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Florida Panthers Look to Extend Series Lead Against Edmonton Oilers in 2024 Stanley Cup Final Game 2

The Florida Panthers will face off against the Edmonton Oilers in the second game of the 2024 Stanley Cup Final at Rogers Place in Canada on Thursday evening. This series has set a record for the longest distance between Stanley Cup Final opponents in NHL history, with 2,540 miles separating the two cities. The Panthers, representing the Eastern Conference for the second consecutive year, have defeated the Oilers in both regular-season matchups, including a 5-1 victory in December. With two wins already in the current series, the Panthers are looking to extend their lead against the Oilers. The puck drops at 8:00 pm Eastern time, with Edmonton as the betting favorite at -133.

Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Panthers +115 | Oilers -133
  • Spread: Panthers +1.5 (-243) | Oilers -1.5 (+205)
  • Total: Over/Under 5.5 (-110)
  • Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that Edmonton will win straight-up is 57%.

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Florida Panthers

The Florida Panthers have been dominant in their home games against the Edmonton Oilers, winning both matchups, including a 4-1 victory on Monday evening. Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky was crucial in the win, only allowing one goal on 19 shots. Center Evan Rodrigues scored twice in the third period to secure the win, with additional goals from Niko Mikkola and Aaron Ekblad. Center Anton Lundell provided two assists. Unfortunately, captain Aleksander Barkov was injured after a hit to the head in the third period. The Panthers' defense has been exceptional, holding opponents to two goals or less in 12 of their last 13 games. Despite the win, Barkov's status is uncertain going forward. With a power ranking of 17, Florida excels in both offense and defense, ranking 10th in scoring and first in defense.

Edmonton Oilers Analysis

The Oilers suffered a 4-1 loss to the Panthers in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals, remaining winless in the series. Goalie Stuart Skinner allowed three goals, including two by Evan Rodrigues, while defenseman Mattias Ekholm scored Edmonton's lone goal. Defenseman Darnell Nurse sustained an injury after a hit from Evan Rodriguez and is currently day-to-day. Despite their recent offensive struggles, the Oilers are ranked #3 for offense, #9 for defense, and have an overall record of 61-34-7. Florida has lost their last three matchups against Edmonton. Oilers coach Kris Knoblauch is hopeful Nurse will be able to play in the next game, while Leon Draisaitl acknowledges the team's need for improvement.

Florida Panthers Showcase Dominance Over Edmonton Oilers with Strong Offensive and Defensive Performance

The Florida Panthers have demonstrated dominance over the Edmonton Oilers in recent seasons, boasting a 2-0-1 regular-season record at Rogers Centre. With five or more goals scored in two of their last three matchups in Edmonton, the Panthers have showcased superior offensive prowess against the Oilers' defense. Furthermore, Florida holds the advantage in defensive performance, with goaltenders ranking first in average goals against and second in save percentage during the regular season, compared to the Oilers' 10th and 13th rankings, respectively. Recent trends indicate that Florida's defense has excelled in limiting opponents to two goals or fewer in 12 of their last 13 games, including holding Edmonton to just one goal in their most recent matchup. With a track record of success on the road in playoff games, the Panthers are positioned as strong contenders for victory in the upcoming game against the Oilers.

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