Oilers at Panthers Stanley Cup Final Game 5 odds, experts’ picks: Oilers try to make a comeback in the series

The Florida Panthers will get another chance to win their first-ever Stanley Cup on Tuesday night with Game 5 on their home court. If the Panthers finish the job, the Cup will stay in Florida for the third time in five seasons (Tampa Bay won in 2020 and 2021).

Oilers fans, meanwhile, are keeping their confidence up as they try to come back from a 3-0 deficit. You’ve probably seen it already, but the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs are the only team to reverse sweep in the Stanley Cup Final. The Oilers won 16 straight games earlier this season, so they know how to put together a streak. The Stanley Cup playoffs are, of course, very different.

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Edmonton Oilers at Florida Panthers – Game 5

How to watch: 8:00 PM ET on ABC, SN

Panthers lead series 3-1

Series odds: Panthers -1200, Oilers +725

  • Connor McDavid’s four-point play in Game 4 saw him make history and set the record for most assists in a Stanley Cup playoff run (32 assists). McDavid now ranks fifth all-time for most points scored in a single Stanley Cup playoff campaign. Wayne Gretzky, who previously held the assist record, holds the points record at 47. If you’re curious, Reggie Leach holds the goal record at 19. Zach Hyman has scored 14 goals this spring.
  • Aleksander Barkov leads all Panthers in points (21) and could emerge as playoff MVP if Florida wins. However, he has only scored one play-off goal in his last seven games. Meanwhile, Matthew Tkachuk’s scoreless streak has extended to nine games with four assists in that time.
  • Sergei Bobrovsky allowed five goals on 16 shots in Game 4, dropping his save percentage for the playoffs to .909 and .912 for the Stanley Cup Final. So much for the best save percentage of all time in the championship series. It was also the third time this postseason that Officer Bob allowed five or more goals in the net during a game.
  • It remains to be seen if we will see Evander Kane again in this series. But according to Oilers head coach Kris Knoblauch, there’s a good chance he can return. If he returns, he will have to improve on his only assist in his last nine Stanley Cup playoff games.

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(Photo of Connor McDavid and Sam Bennett: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)