Oilers vs. Canucks: How to watch, live stream and more to know about Game 7

The Vancouver Canucks have received a major blow to their Game 7 hopes when they face the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night.

According to multiple reports, leading scorer Brock Boeser will miss the game and more because of a blood clot in his leg. He has a team-high seven goals and is tied for the team lead with 12 points in 12 games.

"He's scored some big goals for us, so it's a tough one," said Canucks coach Rick Tocchet, who didn't disclose the reason Boeser will be absent. "But next man up. That's the way you got to approach it, like we have all year."

The Game 7 winner will earn a trip to the Western Conference final and a meeting with the Dallas Stars. That series will start on Thursday in Dallas.

The winning team will also continue a bid to become the first Canadian team to win a Stanley Cup title since 1993.

Vancouver Canucks forward Brock Boeser had 40 goals in the regular season and seven during the playoffs.
Vancouver Canucks forward Brock Boeser had 40 goals in the regular season and seven during the playoffs.

The Oilers won 5-1 in Game 6 at Edmonton, but neither team in this series has won two games in a row.

Previewing Game 7 between the Oilers and Canucks:

When is Game 7 of Oilers vs. Canucks?

Game 7 of the Oilers-Canucks series will be played at 9 p.m. ET at Vancouver's Rogers Arena.

How to watch Game 7 of Oilers vs. Canucks

Game 7 will be shown on ESPN. It can be streamed on services that carry ESPN, such as Fubo.

Why the Oilers can win Game 7

Their stars had big performances in Game 6. Connor McDavid had three assists after getting one point in the previous three games. Zach Hyman scored to end a three-game drought. Leon Draisaitl had two assists and has at least a point in all 11 playoff games. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Evan Bouchard each had three-point games.

Boeser's absence will be tough for the Canucks to overcome. Canucks forward Elias Lindholm has five goals and there are a couple four-goal scorers, but Boeser is the go-to scorer. Star Elias Pettersson has only one goal in the playoffs. Vancouver is 0-for-11 on the power play in the last three games.

Goalie Stuart Skinner is rested. He sat out Games 4 and 5 and wasn't tested much in Game 6. He stopped 14 of 15 shots.

Why the Canucks can win Game 7

They have overcome adversity before: Don't forget that Vezina Trophy finalist Thatcher Demko has played only one game in the playoffs.

Goalie Arturs Silovs: He, like Skinner, has never played in a Game 7. But he faced that pressure before, helping Latvia win bronze at the 2023 world championships., the country's first medal. He was named MVP of that tournament.

They're the home team. They can get the matchups they want with the last line change. The Stars and Bruins won the 2024 playoffs' previous two Game 7s as the home team.

Oilers vs. Canucks Game 7 prediction

Oilers 3, Canucks 2: Draisaitl will extend his point streak to 12 games with a goal and assist.

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