Edmonton Oilers goaltender Calvin Pickard.
Photo credit: TSN

Oilers Coach confirms it for Stuart Skinner, Calvin Pickard and game 4

Published May 14, 2024 at 9:21

The Edmonton Oilers will be looking to tie up their second round series against the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night and it appears that they'll be making a big change for Game 4.

In a post on X, Daily Faceoff's Frank Seravalli said that his sources have told him that the Edmonton Oilers will be starting Calvin Pickard in Game 4 instead of Stuart Skinner, who hasn't been very good in this series. Tonight will mark Pickard's first career start in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

In Game 3 on Sunday, the Oilers decided to pull Stuart Skinner after a subpar performance, allowing four goals on 15 shots and replaced him with Calvin Pickard, but the Canucks would go on to win the contest and take a 2-1 series lead.

"Sources: #Oilers plan to start Cal Pickard against #Canucks in Game 4 on Tuesday night.

#LetsGoOilers look to even up the series with Pickard backstopping them in what would be his first career Stanley Cup playoff start."

Pickard, 32, appeared in 24 games for the Edmonton Oilers during the regular season where he had a record of 12-7-1 along with a 2.45 goals against average, a .909 save percentage and one shutout.

It's certainly a bold move for the Edmonton Oilers to turn to their backup goaltender, but they need to get some saves and Stuart Skinner wasn't getting the job done. Puck drop for Game 4 tonight is set for 6:30 p.m. PT/9:30 p.m. ET on Sportsnet and CBC. With a win, the Vancouver Canucks will push the Edmonton Oilers to the brink of elimination and would give them an opportunity to advance to the Western Conference Final on Thursday night.

May 14   |   786 answers
Oilers Coach confirms it for Stuart Skinner, Calvin Pickard and game 4

Who do you think will win Game 4?

Vancouver will take 3-1 series lead49262.6 %
Edmonton will tie the series up at 2-229437.4 %
Latest 10 stories