Edmonton Oilers vs. Calgary Flames Game 5 Prediction, NHL Odds

Nik Kowalski | Updated May 25, 2022

Up 3-1 in their second-round playoff series, can the Edmonton Oilers end the Flames' season when they travel to Calgary for Game 5 on Thursday?

Edmonton
49-27-5-1
AT
May 26, 2022, 9:30 PM ET
Scotiabank Saddledome
Calgary
50-21-9-2
Puckline +1.5 -207
Moneyline +124
Over / Under o +6.5

60%

Betting Action

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Puckline -1.5 +172
Moneyline -149
Over / Under u +6.5

60%

Betting Action

40%

Late game dramatics in Game 4 has the Edmonton Oilers in a series-clinching position when they go back to Calgary on Thursday for Game 5 versus the Flames. Edmonton made it three straight victories with their 5-3 win in Game 4, a Ryan Nugent-Hopkins goal with 3:27 to go being the difference.

Nugent-Hopkins’ second of the game came five minutes after Calgary erased a 3-0 deficit via a shorthanded goal scored from their own zone. In the end, it was just another chapter of entertainment in this highly anticipated series that’s arguably exceeded expectations.

Puck drop for Game 5 at Scotiabank Saddledome goes at 9:30 p.m. EDT, with Calgary a -150 favourite to win on the moneyline and the total at 6.5 on the NHL odds.

Oilers vs. Flames NHL Playoffs Betting Odds

The over also advanced to 3-1 in this series after eight goals in Game 4. There have been 36 goals through four games — that’s nine a contest for those doing the math. Edmonton has 20 goals in the series too, and are averaging over four a game in their last 10 meetings with Calgary.

What hasn’t been too kind to the Oilers is the road. While they’re 24-17-5 away from home this season, Edmonton is 1-4 in their last five appearances at Calgary. The Flames are also 7-2 in their last nine overall on home ice.

Edmonton Oilers

Both Nugent-Hopkins and Evander Kane scored twice in Tuesday’s win. Kane’s now at a league-high 12 goals in the postseason, while teammate Connor McDavid is still atop the NHL with 25 points. Leon Draisaitl, the third member of the Oilers’ top line with Kane and McDavid, is second in the NHL with 22 points. Kane, a mid-season free agent signing, is third with 15. With an assist on Kane’s sealing goal, Draisaitl became the first player in Stanley Cup playoff history with four consecutive three-point games.

And lastly, Mike Smith’s gaffe in the third period needs a mention. Smith let in a shot taken 132 feet away from his net. Aside from that, Smith was solid Tuesday with 29 saves on 32 shots.

Calgary Flames

Elias Lindholm’s fifth of the postseason got the comeback bid started for Calgary, and later goals by Mikael Backlund and Rasmus Andersson got Game 4 tied up at three. Prior to Calgary’s comeback, Jacob Markstrom again had a rough time in net. Markstrom handed Edmonton a 1-0 lead 21 seconds into the game after a bad turnover and made 21 stops on 25 shots. In the series, Markstrom now has an .850 save percentage on 127 shots faced.

Johnny Gaudreau also went without a point for the second straight outing. Prior to these two games, Gaudreau had a seven-game point streak and 13 points in his first nine playoff games.

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