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Morning coffee: Oilers now one win away from Western Conference Finals

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The Edmonton Oilers went 10-1 to win the Western Conference at FanDuel Sportsbook on May 20.

Five days later, the Oilers went down to +250 to reach the Stanley Cup Finals.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Evander Kane both scored twice in a 5-3 win over the Calgary Flames in Game 4 last night to take a 3-1 series lead.

Edmonton, which could be found as close as 30 to 1 to win the Stanley Cup at FanDuel after losing Game 1 to Calgary, is +650 to win it all right now.

The Oilers are 14-1 all-time when they lead 3-1 in a best-of-seven playoff series.

NHL teams with a 3-1 best-of-seven lead are 296-31 all-time.

After stringing together three straight wins, FanDuel gives Edmonton an 86.7% chance of advancing to -650 to win the series.

Here is the TSN EDGE Morning Coffee for Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

Oilers take 3-1 lead in Alberta battle

The Oilers were +160 to win their second-round series against Calgary at FanDuel Sportsbook entering Game 1.

After allowing nine goals and dropping Game 1, Edmonton’s series winner odds soared to +280.

As someone who bet on the Flames to win the series, I felt pretty good about myself after Game 1.

There’s nothing I’ve seen since that makes me believe Calgary can win this series.

The Oilers beat Jacob Markstrom for four goals on 25 shots in last night’s win.

Edmonton has scored 19 goals off Markstrom in the first four games of the series — eight more than the Dallas Stars could score in seven games against the Flames in the first round.

Markstrom gave the Oilers a gift 21 seconds into the first period, turning the puck over and allowing Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to score the third fastest goal in a playoff game in Edmonton franchise history.

With the game tied 3-3 late in the third, Nugent-Hopkins delivered the winner again at 16:33 of the third period.

NHR to score 2+ goals was +1500 at FanDuel Sportsbook.

Meanwhile, Evander Kane again scored twice to set an NHL record for most multi-goal games in a team’s first 11 playoff games with five.

Kane to score more than 2 goals was at FanDuel was +920.

Connor McDavid recorded two assists to set an NHL record for most multi-point games in a team’s first 11 playoff games with 10.

McDavid pushed on his points prop after FanDuel adjusted his number to over/under 2 for last night’s game.

McDavid has scored multiple points in seven straight games.

He can tie Wayne Gretzky’s all-time NHL record for most consecutive playoff performances in Game 5 on Thursday night.

FanDuel has the Oilers at +126 to win Game 5.

Calgary is -148 to win the next one and send the series back to Edmonton.

Rangers Even Series with canes on home ice

The Carolina Hurricanes haven’t lost a home game so far in the playoffs.

At the same time, they still haven’t won a game as the visiting team.

The New York Rangers beat the Hurricanes 4-1 in Game 4 last night to tie their best-of-seven series 2-2.

Carolina is 6-0 at home but 0-5 on the road so far in the playoffs.

After tying the series at 2-2, Rangers are at +126 to advance.

According to ESPN Stats & Info, this is the first time New York has won five consecutive playoff games at home since winning the Stanley Cup in 1994.

Despite back-to-back losses, the Hurricanes are -142 to win Game 5 at home and -152 to win the series at FanDuel.

Mavericks Force Game 5 vs Warriors

Beginning a four-game sweep in the Western Conference Finals, the Dallas Mavericks responded in Game 4 last night.

Luka Doncic went for a game-high 30 points with 14 rebounds and nine assists in a 119-109 win.

After struggling beyond the series arc, the Mavericks made 20 of 43 three-point attempts, including 15 of 25 on open looks.

While Dallas avoided the sweep, the Warriors remain the heavy favorite to win the series as it returns to California for Game 5 on Thursday night.

Golden State is a 7.5 point favorite for Game 5 and is -5000 down to win the series at FanDuel Sportsbook this morning.

The Warriors are -170 away from winning the NBA championship.