Oilers to Drill a Deeper Hole for the Ducks

Dana Lane

Friday, April 28, 2017 5:09 PM UTC

Friday, Apr. 28, 2017 5:09 PM UTC

The Ducks special teams is too much of a glaring weakness to ignore says handicapper Dana Lane as he grabs another plus money ‘dog. This article will give you the insight you need.


We’re melting the ice with our playoffs selections lately after starting the postseason 2-5.  The Ottawa Senators received a 34 save effort against the Rangers to give us our fifth straight win last night.

We’re looking for another big underdog to cash as we head right back to the Honda Center for game two between the Edmonton Oilers and Anaheim Ducks starting at 7:30 ET/4:30 PT.  The game can be seen on NBCSN, TVA, and CBC.

Also, keep checking throughout the day to take advantage of all the NHL’s best available lines.

A couple trends to consider tonight when handicapping includes the Oilers supporting a 22-8 record versus the Western Conference in their last 30 games to go along with a 21-7 record in their last 28 games when playing on one days rest.

We’re not hearing the name Connor McDavid much when watching Oilers highlights but that’s the best part.  The playoffs are about depth and players who you may not have heard of all season stepping up to lead their team.  In game one,  Leon Draisaitl contributed four point while with Adam Larsson delivering the game winner.  Draisaitl was fantastic during the season but Adam Larsson now has two postseason goals, remarkable considering he’s only tallied 13 goals since 2011.

The simple task of beating the Ducks in regulation was something to take notice of.  Since March 1st Anaheim is 14-2-3 but it barely overshadowed the Oilers finish of 13-4-1.  The Ducks goal differential in that period was +22 with the Oilers a +20.  Point is, much was made of their finish but Edmonton’s was almost forgotten.

Two key moments that you can take from the Oilers postseason success.  First, when Edmonton took a 7-0 loss to the more experienced San Jose Sharks, they came right back to outscore the Sharks in game five and six, 7-4. Second, in game one vs the Ducks, the Oilers jumped out to a 3-1 lead only to see the Ducks claw back to tie it at 3.  The youth could have taken over, the pressure could have been too much.  Instead, Larsson’s goal puts Edmonton back up, a lead they would never relinquish. 

The young Oilers have too many veteran qualities to go against, especially with the oddsmakers giving us plus money.

Free NHL Pick: Oilers +127Best Line Offered: at Heritage

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