How to Watch Game 4 Stanley Cup Finals: Oilers Facing Elimination Against Panthers

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It could be the last game of the season on Saturday night when the Edmonton Oilers host the Florida Panthers for Game 4. For Montreal Canadiens fans, the end of the season may not be able to come soon enough, as the next few weeks will be integral for the franchise. The end of the season will signal the beginning of the draft process, which then turns into free agency. Will the Montreal Canadiens look like a completely different team by next September, or will Kent Hughes stand pat?

Before we answer those questions, let's sit back and watch Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals just in case it is the last game of the season. Hopefully, the Oilers will extend the series a couple more games to shorten the time until next season's start. However, that may not be likely with how the Panthers have played.

How To Watch Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals

Date: June 15th, 2024

Time: 8 PM ET

TV: Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports, ESPN

Game 4 Storylines

The Edmonton Oilers are in trouble due to a lack of defense and goaltending. Sergei Bobrovsky has been lights out for the Florida Panthers, while the Oilers can't seem to get a big save or defensive stop. The Oilers' defense reached an all-time low in Game 3, with Darnell Nurse, Cody Ceci, and Evan Bouchard all making crucial mistakes to fall into a 4-1 hole.

It's possible that it wouldn't have mattered how bad the Oilers defense performed. The Panthers are a complete juggernaut that has run over every team in their way this postseason. Florida hasn't had to sweat in any series yet, and unless the Oilers find a way to win two or three games, it'll feel like a pretty easy run.

What does this mean for the Canadiens? It could show they shouldn't be too quick to trade away defensive depth for more scoring. The Oilers have two of the top offensive players in the world, but their defense has them on the brink of a sweep in the Stanley Cup Final. It's also a little scary that this Panthers team is in their division. However, Florida will likely be going downhill by the time the Canadiens are contenders. The Atlantic Division has won three of the last five Stanley Cups.

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