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The Stanley Cup Playoffs are down to the final four teams, with the Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers, Florida Panthers, and Dallas Stars remaining. The Oilers advanced to the Western Conference Finals after a Game 7 victory over the Vancouver Canucks. They will face the Dallas Stars in the next round, while the Rangers and Panthers will compete in the Eastern Conference Finals with plans to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals. All four teams are playing well in all facets of the game, setting the stage for an exciting and competitive series to determine the conference champions.

In the Eastern Conference Finals, the New York Rangers will face off against the Florida Panthers. The Rangers are led by goaltender Igor Shesterkin, who has been dominant in these playoffs with a 2.40 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage. The Panthers, on the other hand, are powered by their relentless offensive depth and ability to retrieve pucks in front of the net. With players like Sam Reinhart, who had 57 goals in the regular season, looking to make an impact, the Panthers pose a significant threat to the Rangers’ defense.

The Edmonton Oilers are back in the Conference Finals for the first time since the 2021-22 season, led by stars like Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. The Oilers will face the Dallas Stars, who are seeking revenge after losing to the Golden Knights in the Conference Finals last season. The Stars boast a balanced offensive attack, with contributions from players like Wyatt Johnston, Joe Pavelski, and Miro Heiskanen. On the other hand, the Oilers rely on the scoring prowess of McDavid and Draisaitl to lead them to victory.

For the Rangers, goaltender Igor Shesterkin remains their biggest strength, making crucial saves at key moments in the game. Meanwhile, the Panthers’ relentless offensive pressure and ability to capitalize on scoring chances make them a formidable opponent. In the West, the Stars’ depth in scoring and ability to spread the offense across all lines poses a challenge for the Oilers’ defense, especially goaltender Stuart Skinner, who will need to step up his game to contain Dallas’s attack.

In the Western Conference Finals, the Oilers will rely on the dynamic duo of McDavid and Draisaitl to generate offense and lead the team to victory. The power play will be a key factor for the Oilers, with McDavid, Draisaitl, and Zach Hyman working together to create scoring opportunities. Meanwhile, the Stars will look to capitalize on their offensive depth and get pucks on net to test the Oilers’ goaltending. Overall, both series promise to be competitive and intense as the teams battle for a spot in the Stanley Cup Finals.

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