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Golden Knights vs. Edmonton Oilers, Game 3: Lines, Odds & How to Watch
There has been no shortage of goals in the Round Two series between the Edmonton Oilers and Vegas Golden Knights. The teams have combined for an eye-popping 16 scores while splitting their first two games at T-Mobile Arena.
The Golden Knights seized the opener 6-4 before the Oilers stormed back convincingly with a 5-1 victory in Game 2.
The scene shifts to Rogers Place in Edmonton tonight, with the faceoff slated for 5:30 p.m. PT.
In Game 2, Oilers’ sniper Leon Draisaitl scored early – his 12th goal of this postseason – and Edmonton tacked on three more in the opening period. He would later notch his 14th goal of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The record for most goals in a playoff run is 19, set by Philadelphia Flyers forward Reggie Leach in 1976.
Edmonton captain Connor McDavid contributed a pair of goals, and Evan Bouchard padded Edmonton’s power play stats on the scoring sheet against Golden Knights netminder Laurent Brossoit, who was pulled after 40 minutes in favor of Adin Hill. The latter hadn’t played in a game since March 7.
The Golden Knights’ towering defensemen had no answers for the Oilers’ explosive power plays. At the other end, Ivan Barbashev netted the home team’s only goal when he found the back of the net late in the third period.
Brett Howden and Jonathan Marchessault came up short on golden opportunities against Oilers goaltender Stuart Skinner, who proved why he’s a viable contender for the Calder Trophy.
There was some question about who may start in net for the Golden Knights, but the starting goalies will remain the same for Game 3. Coach Bruce Cassidy is sticking with Laurent Brossoit, and Stuart Skinner will start for Edmonton.
Expected Vegas Golden Knights Lines:
Expected Edmonton Oilers Lines:
Special Teams (Playoffs):
Golden Knights Power Play: 21.7%, 9th
Golden Knights Penalty Kill: 52.4%, 15th
Oilers Power Play: 56%, 1st
Oilers Penalty Kill: 67.9%, 12th
Vegas Golden Knights Game Notes:
The Golden Knights are 5-2 in the postseason; the Oilers are 5-3. The Golden Knights felt at home on the road throughout the regular season, earning a 26-7-8 record away from T-Mobile Arena.
Captain Mark Stone extended his point streak to six games with an assist in Game 2.
Coach Bruce Cassidy enters today’s showdown with a 43-43 career playoff mark.
The Golden Knights’ 43 postseason wins are tied (with Colorado) for the second most in the NHL since 2017-18. With another win over Edmonton, Vegas would take sole possession of second place behind Tampa Bay’s 98 victories.
Reilly Smith leads the franchise in playoff points and assists.
Ivan Barbashev has scored four goals and posted six points in seven games this postseason.
How to Watch:
Radio: Fox Sports 98.9 FM/1340 AM, Deportes 1460 AM
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The Edmonton Oilers are favorites (ML -170) and will be fired up to protect home ice. The “over” is 6.5 goals, which seems to be under-selling the firepower of these teams.