Which Team Wins the Season Finale
The Vancouver Canucks will head into the final game of the regular season as they go to the Rogers Place and take on the Edmonton Oilers in a Pacific Division matchup. The Canucks are fifth in the Pacific Division (40-30-11, 91 points) and are riding a two-game winning streak after a 3-2 home overtime win over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday.
The Oilers are second in the Pacific Division (48-27-6, 102 points) and also won two straight games, and are coming off a 5-4 overtime home win on Thursday against the San Jose Sharks.
How Will the Canucks Attack This Game?
This will be interesting as they are officially eliminated from playoff contention and are doing decently well offensively as a team with 3.01 goals per game with 31.9 shot attempts. Center J.T. Miller has been leading the way, He is sixth in the sport in assists and ninth in NHL in points as he has recorded 98 points (31 goals, 67 assists) with five points in his last three games. He scored 13 points in his last five games so this should be a chance to remain hot.
Oilers Need to be Successful to End the Year
The Oilers should be able to control the pace of this game as they are one of the best offensive teams in the entire league as they are scoring 3.49 goals per game with 34 shot attempts per game. Center Connor McDavid has been doing incredibly well as one of the greatest players in the sport as he is seventh in goals (44), second in NHL in assists (79), and leading the sport in points (123).
Canucks vs Oilers Head-to-Head
This will be the fourth and final regular-season meeting between one another with each game ending with a single goal being the difference. The Oilers picked up a shootout win, an overtime victory, and a regulation win against the Canucks.
Canucks vs Oilers Game Information
- Game: Canucks (40-30-11) vs Oilers (48-27-6)
- Location: Rogers Place
- Day/Time: Friday, April 29, 9:00 p.m. ET
- Live stream: NHL.TV
Canucks vs Oilers Betting Lines
Canucks vs Oilers Prediction
NHL betting can be tricky heading into this game as we do not know how either team is going to approach this with their postseason things determined already. Looking at the scores and odds, the Oilers won each of the three games. Checking out the sportsbook, Edmonton is a -175 favorite as they are far and away the better team here.
The major difference has been on the offensive side of the ice as the Canucks are scoring 3.5 goals per game in their previous four games while the Oilers are averaging 4.6 goals per game in their last five games this season.
Vancouver is sending their third-string goalie Spencer Martijn into this game and has played just five times this season, so Edmonton should be able to dominate offensively throughout this game with the lethal duo of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. All in all, go with the Edmonton Oilers to win at home to sweep the season series and end the regular season on a winning streak.