Monday, May 6

Hyman scores in OT as Oilers beat Kings 5-4 to even sequence

LOS ANGELES — Leon Draisaitl wasn’t fazed as his Edmonton Oilers confronted a three-goal deficit on the finish of the primary interval of Game 4 in opposition to the Los Angeles Kings.

Instead, Draisaitl and the Oilers had been in a position to rally and submit what is perhaps their greatest win of the season.

Zach Hyman scored at 10:39 of additional time Sunday evening because the Oilers rallied to beat the Kings 5-4 and even their first-round playoff sequence at two video games apiece.

“I think all playoff games are big tests, but this one was massive for our group. I thought we responded well,” stated Draisaitl, who had two targets and an help. “It is not an easy team to come back against. We came back in waves in the second period and put ourselves back into it.”

Hyman’s snap shot from the left faceoff circle was his first purpose of the playoffs. It was the primary time since 1997 in opposition to Dallas that the Oilers got here again to win a playoff sport after trailing by three or extra targets.

“It was a great breakout pass,” Hyman stated about his first playoff game-winning purpose. “I was looking for a pass and it turned into a Grade A scoring chance. I was able to get it up and over and that was the game. It is probably the most important goal in my career.”

Evan Bouchard had a purpose and two assists whereas Evander Kane compelled OT along with his third-period purpose. Connor McDavid had three assists.

The unsung hero although was goaltender Jack Campbell, who got here in after Stuart Skinner was pulled after one interval. Campbell made 27 saves in opposition to his former crew and put himself in place to probably begin Game 5 on Tuesday evening in Edmonton.

Campbell’s greatest save got here with 5 minutes remaining in regulation when he stopped Viktor Arvidsson on a breakaway that would have put the Kings up by two targets.

“You want to dig deep and get the job done. Everybody in the room did that,” Campbell stated. “It feels good to win tonight and move on.”

Edmonton coach Jay Woodcroft stated he considered pulling Skinner earlier, however waited till intermission.

“I felt that our team needed a little bit of a change in momentum. Once we did that, it kind of took off from there,” he stated.

Arvidsson had a purpose and an help for the Kings, whereas Kevin Fiala had two assists in his first sport since April 1. Gabriel Vilardi, Anze Kopitar and Matt Roy additionally scored for the Kings whereas Joonas Korpisalo stopped 35 photographs. Phillip Danault additionally had two assists.

“We can be frustrated tonight, but tomorrow’s a new day and we’ve got to get ready for Game 5,” Kopitar stated. “The first period was obviously really good, and the second period was not good, so there’s no secret to that. We’ll have to correct that going forward.”

Los Angeles dominated the primary interval and raced out to a 3-0 result in chase Skinner. Edmonton then took management within the second to tie it at 3, together with two power-play targets.

It was an even-played third interval because it went to additional time for the third time within the sequence.

“We gave up the lead in the second period but we lost it in overtime,” Kings coach Todd McLellan stated. “The start for us was tremendous, it was something we haven’t had in the series. It has been a strange series, the team that gets in the lead kind of takes their foot off the gas.”

Vilardi put in a rebound at 9:25 of the primary interval to open the scoring. Los Angeles then scored twice in an 84-second span late within the interval to increase their result in 3-0.

Bouchard started the comeback at 4:55 of the second with a slap shot from the purpose on the ability play. Draisaitl then evened it with a pair of targets, each wrist photographs in entrance of the online.

Roy’s backhand in entrance of the online at 4:28 of the third put LA again on prime 4-3 earlier than Kane compelled additional time with 3:02 remaining with a snap shot to the far facet.


Edmonton had two power-play targets and is 6 for 11 with the person benefit within the sequence.


Skinner was pulled on the first intermission after he allowed three targets on 11 photographs within the opening 20 minutes.

Edmonton’s rookie goaltender gave up a pair of targets in an 84-second span late within the first interval. Arvidsson went 5 gap with a wrist shot from the left faceoff circle after getting the puck close to the blue line and making a spin transfer to get previous Oilers defenseman Vincent Desharnais.

Kopitar then deked Skinner and put in a power-play purpose to place LA up 3-0.

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