Vegas must stay out of box
The Vegas Golden Knights are in a tough spot as they take on the Edmonton Oilers in the second round of the NHL playoffs. Vegas is up against a team that has been on fire this season, and they must stay out of the penalty box if they want to have any chance of winning.
The Oilers have been led by Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, who have combined for an impressive 10 points in the playoffs so far. Edmonton also has a great power play, which has been scoring at an impressive 56.3% rate. With such a potent offense, the Golden Knights must stay out of the penalty box if they have any chance of keeping the Oilers from scoring.
Vegas has a few advantages, however. They have three goaltenders that they can choose from, with Marc-Andre Fleury being the most experienced. Fleury has a 2.80 goals against average and a 9-15 save percentage, which is not great but could be enough to keep the Oilers from scoring.
The Golden Knights also have a strong defense, which could help them stay out of the penalty box. They will need to play a disciplined game and focus on their defensive system if they want to keep the Oilers from scoring.
This series is going to be a tough one for Vegas, but they have a chance if they stay out of the penalty box. They must play a disciplined game and rely on their goaltenders and defense to keep Edmonton from scoring. If they can do that, they have a chance of pulling off the upset.
Edmonton favored to win series
Edmonton has been one of the best teams in the playoffs so far, and they have the edge on the power play. Their speed and scoring prowess make them a formidable opponent. With the likes of Leon Draisaitl, Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins leading the way, they have the potential to dominate the series.
Edmonton's penalty kill has been excellent, and their power play is one of the best I've seen in a long while. They have scored 25 goals so far in the playoffs, and have only given up 19. With their speed and skill, they can make it difficult for Vegas to keep up.
Vegas' penalty kill is one of the worst of the teams still in the playoffs, so they must find a way to sure up their power play if they want to have a chance. They have some good defenseman, and if they can keep Edmonton from getting into the slot and getting into greasy areas, they may have a chance.
Edmonton is favored to win this series, and if they can hold serve at home in the first two games, they should be in good shape. Vegas has some good players, including Mark Stone and Reilly Smith, but they must stay out of the penalty box and keep Edmonton away from the slot. If they can do that, they have a chance. However, Edmonton is the team to beat, and I think they will win the series 4-1.