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2021-22 WCF: (1C) Colorado Avalanche vs. (2P) Edmonton Oilers


Who wins?  

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  1. 1. Well?

    • Avalanche in 4
    • Avalanche in 5
    • Avalanche in 6
    • Avalanche in 7
    • Oilers in 4
    • Oilers in 5
    • Oilers in 6
    • Oilers in 7

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(1C) Colorado Avalanche vs. (2P) Edmonton Oilers



Avalanche: 56-19-7 (119 points)

Oilers: 49-27-6 (104 points)


COL 2-1-0; EDM 1-0-2



Avalanche: MacKinnon was held in check by the Blues for the most part in their second-round series, but he reminded everyone in Game 5 just how dangerous he is. MacKinnon finished with four points in that game, including scoring his second career playoff hat trick. MacKinnon has 13 points (eight goals, five assists) in 10 playoff games, which is tied with Cale Makar for the Avalanche lead.


Oilers: It's a bit of a toss-up between McDavid and Draisaitl, who each has seven goals and 19 assists in 12 playoff games. Draisaitl finished with a staggering 17 points (two goals, 15 assists) in five games against the Flames, and McDavid had 12 points (three goals, nine assists), including the series-clinching goal in overtime in Game 5. So instead of choosing just one, Colorado needs to be cognizant of both at all times.



Avalanche: Kuemper missed Game 4 of the first round against the Predators after sustaining an eye injury late in the first period of Game 3, but he was able to return against the Blues and start every game of that series. Kuemper has had some ups and downs this postseason, but he is 6-2 with a 2.44 GAA and .904 save percentage. Pavel Francouz, who filled in for Kuemper against Nashville, is 2-0 with a 2.97 GAA and .902 save percentage.


Oilers: Smith has started every game this postseason, going 8-3 with a 2.70 GAA, .927 save percentage and two shutouts. The 40-year-old finished strong against Calgary in the second round after being replaced early in Game 1 by Koskinen, who allowed five goals on 37 shots.



Avalanche: Makar. He may have only had three assists against the Blues, but whether or not he ends up on the score sheet, the defenseman can always make things happen. Makar leads the Avalanche in ice time per game in the playoffs (26:42), and he's a critical piece on both the power play and penalty kill.


Oilers: Kane didn't enter this postseason with a ton of playoff experience, but that hasn't mattered. The forward has been outstanding for the Oilers, leading the team with 12 goals and a shooting percentage of 23.5. His 15 points are also third behind McDavid and Draisaitl.



Avalanche: They can get more depth scoring. Everyone knows what to expect from MacKinnon, Makar, Gabriel Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen, but when it mattered most in Game 6 against the Blues, the Avalanche got two goals from J.T. Compher while fourth-line forward Darren Helm scored the series-clinching goal with 5.6 seconds remaining. If Colorado gets that production again, it will advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 2001.


Oilers: If Smith is at his best. He faced a high-powered offense in the Flames in the second round, and the Avalanche are going to present that same challenge. Smith can't allow any soft goals if the Oilers want to advance to Cup Final for the first time since 2006.



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3 minutes ago, Keirik said:

Wtf, that was clearly offsides but called onside, yet copp tagged up and was called offsides a week earlier. Lol


just flip a coin at this point 


The NHL’s consistency at getting any call correct is like my shits after 3/4 bottle of vodka, six White Castle burgers, and a family-sized bag of m&ms: pure liquid shitty diarrhea. 

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6 minutes ago, phillyb said:

The panel on the intermission is saying it was the correct call, citing tagging up. 


I wish someone would say, “didn’t we  see a similar play recently with NYR?”

Totally forgot they changed that rule 

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