2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Colorado Avalanche vs. Edmonton Oilers Western Conference Final
How To Watch
|1||Tuesday, May 31||8 p.m.||COL||TNT|
|2||Thursday, June 2||8 p.m.||COL||TNT|
|3||Saturday, June 4||3 p.m.||EDM||TNT|
|4||Monday, June 6||8 p.m.||EDM||TNT|
|5*||Wednesday, June 8||TBD||COL||TNT|
|6*||Friday, June 10||TBD||EDM||TNT|
|7*||Sunday, June 12||TBD||COL||TNT|
Tale of the Tape (regular season stats)
|56-19-7 (119 pts)||Record||49-27-6 (104 pts)|
|3.80 (4th in NHL)||Goals Per Game||3.52 (8th in NHL)|
|2.86 (10th)||Goals Allowed Per Game||3.10 (18th)|
|32-5-4 Home, 24-14-3 Away||Home/Away Record||28-12-1 Home, 21-15-5 Away|
|24.36% (6th)||Power Play||26.07% (3rd)|
|79.22% (16th)||Penalty Kill||79.20% (17th)|
- 2021-22 Head-To-Head: Avalanche went 2-1 vs. Oilers in regular season
- How COL got here: def. Predators in 4 games, def. Blues in 6 games
- How EDM got here: def. Kings in 7 games, def. Flames in 5 games
Can’t miss offer from Caesars
- Nathan MacKinnon, C: 8 goals, 5 assists, 13 points in 10 playoff games
- Cale Makar, D: 3 goals, 10 assists, 13 points, 26:42 ATOI in 10 playoff games
- Gabriel Landeskog, LW: 6 goals, 5 assists, 11 points in 10 playoff games
- Connor McDavid, C: 7 goals, 19 assists, 26 points in 12 playoff games
- Leon Draisaitl, C: 7 goals, 19 assists, 26 points in 12 playoff games
- Evander Kane, LW: 12 goals, 3 assists, 15 points in 12 playoff games
Avalanche win in 7 games (4-3)
This is the largest stage that Connor McDavid has performed on in terms of his NHL career as he and his Oilers have reached the Western Conference Final for the first time since he arrived on the scene.
Unfortunately for them, they’re playing a Colorado team that seems all but destined to be at this point and beyond — a stacked powerhouse of offensive firepower from all corners of the roster.
It’s the first team that can legitimately keep up with Edmonton’s fearsome trio of McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, and Evander Kane, who have combined for 26 goals and 67 points over the first two rounds.
While the Avalanche boasts its own stable of stars like the dynamic two-way defenseman in Cale Makar — who is already on a Hall-of-Fame trajectory — and Nathan MacKinnon, they also have a defense that has conceded more than three goals just twice in 10 playoff games this year.
Certainly, something to keep in mind, but the Oilers managed to rip through a Calgary Flames team in the second round that was deemed one of the most well-rounded clubs out there.
The Avalanche, though, is not sputtering like the Flames’ offense had been. So there is an indication that they could keep up with Edmonton if they need to.