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Oilers and Stars' third-round schedule is now available


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Sam Jones
May 21, 2024  (4:19 PM)
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The anticipation is palpable as the NHL has swiftly unveiled the early schedule for the third round of the playoffs, spotlighting the intense matchup between the Edmonton Oilers and the Dallas Stars.

The series, set to kick off with games 1 through 4, introduces an array of early start times, a move that has been warmly received by fans eager for more accessible playoff hockey.
With the schedule now public, the atmosphere among fans is electric, with many praising the NHL's decision to schedule games starting before 7 PM. This shift not only caters to a broader audience but also enhances the playoff experience, encouraging the league to maintain these timings for the remainder of the Oilers' games. For more details, visit
On the ice, the Oilers and Stars both rank in the top five for offense and top ten for defense, showcasing their ability to dominate on both ends of the rink. However, their approaches to the game couldn't be more different. The Stars' depth is so profound that their top three lines seem nearly interchangeable, consistently delivering performance across their roster. They typically secure their wins in tightly contested one-point games, effectively stifling their opponents' efforts.
In contrast, the Oilers lean heavily on their star players to drive their offense. This strategy could become a liability against the Stars' robust defensive tactics. If Dallas manages to neutralize Edmonton's key figures, the Oilers' offensive firepower might wane. Conversely, if the Oilers' top talents break through, Dallas could find themselves overwhelmed. For additional insights, visit
This series promises to deliver an enthralling display of skill, with both teams needing to leverage their strengths to the fullest. The Oilers, in particular, must ensure their less heralded lines step up and counter the Stars' depth. As the puck drops, fans can look forward to a series replete with strategic depth, high stakes, and potentially game-defining performances.
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Oilers and Stars' third-round schedule is now available

Do you think the new early schedule is better?

Yes, earlier is better3587.5 %
No, the later games were great512.5 %
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