NHL.com identifies key gameday matchups and players to watch throughout the 2023-24 season.


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Game 2 of Stanley Cup Final: Edmonton Oilers at Florida Panthers (8 p.m. ET; ABC, ESPN+, SN, TVAS, CBC)

EDM moneyline: +115
FLA moneyline: -135

The Oilers look to bounce back in Game 2 after the Panthers took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-7 series with a 3-0 home win in Game 1. Florida has now won all three games in the season series, with each victory coming by multiple goals, but Edmonton is 5-1 following a loss this postseason. Oilers goalie Stuart Skinner allowed two goals on 17 shots faced (.882 save percentage) in Game 1 but has still had a .909 save percentage or better in five of his past seven games.

Forward Carter Verhaeghe scored the opening goal (eventual game-winning goal) in Game 1; he leads Florida in goals (10 in 18 games) and is tied for second in the NHL in the category behind only Edmonton wing Zach Hyman (14 goals in 19). Panthers center Aleksander Barkov had two assists in Game 1 and is now tied with wing Matthew Tkachuk for their most playoff points (each has 19 in 18 games).

Oilers forward Connor McDavid has the most points (31 in 19 games) in the NHL this postseason, while Leon Draisaitl ranks second (28) and Evan Bouchard is third (27; leads all defensemen), but all three were held without a point in Game 1. McDavid led all players with six shots on goal in the series opener, while Draisaitl and Bouchard were tied for second with four SOG each.


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