Oilers vs. Canucks Game 7 Prediction: Stanley Cup Playoff Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated May 19, 2024

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Vancouver Canucks at Edmonton Oilers

Neither team has managed back-to-back wins as the Canucks and Oilers prepare for Game 7 of their second-round Western Conference playoff series at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Monday.

May 20, 2024, 9:00 PM ET
Rogers Arena
Puckline -1.5 +165
Moneyline -155
Over / Under o +5.5


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Puckline +1.5 -200
Moneyline +130
Over / Under u +5.5


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The battle of the last two Canadian teams standing is going the distance after Edmonton forced Game 7 with a strong 5-1 win on Saturday night.

The Oilers opened as -145 favourites to win on the NHL odds, with the total set at 6.0.

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Game 6 bucked the main trend in this series. After the first five games were decided by a single goal, Edmonton ran away with a four-goal win on Saturday. Still, the confidence has to be high in Vancouver. Including the regular season, the Canucks have won seven of 10 matchups against the Oilers overall this year and four of five at home.

Early betting action is split 50/50 on the moneyline, while roughly 53 per cent of bettors are taking Edmonton -1.5 on the puckline at +165. The total is more decisive, with 73 per cent of the action coming in on the Over. The first three games of the series all hit the Over, while Games 4 and 5 went Under and Game 6 was a push.

I’m finding it a bit difficult to explain why there is so little love for Vancouver on the NHL futures board. Of the five teams remaining, the Pacific Division champion Canucks easily have the longest Stanley Cup odds at +1500. By comparison, the Oilers are +500 to win the Cup and the three favourites are the Stars (+190), Panthers (+220) and Rangers (+300).

Here’s a piece of useless, but interesting, NHL trivia for you. If Vancouver wins this series, it will be the first time in NHL history that all four division champions have reached the conference finals.

Edmonton Oilers

Evan Bouchard and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins each had a goal and two assists in Game 6, while Connor McDavid finished with three helpers. Dylan Holloway, Zach Hyman and Evander Kane rounded out the scoring. Leon Draisaitl added two assists, increasing his playoff scoring lead to 23 points (8G, 15A). McDavid is second in playoff scoring with 21 points (2G, 19A) and Hyman leads the playoffs with 10 goals. Stuart Skinner wasn’t tested often, but he looked sharp and finished with 14 saves in his first start since Game 3.

Edmonton is 7-7 all-time in Game 7s, including 3-3 on the road. They won their last Game 7, 2-0 against the L.A. Kings in 2022, but they lost their last road Game 7, 2-1 against the Anaheim Ducks in 2017. Corey Perry, who was a healthy scratch in Game 6, has the most experience in Game 7, going 5-5 in his career. Hyman is 1-3 in Game 7s, while McDavid and Draisaitl are each 1-1. Skinner and backup Calvin Pickard have never played a Game 7 in the NHL and head coach Kris Knoblauch has never coached in one.

Vancouver Canucks

Nils Hoglander scored the lone goal for Vancouver on Saturday and Arturs Silovs made 22 saves on 27 shots. Elias Pettersson assisted on the Canucks’ goal, but his continued lack of production is really hurting the team. Pettersson has just six points (1G, 5A) in 12 playoff games this year after finishing just shy of 90 points in the regular season. Brock Boeser (7G, 5A) and J.T. Miller (3G, 9A) have carried the majority of the offensive load with a team-high 12 points each. One positive has been Vancouver’s penalty kill, which is a perfect eight-for-eight against Edmonton over the last two games.

Head coach Rick Tocchet has never coach a Game 7 in the NHL, but as a franchise the Canucks are 6-6 all-time, including 4-3 at home. I’ll rip this band-aid off quick for the Vancouver fans: the Canucks lost their most recent Game 7 at home, 4-0 against the Boston Bruins in the 2011 Stanley Cup Final. Ian Cole is 4-4 in Game 7s, Miller is 1-3 and Tyler Myers is 1-2. Silovs has never played a Game 7 in the NHL. Thatcher Demko, who is still dealing with an undisclosed injury, made 33 saves in a 3-0 loss against Vegas in his only Game 7 in 2020.

Update: It’s a tough blow for the Canucks as Boeser is now expected to miss Game 7 due to blood clotting issues and should Vancouver move on, his status beyond this series is unknown.

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