The NHL playoffs get underway on Saturday, May 15, but the North Division will have to wait until the following week. COVID-19 delays have the Canadian teams getting their playoff series underway on May 19th and 20th. The No. 2 Edmonton Oilers and No. 3 Winnipeg Jets open their series on Wednesday, May 19, with the puck dropping at 9 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.
The time is now for Connor McDavid. The soon-to-be Hart Trophy winner will lead the Oilers into the playoffs for the second straight season. McDavid somehow managed to put up 104 points in 55 games this season, a PPG pace we haven’t seen since the ‘80s or early ‘90s with Mario Lemieux and The Great One. McDavid has his sidekick in Leon Draisaitl and deep defense.
The Jets have seemingly had the talent to make a deep playoff run for years. It’s the fourth year in a row the Peg will try and make it to the Stanley Cup Finals. It wasn’t too long ago most of this core made it to the West Finals. One thing that can help the Jets along the way is their power play, which ranks 6th in the NHL at 23.1 percent.
Below is a full rundown of the Canucks-Oilers series and how to watch it. The NBC games are all available at NBCSports.com/live and on the NBC Sports app.
No. 3 Winnipeg Jets wins series 4-0 over No. 2 Edmonton Oilers
Game 1: Jets 4, Oilers 1
Game 2: Jets 1, Oilers 0 (OT)
Game 3: Jets 5, Oilers 4 (OT)
Game 4: Jets 4, Oilers 3 (3OT)