Every playoff series (or even a single regular season game) involving the Edmonton Oilers is going to be very exciting. That is even more true when their opponent is the Vegas Golden Knights who have been one of the best teams in the NHL since coming in.
Obviously, the star power of the Oilers is incredibly fun to watch. Connor McDavid is the best player in the NHL and Leon Draisaitl is in the top five. Behind them is another 100-point scorer in Ryan Nugent-Hopkins in addition to guys like Zach Hyman, Evander Kane, and Evan Bouchard.
For Vegas, they have amazing players as well like Mark Stone, Alex Pietrangelo, and Jack Eichel. These are all studs that can change a series as well.
The first game was all Vegas (despite a four-goal game by a Draisaitl) and the second game was all Edmonton. Now, we transfer to Edmonton, Alberta with a 1-1 series tie. Of course, both teams will be buzzing at the start of this one.
The Edmonton Oilers will look to keep the Vegas Golden Knights down.
If you are a Golden Knights fan, it is easy to be nervous after that last game. They weren’t really in the game at all in terms of the score.
It may get even harder now that the Oilers will be the home team with the last change. It is easier for them to get their stars out there in better matchup situations.
The Golden Knights need to make sure that part of the game isn’t an issue for them. You can’t stop McDavid and his offensive mates but you can try and contain them. The Knights need their guys to be loose on the road here to have a chance.
One of the biggest stories coming into this series was the matchup between Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel. These two will be linked forever after being the first and second picks in the 2015 NHL Draft.
We know McDavid is the best player in the NHL but he is also absolutely dominating this matchup right now. The Golden Knights need to get Eichel going soon though if they are going to win the series. The winner of this series will feel very good about their chances of winning the series.