Canucks eliminate Predators, will face Oilers in second round

The second round of the NHL playoffs will feature an all-Canadian matchup between the Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers.

Vancouver advanced with a late 1-0 win over the Nashville Predators in Game 6 Friday, winning the best-of-seven opening-round series 4-2.

Edmonton ousted the L.A. Kings from the first round for the third year in a row on Wednesday.

The Canucks and Oilers have not met in the playoffs since 1992 when Edmonton won the second-round series in six games.

Vancouver won all four regular-season contests between the two teams this year.

The NHL has not announced when the first game between the Oilers and Canucks will be played, but round two of the playoffs is set to begin Sunday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 3, 2024.

The Canadian Press