"NBA and NHL had the same finals script" "Oilers dragging the cats back to Alberta": NHL fans speculate on who will win Stanley Cup Final

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NHL fans speculate on who will win Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final

NHL fans are torn on who will win Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on Tuesday. The Edmonton Oilers staved off elimination on Saturday with a blowout 8-1 win at home over the Florida Panthers.

Heading into Game 5, oddsmakers have Florida as the betting favorite at -142. Despite the Panthers being blown out in Game 4, Florida returns home with another chance to hoist the Stanley Cup.

Going into Game 5, NHL fans are divided on who will win.

"Panthers. NBA and NHL had the same finals script," a fan wrote.
"Florida, unfortunately," a fan added.

However, some fans believe Edmonton has all the confidence which will lead to a win in Game 5 on the road.

"Oilers dragging the kitty cats back to Alberta," a fan wrote.
"Idk. My gut is honestly telling me oilers this game. I know Florida definitely didn’t seem to play their game game 4. But feel like the oilers maybe discovered something kinda how the canes did with the rangers," a fan added.

It is clear that NHL fans are torn on who will win as many are hoping Edmonton will win, but their head is telling them Florida will win.

"The Oilers. I do not want the Panthers to win the Stanley Cup tonight. If they do I'm gonna be extremely pissed off," a fan added.

The hope for many NHL fans is the Oilers will win Game 5 to extend the series, which means there will be more Stanley Cup Final games to watch.

Panthers confident they will hoist Stanley Cup in Game 5

Florida had a chance to win the Stanley Cup in Game 5. Although the team could have won the Cup in Game 4, Panthers coach Paul Maurice said it was a good learning experience.

"I think we needed to go through that experience," Panthers coach Paul Maurice said Monday, via NHL.com. "I mean, we would have traded our experience for a win, but then you have to embrace that learning."

After losing Game 4, Florida feels it is more confident now as it knows what it takes to close out the series and win the Stanley Cup.

"The nerves are a little bit less now," forward Carter Verhaeghe said. "We can't change what got us here. We've been playing this way all year. We've gone through a lot of adversity, ups and downs, and that's what happens in the playoffs.
"That's playoff hockey. Yeah, it's a little different with the Cup in the building. But I think we're not really focused on that. We're focused on trying to play as well as we can and giving ourselves the best chance."

If Florida loses Game 5 on Tuesday, Game 6 will be on Friday at 8 p.m. EDT in Edmonton.

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Edited by Rajdeep Barman
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