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Oilers vs. Panthers Game 7: Tonight’s +708 Same Game Parlay


Thomas Snodgrass

Updated: Jun 24, 2024

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The Florida Panthers won three straight.

Then the Edmonton Oilers won three straight.

Now, here we are, looking ahead at the once improbable Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Monday night at the Amerant Bank Arena in Sunrise, Florida.

For this game, the NHL’s final act of the 2023-24 season, the moneyline for this denouement is essentially a pick’em on most sportsbooks.

With a player like Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid lacing up the skates tonight, drama is to be expected.

Another Oiler that has become a focus for reasons that can’t be easily explained is veteran winger Corey Perry.

Perry has appeared in three of the last four Stanley Cup Finals, and each of those appearances culminated in a loss.

In 2019-20, Perry’s Dallas Stars lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning, and then again in 2020-21, Perry’s Montreal Canadiens lost to the Lightning.

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.

So, Perry did join Tampa Bay in the 2021-22 season, and the Lightning went all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals for a third straight season, but this time they lost to the Colorado Avalanche.

Perry was not involved in last year’s Finals, so the potential “Perry Curse” will be revisited once again in 2024.

Let’s change our attention from the hocus pocus of hockey witchcraft to a potentially profitable Same Game Parlay for Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

Oilers vs. Panthers Same Game Parlay For Game 7

My parlay for Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals consists of three legs, two player props on the Florida Panthers’ top-line forwards, and a moneyline.

Oilers vs. Panthers Game 7 SGP Legs – FanDuelOdds
Aleksander Barkov – OVER 1.5 Points+330
Carter Verhaeghe – OVER 2.5 Shots-144
Florida Panthers – Moneyline-110
Game 7 SGP Odds+708

Aleksander Barkov – To Record 2+ Points (+330)

Panthers’ center Aleksander Barkov is tied with Evan Rodrigues for the team lead in points (6) in the Stanley Cup Finals.

Considering that Barkov had 80 points in 73 regular season games, and Rodrigues had 39 points in 80 games, these two should not be tied in points after six games of the Finals.

Tip of the cap to Rodrigues for providing offense when Florida has really needed it, but I’m expecting the Panthers’ top players to take offensive precedence tonight.

Barkov is flanked by wingers Carter Verhaeghe and Sam Reinhart on Florida’s top line, and this unit should be seeing nearly 20 minutes on the ice again, just as they did in Game 6.

Barkov recorded two multi-point showings against the Oilers thus far, two points each in Game 1 and Game 3, and the 28-year-old Finnish center eclipsed the 20 minute mark in both of those contests.

More time on ice should lead to more opportunities for a player to get their name on the scoresheet, especially for a player with elite stick handling ability like Barkov.

Bettors, like myself, looking for Barkov to collect multiple points tonight, don’t need him to put one in the back of the net, as his ability to set up teammates can get the job done.

Barkov is one of the better playmaking centers in the NHL today, and the proof lies in the goalscoring results of his linemates.

Reinhart recorded a ridiculous 57 goals this season, 24 more than any previous season, and Verhaeghe tallied 34 goals, which is 91 goals between two wingers skating alongside Barkov.

Barkov is Florida’s No. 1 facilitator.

Carter Verhaeghe – To Record 3+ Shots On Goal (-144)

Verhaeghe has recorded 2.5 shots per game in the Stanley Cup Finals, and I’m expecting the Panthers to turn up the heat offensively in Game 7 at home.

Florida has played 23 playoff games to this point, 12 at home and 11 on the road, and in the 12 home games Verhaeghe is averaging 3.92 shots per game. On the road, he is averaging 2.63 shots per game.

The comforts of home must make Verhaeghe more comfortable to fire away.

The Panthers recorded only 21 shots on goal in their Game 6 loss to Edmonton, and while a team doesn’t need to win the battle of shots on goal to win the game, it was Wayne Gretzky that said “you miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take”.

And for this Florida offense that is missing shots that they are taking, peppering the Oilers’ netminder may be necessary to keep up with McDavid and Leon Draisaitl tonight.

I would expect the Panthers’ Verhaeghe, who finished the regular season second on the team in shots on goal with 246 (Matthew Tkachuk: 280), to be heavily involved on the offensive front.

Florida Panthers Moneyline (-110)

Florida looked like a guaranteed Stanley Cup champion about 10 days ago, but the Oilers had different plans.

In Games 1, 2, and 3, the Panthers won by a combined score of 11-4.

In Game 4, 5, and 6, Edmonton won all three by a combined score of 18-5.

This series has completely flipped, and if Florida intends to hoist the Stanley Cup on home ice, they’ll need goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky from turning into a revolving door tonight.

Bobrovsky has recorded a goals against average of 2.66, which is higher than his regular season mark of 2.37, but things have been much different over the last three games.

Here’s a look at Bobrovsky’s numbers split between the first three and last three games of the Stanley Cup Finals.

Bobrovsky’s SCF SplitsSave %GAA
First 3 Games – Stanley Cup.9531.33
Last 3 Games – Stanley Cup.7934.00

The concerning part is the number of shots faced against the Oilers.

In the first three games, Bobrovsky stopped 82 of 86 shots, and in the last three, he has stopped just 46 of 58 shots.

Edmonton has been taking less shots and still getting more pucks to hit the twine behind Bobrovsky.

I’m expecting the Panthers blueliners to really close in on the Oilers in the defensive zone tonight. Florida’s stronger defensive-first defensemen, Gustav Forsling (+56) and Aaron Ekblad (+27), should get nearly 30 minutes of run time tonight.
The Panthers lost the Stanley Cup Finals to the Vegas Golden Knights last year and if they lose for the second season in a row, especially after leading 3-0, the “Corey Perry Curse” will be over and a new “Florida Curse” could be brewing.


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