The Edmonton Oilers can keep their special year going in to the next round with a win tonight in San Jose. The Oilers have the defending Western Conference Champions on the ropes, as a win tonight will send the Sharks packing in the first-round.
It took until Game 6 in the Stanley Cup Finals to get knocked out. This season it might be all over in Game 6 of the first-round. The Sharks weren’t faced with much adversity until the finals against the Penguins.
San Jose played in a Game 7, where they successful defeated the Nashville Predators last season. However, they didn’t have to win two in a row and comeback to complete the series win.
They’ll get a different scenario to test their will in the first-round this time around. The last time they played in a must-win Game 6, we saw the Pens hoist the Stanley Cup over their heads.
The Oilers, like the Penguins, they have an electrifying playmaker in their stable. He’s a little younger than Sidney Crosby, and doesn’t have the hardware, at least yet, but Connor McDavid is etching his name into NHL elite with Crosby.
Like I just said, no, he doesn’t have a Stanley Cup, but is it just a matter of time before McDavid joins Crosby with his name on the Cup? The Oilers are hoping to complete the rebuilding process with a deep run in the playoffs. A win tonight would give them that other stepping stone they need. Get our free Oilers vs. Sharks Game 6 pick below.
Edmonton Oilers vs. San Jose Sharks Game 6 Pick
The Maple Leafs fell last night to go down 3-2 in their series, but the future is promising in Toronto. Likewise, the future is promising in Edmonton. However, the Oilers can go a step forward with a victory against the Sharks. The Sharks had the game in the bag it appeared, but they ultimately blew a 3-1 lead and the game. Edmonton scored in overtime to steal one and possible the series away from the Sharks.
At the moment, the young guns are showing up the veterans. But for a team like the Sharks with a plethora of experience, a series deficit isn’t the end of the world, yet. The last time we were at the Shark Tank, the Sharks humiliated the Oilers with a 7-0 win.
It might have looked like a kill shot to the Oilers’ confidence, but they bounced right back for a Game 5 win. Now, the Sharks have to be the team to come right back. The Oilers and Sharks were nearly deadlocked in the standings throughout the season. I think it’d be fitting that this goes to a Game 7. This series had the looks of a long series, and I think the Sharks bring it back to Edmonton for one more game. Sharks are the pick in Game 6.
PICK: SHARKS (-140)