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Oilers vs. Panthers 2024 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 Odds & Preview

By Hank Blaine

The 2023-24 NHL season will conclude on Monday night with the Edmonton Oilers looking to finish one of the great comebacks in NHL history against the Florida Panthers, who are home favorites to win their first Stanley Cup.

This marks the 198th Game 7 in Stanley Cup playoffs history and 18th in the Finals – and the first since the visiting St. Louis Blues defeated the Boston Bruins for their first championship in 2019.

Edmonton Oilers vs. Florida Panthers 2024 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 Information

  • When: Monday, June 24th, 2024, 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: Amerant Bank Arena, Sunrise, FL
  • TV: ABC, ESPN+
  • Radio: 630 CHED (Oilers) // 560 Sports WQAM (Panthers)
  • Live Stream: NHL Network
  • NHL Betting Odds: Oilers (+1.5) // Panthers (-1.5)

Why Bet on the Edmonton Oilers?

After trailing this series 3-0, now the Oilers are one victory from becoming the first team based in Canada to win the Stanley Cup since the 1993 Montreal Canadiens. With a win here, Edmonton would join the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs as the only teams to lose the first three games of the Finals and then rally to win the championship.

The Oilers are just the third team in NHL history and first since the Red Wings in 1945 to force Game 7 in the Finals after falling behind 3-0. Edmonton can become the fifth team in NHL history to win a best-of-7 series in any round after losing the first three games.

“Of course, when you are down 3-0 you are going to say you believe, but we truly, truly believe in each other and the ability to just win one game at a time,” Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins said. “That’s all it comes down to. You don’t need to worry about winning two, or three, or four, you just win that game, and I think we all have that belief that if we play our best on any given night, we can win, so that’s been our focus, and we put ourselves back in a good spot.”

The Oilers forced a Game 7 with a 5-1 home win on Friday – the series isn’t resuming until Monday because there is so much travel between Edmonton and South Florida. The Oilers got a goal from each of their four lines, with Warren Foegele, Adam Henrique, Zach Hyman, Ryan McLeod and defenseman Darnell Nurse scoring and Stuart Skinner making 20 saves. Skinner has yet to win four games in a row this postseason — the last time he did so was Feb. 26-March 5 during the regular season.

Hyman’s goal was his 16th of the playoffs, giving him the record for the most goals in a single postseason in the salary-cap era. He’s picked up four points over his last three games, after going scoreless in the first three contests of the Stanley Cup Finals. He’s at 22 points overall in these playoffs.

Which Oilers team shows up here? The one that trailed 3-0 and was outscored 9-1 over the first eight periods of the series? Or the one that has rebounded to earn a 20-5 advantage in goal differential over the past 10 periods to tie it up 3-3?

“I’m not sure really what to expect,” coach Kris Knoblauch said. “The first two games and the first two periods of the third game, we were very unfortunate not to score goals and a lot of that has to do with luck, a lot of that has to do with goaltending, but I thought we had enough scoring chances to put up more goals than we did. … And there was only a certain amount of time where we were going to be held off the scoresheet for as long as we were. And that kind of changed at the end of Game 3. In the third period, we were able to score a couple goals there, and it led to a huge outburst in Game 4.”

Why Bet on the Florida Panthers?

Aleksander Barkov scored, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 16 saves in Game 6 for the Panthers, the Eastern Conference champions, who were 0-for-3 on the power play, falling to 1-for-19 with two short-handed goals against in the series. Bobrovsky has been terrible the past three games.

Forward Carter Verhaeghe said that Florida needs to be better mentally and physically in a winner-take-all Game 7 than it has been in any of the past three.

“They came out hungrier than us,” he said. “They wanted it and that was kind of it. We didn’t really get to our forecheck off the start, and they took it to us, so I think it’s for us to get better, and I think we need some better starts.” Verhaeghe has just two points in the series.

The Panthers will be competing in their fourth all-time Game 7 (2-1) and first since the 2023 first round, when they shocked the record-setting Bruins with a 4-3 overtime victory after trailing the series 3-1. Home teams own a 12-5 advantage in the 17 prior Game 7’s in the Stanley Cup Final. Florida coach Paul Maurice is 4-0 in four career Game 7’s.

Oilers vs. Panthers Betting Trends

  • Edmonton is 6-3 SU in the last 9 games.
  • The Oilers are 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Florida.
  • The total went over in 4 of Edmonton’s last 5 games.
  • Florida is 6-3 SU in the last 9 games.
  • The Panthers are 4-13 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Edmonton.
  • The total went over in 4 of Florida’s last 5 games.

Oilers vs. Panthers 2024 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 Expert Betting Predictions

The Panthers take the win in Game 7 on Monday night to win the 2024 Stanley Cup.

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