The Edmonton Oilers are a dark-horse candidate to win the Stanley Cup this season and the toughest opponent they will face is in the Western Conference Finals. The Colorado Avalanche are the best team left in the Playoffs and they will host the Oilers at the Ball Center in Denver, CO, on May 31, 2022.
- Colorado Avalanche vs Edmonton Oilers
- NHL – Western Conference Finals Game 1
- Date – 31/5/2022
- Starting time – 8 PM ET
- Venue: Ball Center, Denver, CO
Colorado Avalanche Stats & Form
The Colorado Avalanche were projected to go far this year in the Playoffs but had a tough start. After being in the middle of the standings, the Avalanche dominated the second part of the season and finished as the top seed in the conference.
Colorado cruised past the Nashville Predators in the opening round with a 4-0 sweep and lost two games in the second round series against the St. Louis Blues.
The Avalanche are the fourth-best scoring team in the league with 3.8 goals per game and are ranked 9th in the league allowing 2.8 goals per game.
Colorado Avalanche News
Samuel Girard will not play for Colorado tonight.
Edmonton Oilers Stats & Form
The Edmonton Oilers finished the regular season in fifth place in the Western Conference and despite the fact that they have a respectful roster, no one expected to see them in the conference finals.
They had a tough opening series winning back-to-back games to go past the Los Angeles Kings in a seven-game series.
The next up were the local rivals, Calgary Flames in the Battle of Alberta series. The Oilers lost the opening game of the series by 9-6 on the road but won the next four games to advance to the Western Conference Finals.
The Oilers are the seventh-best scoring team in the league with 3.5 scored goals per game and are ranked are ranked 18th in the league with 3.10 allowed goals per game.
Edmonton Oilers News
Oscar Klefbom will not play for the Oilers tonight.
Colorado Avalanche vs Edmonton Oilers Head-to-Head Stats
Both teams have split the last 10 head-to-head games.
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 favourites to defeat the Edmonton Oilers with the odds at -119 for their win while the odds for the Blues’ win are at 274. The draw is set at 374.
The total goals margin is set at 6.5 with both -119 for over and -104 for under.
The Colorado Avalanche have met the expectations by making it to Western Conference Finals and now will try to make that final step and get all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 2000-01 season. The Edmonton Oilers were not favored to be in this position at all and come into this series with seemingly no pressure as the underdog. Their upset of the Calgary Flames in the last round puts them right on the doorstep of making the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 2006.
The dynamic scoring duo for Edmonton of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl will surely cause problems for this Colorado team that has lost just two games so far in the postseason. It is going to take a full team effort for the Avalanche to slow down the Oilers and Game 1 will show how ready the Oilers are to go against the leader of the conference. The Avalanche will go strong from the very beginning and will win this game and open the series with a 1-0 win.