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Flames vs Oilers: Predictions, Schedule, TV Channels, Live Streams for 2022 NHL Playoffs Second Round

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The Battle of Alberta is officially on.

For the first time since 1991, the Flames and Oilers meet in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.

That almost didn’t happen, as both teams were pushed to the brink in the first round. The Flames needed seven games to defeat the Stars, with Johnny Gaudreau picking up the overtime winner in Game 7 to send Calgary to the second round.

The Flames relied heavily on Jacob Markstrom and their defense, allowing just 14 goals against the Stars in seven games.

On the other side, the Oilers managed to pass the Kings in their first-round series. After Adrian Kemp put the Kings 3-2 in the series with their OT winner in Game 5, the Oilers won Game 6 by a score of 4-2, then Mike Smith shut out Los Angeles in Game 7 , Edmonton pulling off a 2-0 win.

Connor McDavid was sensational in the series, recording 14 points in the first round. He leads all skaters in this category in these playoffs, as well as 10 assists. Evander Kane’s seven goals in the series puts him tied with Kirill Kaprizov for the second most in the playoffs so far.

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Here’s everything you need to know about the series between the Flames and the Oilers.

Key storyline: Can Mike Smith surpass Jacob Markstrom?

The only reason the Stars nearly stole the series from the Flames was because of Jake Oettinger’s play. twice he made more than 50 saves in a game, including Game 7 where the Flames outscored the Stars.

Smith had a sensational first round, posting a GAA of 2.29 and an SV% of 0.938. Over the past year, the goaltender has been the Oilers’ kryptonite, but Smith has proven he can be dependable in net.

The Oilers face a better defensive team in the Flames with a goalie in the net. Markstrom’s 1.63 GAA is tied with Darcy Kuemper for the lowest among goaltenders, adding an SV% of 0.940. If the Oilers want to advance to the Conference Finals, they’ll need Smith to be stellar again.

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Flames vs Oilers schedule, TV channels

Date Site Time (ET) TV
Wednesday May 17 in Calgary 9:30 p.m. ESPN, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports
Friday May 20 in Calgary 10:30 p.m. ESPN, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports
Sunday May 22 in Edmonton 8 p.m. ESPN2, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports
tuesday 24 may in Edmonton 9:30 p.m. ESPN, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports
*Thursday May 26 in Calgary Calgary To be determined
*Saturday May 28 in Edmonton Edmonton To be determined
*Monday May 30 in Calgary Calgary To be determined

*If necessary

Flames vs. Oilers Odds

Flames: To be determined

Lubricators: To be determined

Odds provided by Sports interactions

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Flames vs. Oilers prediction

This one is going to be fun. It’s definitely the one I look forward to the most.

But this game favors the Flames. The Oilers do not play a defensive game close to that of the Stars. They typically sacrifice defense for offense, which goes against Markstrom and a tough Flames blue line, which doesn’t bode well for the Oilers.

Edmonton and McDavid push Calgary, but the Flames get the job done.

Prediction: Flames in Sept.