Scouting the playoff race: Edmonton Oilers

A familiar foe of the Vegas Golden Knights, the Edmonton Oilers have tons of star power. But can the Golden Knights foil them again?

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3. The verdict

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It's going to be tough for the Vegas Golden Knights to pass the Edmonton Oilers in the Pacific Division. Edmonton is up by four points and has two games in hand. Therefore, the Golden Knights will probably face the Oilers and not have home-ice advantage.

But that doesn't mean the Vegas Golden Knights can't beat the Edmonton Oilers. The Golden Knights improved their team at the trade deadline and the new pieces are gelling. They're also familiar with how the Oilers play, even with added pieces and a new head coach in Kris Knoblauch. Yes, this Edmonton team will be much tougher than last season's version. But if the Golden Knights play to their strengths with their scoring depth and forecheck, they should win the potential series.