Edmonton Oilers netminder Calvin Pickard.
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Edmonton Oilers making desperate lineup change for Game 4

Published May 14, 2024 at 3:25 PM

After allowing four goals on 15 shots in Game 3, the Edmonton Oilers pulled Stuart Skinner and replaced him with veteran netminder Calvin Pickard for the remainder of the contest.

Many were expecting the Oilers to go back to Stuart Skinner between the pipes for Game 4 tonight, but in a bit of a surprising move, it appears that they'll be making a change and Calvin Pickard will get the start.

Daily Faceoff's Frank Seravalli reported the news in a post on social media on Tuesday morning, saying that it will be Pickard's first career start in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

"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." Seravalli said.

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.

The Oilers will hope Pickard can stand on his head and help them tie up their second round series against the Vancouver Canucks at two games a piece. A loss for Edmonton would push them to the brink of elimination and their season could be over as early as Thursday night.

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Edmonton Oilers making desperate lineup change for Game 4

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