve predicted to be here before the season began and this is surely going to be a great series. The Edmonton Oilers will need to find a way to bounce back after their thrilling loss in Game 1 because they cannot afford to go down 0-2 in this series and they have a roster to do so. They were the underdogs in the series against Calgary but found the way to win 4 straight games. This will be another high-scoring game but unlike game 1, the Oilers will take control of the score and will tie the series at 1-1.