Edmonton Oilers’ Unbelievable 2024 Stanley Cup Comeback: From 0-3 to Game 7 Glory – Betting Odds & Historic Comparisons. LFG!

Jun 24, 2024

The 2024 Stanley Cup Final will be remembered as one of sports history’s most thrilling and improbable comebacks. The Edmonton Oilers, facing a seemingly insurmountable 0-3 deficit against the Florida Panthers, defied the odds and staged a remarkable rally to force a Game 7. They were left for dead.

McDavid said something after their Game three loss, and it struck me that he meant it. The greatest to ever play the game knew something after game three we didn’t:

He would drag his nuts all over the Florida Panthers’ foreheads for the next three games

Since game three, McDavid became the first player to have back-to-back four-point games in the Stanley Cup Final (Games 4 and 5). His 11 points in the series set a record for the most points by an active player in a single Stanley Cup Final. To say he put the team on his back is an insult. He did this in ways no one else could.

Let’s get set for tonight. Game 7. All the marbles. An entire country (not Calgary) is donning the orange, white, and blue tonight, so here’s a preview of the decisive Game 7 with the best available sports betting odds. Let’s compare this comeback to other legendary sports comebacks (and this one is already up there).

The Oilers Rode the Struggle Bus to Start.

The Florida Panthers dominated the series’ first three games, outscoring the Oilers 11-4 and securing a commanding 3-0 lead. At this point, the Panthers’ odds of winning the series plummeted to an overwhelming -2500, making them heavy favorites to clinch the Stanley Cup[2].

The Turning Point

Some say “Kait The Oilers Boobie Girl” is responsible after her game-four flashings…

However, the Oilers refused to give up. In Game 4, they delivered a stunning 8-1 shit-kicking of the Panthers, showcasing their resilience and determination. This victory was followed by a hard-fought 5-3 win in Game 5 on home ice, forcing the series back to Edmonton for Game 6.

Forcing Game 7

Despite the Panthers remaining favored to win the series, with their odds shifting from -1100 to -330, the Oilers were favored to win Game 6 at -130. Edmonton capitalized on this momentum, securing another victory and setting the stage for a decisive Game 7.

Preview of Game 7: Betting Odds and Predictions: “There’s Money To Be Made, Kids”

As we approach the highly anticipated Game 7, the betting odds reflect the tight competition between the two teams. According to the latest odds, the Florida Panthers are slight favorites at -115, while the Edmonton Oilers are close behind at -105. This indicates a nearly even split in public and expert opinion on who will emerge victorious.

Key Players to Watch

Connor McDavid: Leading the Conn Smythe Trophy odds at -145, McDavid’s performance will be crucial for the Oilers’ success.


Aleksander Barkov: With odds of +240 for the Conn Smythe, Barkov remains a crucial player for the Panthers.
 Sergei Bobrovsky: Despite his odds dropping to +500 because he’s sucked in 3 consecutive losses, Bobrovsky’s goaltending could be a game-changer. The Oilers have figured out “high blocker,” and he’s allowed 14 goals in the last three games, so whoever came up with this prop bet for Bobrovksy needs to be fired.

Comparing the Oilers’ Comeback to Other Legendary Sports Comebacks

The Oilers’ comeback from a 0-3 deficit in the Stanley Cup Final is a rare and historic achievement. To put this in perspective, let’s compare it to other notable comebacks in professional sports:

1. Boston Red Sox (2004 ALCS): The Red Sox’s comeback from a 0-3 deficit against the New York Yankees to win the series and the World Series is often regarded as the most incredible comeback in baseball history.
2. Buffalo Bills (1993 NFL Wild Card Game): Trailing by 32 points, the Bills staged an incredible rally to defeat the Houston Oilers in overtime, marking the most fantastic playoff comeback in NFL history.
3. Oracle Team USA (2013 America’s Cup): Down 8-1 in a best-of-17 series, Oracle Team USA won eight consecutive races to secure the trophy, showcasing an extraordinary comeback in sailing. Because it’s sailing, no one cares. It’s a statistical thing.
4. *Toronto Maple Leafs (1942 Stanley Cup Final): The only other team to return from a 0-3 deficit in the Stanley Cup Final, the Maple Leafs’ victory over the Detroit Red Wings remains a legendary feat in NHL history. It’s almost as impressive as losing in game 7 of the first round 6 out of the last seven seasons. LOLZ

Comebacks Ranked – The Best of The Best

Based on the magnitude of the deficit, the stakes, and the historical context, here is a ranking of these legendary comebacks:

1. Boston Red Sox (2004 ALCS)
2. Buffalo Bills (1993 NFL Wild Card Game)
3. Oracle Team USA (2013 America’s Cup)
4. Edmonton Oilers (2024 Stanley Cup Final)
5. Toronto Maple Leafs (1942 Stanley Cup Final)

The Edmonton Oilers’ comeback in the 2024 Stanley Cup Final is undoubtedly one of the greatest in sports history. You’re witnessing the most incredible display of will and fate you might not see again in pro sports. As we await the outcome of Game 7, fans and bettors alike are on the edge of their seats, eager to witness the conclusion of this epic series. Whether you’re placing a bet or simply enjoying the spectacle, this moment will be remembered forever.

Especially in Canada.

It already is.



Dean Blundell

Dean Blundell is a Canadian radio personality. Best known as a longtime morning host on CFNY-FM (The Edge) in Toronto, Ontario. In 2015 he was named the new morning host on sports radio station CJCL (Sportsnet 590 The Fan). Dean started his career in radio in 2001 and for nearly 20 years been entertaining the radio audience. Dean’s newest venture is the launch of his site and podcast which is gaining tremendous momentum across North America.

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