Updates On Edmonton Oilers Ahead of Game 7

Photo by Kevin Neufeld l Inside the Rink

The Edmonton Oilers are just one win away from winning the Stanley Cup and completing what could be considered one of the greatest comebacks in NHL and professional sports history. This upcoming Game 7 will be their toughest challenge yet, as the Florida Panthers are expected to bring their best performance, despite not performing well in the past three games. The last team to achieve this feat was the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs, in a much less competitive era, particularly in terms of goaltending. Many players are vying for their first Stanley Cup, making this Game 7 a high-stakes battle. The question remains: will the Oilers pull off the greatest comeback in NHL history, or will the Florida Panthers avoid a reverse sweep and win their first-ever Stanley Cup in franchise history?

Related Post: Edmonton Oilers Stun the Florida Panthers; Force Game 7 | Inside The Rink

Projected Lineup:

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was given a maintenance day on Sunday ahead of Game 7 on Monday night. Head Coach Kris Knoblauch says, “He is fully expected to play,” and will likely be on the top line with McDavid and Hyman, just like in Game 6. I expect the rest of the lineup to stay the same, with Evander Kane sitting out the final game as well. I would not insert him back into the lineup and take anybody out if I were Coach Knoblauch since this lineup has seemed to be firing on all cylinders in Games 4-6.

Sunday’s Post-Practice Media Availability

Thank You Toronto

Arguably the best free-agent signing recently in the NHL, Zach Hyman joined the Edmonton Oilers in the summer of 2021 and has been a consistent producer for the team ever since. It’s puzzling why Toronto didn’t sign him, but as an Oilers fan, I’m grateful to the Toronto management for their decision. Zach Hyman has been outstanding in the current playoffs, leading all active players with 16 goals in a single postseason.

Depth Of the Oilers

Matthew Buhrmann

Writer at Inside the Rink l Covering Cincinnati Cyclones l Student @uofcincy l @Mbuhrmann61 on socials

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Prospect Profile: Jaxon Nelson

Jaxon Nelson was born on March 30, 2000, in Magnolia, Minnesota. Nelson played three seasons of high school hockey at Luverne High School and was fifth all-time in Minnesota high school hockey history with 290 career points. In his junior season, the center scored 70 goals with 43 assists in 25 games. In 12 total […]

Read More

Ville Heinola Inks Two-Year Contract Extension in Winnipeg

Another restricted free agent (RFA) is off the board for the Winnipeg Jets, this time it’s Ville Heinola who signed a two-year contract extension carrying an average annual value (AAV) of $800,000. The contract will expire at the end of the 2025-26 season and Heinola will remain an RFA with arbitration rights. The contract will […]

Read More

An Email Interview with Florida Everblades Broadcaster Jake Maurice

When you grow up in a family that has a member who is involved with hockey or loves the game of hockey, there is always a good chance that you will get involved with the game in some way as well. One such person is Florida Everblades broadcaster Jake Maurice. Jake’s father is Florida Panthers’ […]

Read More