The NHL Qualifying Round begins tomorrow at 12:00 PM Eastern Time. Things will start to get wild in the West when the Edmonton Oilers and Chicago Blackhawks get things started off at 3:00 PM Eastern Time at Rogers Place.
Now, let’s dive in to each series and make a prediction!
Western Conference Qualifying Round Predictions
Edmonton Oilers versus Chicago Blackhawks
EDM vs CHI: The first series on the NHL docket out West is going to be a goal bonanza. Neither team’s defenses or goalies is going make you think impenetrable. Let me tell you, this is the series I want to watch as die-hard fan, and one that casual fans will be thrilled with watching.
OUTLOOK: This is basically an offensive heavyweight battle where in one corner you the league’s scoring champs in the last two seasons in Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. In the other corner, you have to season winners in Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews. Let the fireworks begin!
PREDICTION: Oilers in 4 games