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How to Watch Edmonton Oilers vs. Colorado Avalanche Western Conference Final: Game 1 Live Online on May 31, 2022: Streaming/TV Channels

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How to watch Edmonton Oilers vs Colorado Avalanche in Game 1 via live online stream. ESPN will host Tuesday’s matchup between the Edmonton Oilers vs Colorado Avalanche in Game 1 of the NHL Western Conference final of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs with puck drop set at 8:00 p.m. ET. The game will take place at Pepsi Center,Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado.

The Edmonton Oilers are the No. 2 seed in the Pacific Division. They advanced to the Conference Finals by beating the Los Angeles Kings in first round and Calgary Flames in the second round. This is the 10th time the Oilers have been in the Western Conference Finals and first time since the 2005-06 season. Forwards Connor McDavid (7 G, 19 A) and Leon Draisaitl (7 G, 19 A) lead the Oilers with 26 points apiece. Evander Kane has a team-high 12 goals in the postseason.

TNT will host Tuesday’s matchup between the Edmonton Oilers and Colorado Avalanche in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Puck drop is set for 8:10 p.m. ET, and the game will take place at Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado.

The Edmonton Oilers are the No. 2 seed in the Pacific Division. They advanced to the Conference Finals by beating the Los Angeles Kings in first round and Calgary Flames in the second round. This is the 10th time the Oilers have been in the Western Conference Finals and first time since the 2005-06 season. Forwards Connor McDavid (7 G, 19 A) and Leon Draisaitl (7 G, 19 A) lead the Oilers with 26 points apiece. Evander Kane has a team-high 12 goals in the postseason.

The Colorado Avalanche are the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. They advanced to the Conference Finals with wins over the Nashville Predators in the first round and St. Louis Blues in the second round. This is the seventh time the Avalanche have reached the Western Conference Finals and first time since 2002. Forward Nathan MacKinnon leads the Avalanche with eight goals and 13 points in the postseason. Defenseman Cale Makar also has 13 points (3 G, 10 A).

The Edmonton Oilers and Colorado Avalanche meet for Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals Tuesday at Ball Arena in Denver. Puck drop for the opener of the best-of-7 series is 8 p.m. ET (TNT). Below, we look at the Oilers vs. Avalanche Game 1 odds and lines, and make our expert NHL picks, predictions and bets.

The Oilers suffered a Game 1 loss in Calgary against the provincial rival Flames May 18. After that setback, Edmonton rattled off 4 consecutive wins to reach the conference finals for the first time since 2006.

Oilers vs. Avalanche picks, odds: Expert predictions for Game 1 of NHL Western Conference final.The Western Conference finals starts Tuesday night with the Colorado Avalanche making their first conference final since 2002. This is the first appearance for Edmonton Oilers since 2006 when it lost the Stanley Cup Finals to Carolina. Colorado is a big favorite at BetMGM to win the series and win Game 1 in Denver. The Athletic’s expert picks all think the Avalanche will win Game 1.

The Avalanche posted 3 road victories in the 2nd round to oust the St. Louis Blues in 6 games. Colorado is back in the Western Conference Finals for the 1st time since 2002 when it was ousted by the Detroit Red Wings.

Oilers at Avalanche projected goalies

Mike Smith (8-3-0, 2.70 GAA, .927 SV%, 2 SO – postseason) vs. Darcy Kuemper (6-2-0, 2.44 GAA, .904 SV% – postseason)

Smith has picked up 4 consecutive victories, although he has allowed 3 or more goals in 3 of those outings. That’s because the Edmonton offense averaged 5.0 goals per game in the 5-game series vs. Calgary.

Kuemper stopped 18 of 20 shots in the series-clinching road victory against the Blues in Game 6. He has allowed 3 or fewer goals in 8 of his past 9 postseason starts.

The NHL's 2022 conference finals are finally here. Up first on the schedule are the best of the West.

The Avalanche and Oilers will begin the Western Conference finals Tuesday night in Denver. This is Colorado's first conference finals appearance since 2001. The Avs won the Stanley Cup that year. Edmonton last made the conference finals in 2006. It advanced to the Stanley Cup Final, where it fell to Carolina.

Of course, the biggest storyline heading into the series is superstars Connor McDavid and Nathan MacKinnon playing each other.

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McDavid has been sensational during this postseason run, recording 26 points in just 12 games. The Oilers captain had the OT winner in Game 5 against the Flames to send Edmonton to the conference finals. He, along with teammate Leon Draisaitl (also 26), have a stranglehold on the playoff points lead.

MacKinnon did his part for Colorado through the first two rounds. His 13 points in 10 games put him in a tie with Cale Makar for the team lead, while his eight goals rank first. The star center had a hat trick in Game 5 against the Blues, nearly winning the game single-handedly for the Avs before they lost in OT. It was only their second of the postseason.

Now, NHL fans are being treated to the two elite talents playing on the same ice sheet. Of course, there is plenty of other star power in this series, including Draisaitl and Makar.

Where to watch and stream Avalanche vs. Oilers?

Channels: TNT, CBC, SN

Streaming: Watch TNT app, SN Now

The AVALANCHE (-180) are rather heavy favorites in Game 1 despite the fact the Oilers (+145) are running hot. However, the home team has picked up 5 victories in the past 6 meetings between these teams, with the favorite cashing in each of the previous 6 outings.

Colorado enters with 55 wins in the past 68 outings at home, while going 30-12 in the past 42 playoff contests as a favorite. Until Edmonton can show it can win in Denver, back the Avs.

Against the spread

The price for the OILERS +1.5 (-150) isn’t terribly out of line if you feel Edmonton will carry over the momentum from the Calgary series, keeping it close in the opening game.

The Avalanche -1.5 (+120) are 1-1 against the puck line in series openers during the playoffs, but 1-4 against the puck line at home during the postseason.

Every day during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, The Athletic’s writers will make their picks, straight up. We put our picks, the TV schedule and all series coverage, plus the latest odds, all in one place for fans to easily digest and follow. Our in-depth NHL coverage is linked below the picks. For live NHL odds from BetMGM.That’s the selling point of this series, a heavyweight tilt between two of the best players in the world, finally going toe-to-toe at the peak of their powers. It does not get better than this. It’s this generation’s version of the epic battles between Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin — but faster. You know it’s a big deal when the NHL actually markets its players for once.

This series could be between McDavid and MacKinnon plus 40 other random dudes and still be interesting, but each team is thankfully even more than that. Cale Makar, Leon Draisaitl, Mikko Rantanen, Gabriel Landeskog — the stars will shine bright in what should be an exciting, high-octane series with offense galore.

As tantalizing as the individual battles might be along with the promise of lots of goals, there is one thing this series unfortunately lacks that slightly brings down the intrigue: an even matchup.

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