Oilers, Canucks NHL playoff series to start Wednesday in Vancouver

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The second-round NHL playoff series between the Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks opens Wednesday in Vancouver.

The Oilers and Canucks are the two Canadian clubs among eight remaining in Stanley Cup playoff contention.

Game 2 is Friday in Vancouver’s Rogers Arena followed by the third and fourth games of the best-of-seven affair May 12 and May 14 in Edmonton’s Rogers Place.

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Game 5, if necessary, is May 16 in Vancouver. Game 6 would be May 18 in Edmonton and a Game 7 would return to Vancouver on May 20.

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B.C. Premier David Eby has accepted a bet proposed on social media by Alberta Premier Danielle Smith the second round series.

Smith proposed that the loser has to deliver a statement in the legislature written by the winner while wearing the other’s team jersey.

In accepting the bet, Eby posted that over the coming weeks, British Columbians and Edmontonians will have to set aside what they have in common — hating the Calgary Flames — for the glory of hockey.

Vancouver has won all four regular-season contests against Edmonton this year.

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There will be two outdoor watch parties in Ice District on Wednesday and Friday — one in the plaza and the other in the fan park.

Because of previously scheduled events at Rogers Place, there will not be indoor watch parties for the away games on Wednesday and Friday this week. Rogers Place is hosting All Elite Wrestling on Wednesday and Foreigner on Friday.

The Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers kick off their second-round series Monday. The Colorado Avalanche and Dallas Stars start their series Tuesday.

The New York Rangers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 in Sunday’s Game 1. Game 2 is Tuesday in New York.

— with files from Global News.

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