A Western Conference Second Round series continues Saturday night when the Edmonton Oilers visit the Vegas Golden Knights for game two. This series is going to have a lot of goals and that was exactly how things got started in game one. Below is my NHL pick for the Edmonton Oilers vs Vegas Golden Knights.
The Pick: Edmonton Oilers -119
This game will be played at T-Mobile Arena at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2023.
✅ Even with the game one loss, Edmonton has won 13 of their last 16 games overall.
✅ The Oilers have won nine of their last 11 road games.
✅ Vegas has lost six of their last nine games against Edmonton.
Edmonton visited Vegas for the first game of this second round series and it was thrilling game that saw 10 combined goals. The Oilers are all gas, no brakes, and that is the main reason they suffered a 6-4 defeat.
In the game one defeat, the Oilers got on the board early in the first, but the Golden Knights tied it up just 40 seconds after. Vegas followed that up with two more goals before the Oilers scored another and it was 3-2 Vegas after one. There was no scoring in the second period, but the offense woke back up in the third. Edmonton tied the game up early in the third, at three, but the Golden Knights scored two more to make it 5-3 early in the third. The teams each scored one more goal in the game to get us to the final 6-4 score.
Leon Draisaitl had a big game one as he scored all four goals for the Oilers. Four Edmonton players each recorded two assists in the game one defeat.
The Vegas Golden Knights Love the Home Crowd
Vegas will be happy with their game one performance and all they need to do is take care of business at home to get past the Oilers. The offense looked elite in game one, and the defense will get better, so the Golden Knights will be able to feel good about their chances.
Ivan Barbashev, two goals, was joined on the scoresheet by Chandler Stephenson, Mark Stone, Michael Amadio, and Jack Eichel. Eight different Vegas players recorded an assists in the game one victory.