A Look Back at the Only Playoff Series Between the Golden Knights and the Oilers

The last time the Vegas Golden Knights and the Edmonton Oilers faced off in a high-stakes battle, Vegas emerged on top. How can the Knights win this time?

Edmonton Oilers v Vegas Golden Knights - Game Five
Edmonton Oilers v Vegas Golden Knights - Game Five / Ethan Miller/GettyImages
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3. Put the Pressure on Stuart Skinner

Stuart Skinner
Nashville Predators v Edmonton Oilers / Lawrence Scott/GettyImages

In last season's matchup, Stuart Skinner was overwhelmed by the Golden Knights's scoring depth. He allowed 19 goals in six games and had a save percentage of .875. Part of using your offensive depth beyond the first line goes to putting the heat on the Oilers' goalie.

If the Knights can maximize their scoring opportunities, they can overwhelm the goaltender again. That's done by using quick shots and creating problems in front of the net, using big bodies to take away his vision and reaction time.

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Edmonton Oilers. 29-15-6. 942. VGK -110. 7:00 PM PST. 148. ESPN+/Hulu. February 6, 2024. 29-15-1

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