The penultimate round is theThis week will be the Western Conference finals. Take on the The Eastern Conference finals will feature the Face-off against the winner – series.
Because their series was over earlier, the West teams will be the first to get things moving. On Tuesday, the Avs will host Oilers for Game 1 TNT. In Game 1 of their matchup, the Lightning will travel to face either the Canes nor Rangers on Wednesday on ESPN and ESPN+.
Here are key stats, players and other information to get you started before the next round starts.
Finals Western Conference
Schedule (all times Eastern).
Game 1 (at COL): 8 p.m. Tuesday, (TNT).
Game 2 (at COL): 8 PM Thursday (TNT).
Game 3 (at EDM), 8 p.m. Saturday, TNT
Game 4 (at EDM), 8. p.m., June 6 (TNT).
Game 5 (at COL): June 8 (TNT)*
Game 6 (at EDM): June 10 (TNT)*
Game 7 (at COL): June 12 (TNT)*
* If necessary
Connor McDavid's overtime goal was the winner to lift the Oilers over the Flames.
Top playoff scorers
Notes from ESPN Stats & Information
Avalanche (4.30), Oilers (4.33) rank second and third in goals per games this postseason. This will be the first conference finals matchup since 1989, featuring teams that average 4.0 goals or more in the postseason. (– In 1989, this matchup was held. In the postseason, 52 goals have been scored by the Oilers. This is the most goals scored in 12 games by any team since the 1994 Rangers (52), won the Stanley Cup. Half of all the postseason hat tricks were scored by these two teams, Nathan MacKinnon (twice) and (once apiece).
The Oilers will be making their first conference finals journey since 2006, when Connor McDavid turned 9 years old. This is the first round in which the Avalanche have appeared since MacKinnon's 2002 appearance.
This matchup features three of the No. McDavid (EDM): The No. 1 picks(EDM) and MacKinnon, (COL). It is the first meeting of conference finalist between No. The No. 1 overall picks for 2018 ( vs. ).
McDavid, Leon Draisaitl have 26 points each in this postseason. Wayne Gretzky, who had 34 points in 1983 and 32 respectively in 1985, has more postseason points than McDavid.
McDavid scored a total of 149 points during the regular season, plus playoffs. This is the most McDavid has scored in conference finals.(181) (167) in 1995-1996
McDavid (549), Draisaitl (4799) and MacKinnon (4422) are ranked 1-2-3 in terms of points earned over the past five years. According to Elias Sports Bureau it is the first conference finals that features the top three point leaders in the following five seasons. (The Bruins were represented by all three of these players: Bobby Orr Bobby Esposito and Johnny Bucyk.