Edmonton Oilers hold off late comeback attempt from Vancouver Canucks to win Game 7 and set up a Western Conference Final against the Dallas Stars

  • Edmonton is Canada’s last hope to end its thirty-year Stanley Cup drought
  • The Oilers won the final two games of the series to eliminate Canadian rivals
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The Edmonton Oilers held off a third-period comeback attempt by the Vancouver Canucks on Monday to win Game 7 of their all-Canadian Western Conference semifinal.

The Oilers advanced to their second Western Conference finals in three years. In 2022, Edmonton was swept in the final four of the NHL by the eventual champion Colorado Avalanche.

Edmonton was the only non-top seed to advance to the Western Conference Finals. They won Games 6 and 7 of the series to eliminate their Pacific Division Rivals.

Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals is Thursday night in Dallas.

The Oilers never trailed Monday night after holding a 3-0 lead deep into the third period.

The Oilers won Game 7 on the road to continue their season and set up a matchup with Dallas

Edmonton held off a Vancouver comeback late in the third period to advance to the playoffs

Edmonton held off a Vancouver comeback late in the third period to advance to the playoffs

The Canucks scored both goals in their final game of the season with less than nine minutes remaining.

With goaltender Arturs Silovs withdrawn, Vancouver didn’t get the right set with the extra man, allowing Edmonton to run out the clock on its season.

Edmonton hasn’t won a Western Conference Finals game since 2006, when it advanced to the Stanley Cup Final.

The Oilers are also Canada’s last hope to break a championship drought in the country’s most popular sport.

The last Canadian team to lift the Stanley Cup was the Montreal Canadiens who finished the 1993 season.

Since the Canucks in 2011–12, no Canadian team has played a Stanley Cup final during a full NHL season.