Tuesday, May 14

Oilers beat Kings to take 3-2 lead in playoff collection

EDMONTON, Alberta — Nick Bjugstad scored twice because the Edmonton Oilers beat the Los Angeles Kings 6-3 on Tuesday night time to take a 3-2 lead within the first-round playoff collection.

The Oilers are a win away from advancing to the second spherical. Game 6 is Saturday in Los Angeles. Game 7, if vital, can be Monday in Edmonton.

Leon Draisaitl, Evander Kane, Zach Hyman and Brett Kulak additionally scored for Edmonton. Connor McDavid and defensemen Mattias Ekholm and Darnell Nurse had two assists apiece.

Hyman’s aim got here when he was hit within the face on a shot by Evan Bouchard and the puck deflected previous the Kings‘ Pheonix Copley for the Oilers‘ fifth aim of the sport. Hyman stayed within the sport.

Stuart Skinner was again within the web for Edmonton’s after he was swapped out for Jack Campbell one interval into the Oilers‘ Game 4 extra time win Sunday. The 24-year-old Skinner made 25 saves.

“It feels nice being able to go back in, kind of try to redeem myself,” Skinner stated. “But I still think I have a lot to give the team here.”

PHOTOS: Oilers beat Kings to take 3-2 lead in playoff collection

Kings goalie Joonas Korpisalo was pulled for Copley within the second interval after Edmonton’s fourth aim. Korpisalo stopped 15 of 19 photographs earlier than giving option to Copley, who had six saves.

Quinton Byfield, Adrian Kempe and Alex Iafallo scored for the Kings.

“We have to try and stay out of the box as much as we can,” Kempe stated. “It’s a big factor, and they got two tonight on the power play. We’ve got to clean up some stuff. Our play in our own zone was not really good from the start.”

When the golf equipment clashed within the first spherical final yr, the Kings claimed Game 5 to take the collection result in Los Angeles, the place the Oilers gained consecutive video games. Edmonton now has the prospect on this collection to shut it out on the street.

The Oilers killed off their one penalty and scored on two of three power-play probabilities Tuesday. Edmonton is 8 for 14 with a man-advantage within the collection.

Bjugstad scored his second of the sport at 4:26 of the third interval. His floating backhand towards the web went off the skate of Kings defenseman Mikey Anderson and throughout the aim line.

Byfield scored the Kings’ third aim at 6:33, scoring excessive over Skinner from shut vary.

Game 4 extra time hero Hyman scored Edmonton’s fifth aim together with his face. at 15:47 of the second interval, when simply 10 seconds remained in Kevin Fiala’s tripping penalty.

Bjugstad tipped in Cody Ceci’s shot from the blue line at 11:49 for a 4-2 lead.

“The fourth one really hurt us,” Los Angeles coach Todd McLellan stated. “From there, there was no catching up. That’s not close to good enough. That doesn’t get you a win in game two of the regular season.”

As they did within the first two video games of this collection at Rogers Place, the Oilers took an early 2-0 lead and had been forward 3-2 after the opening interval.

Kempe chipped the puck over Skinner at 17:35 to tug the the Kings inside a aim.

Ryan McLeod whipped the puck cross-ice in entrance of Korpisalo as Kulak bought by Byfield and beat Korpisalo at 14:12.

A minute earlier, Iafallo scored L.A.‘s second of the sport, chopping a rebound off a Kempe spin-around try previous Skinner.

Draisaitl made it 2-0 for the Oilers at 10:40 on McDavid’s feed from behind the aim line.

Draisaitl was taking place as he was shoved by Byfield, however bought a shot away to beat Korpisalo for his NHL-leading sixth playoff aim.

With Carl Grundstrom within the field for hooking McDavid, Kane scored off the far put up at 8:08, with simply 4 seconds left within the penalty.

The Kings had been with out ahead Blake Lizotte (lower-body) for a 3rd straight sport. Edmonton was with out ahead Mattias Janmark a fourth sport after he blocked a shot together with his foot in Game 1.


The OilersBouchard extended his point streak to five games (two goals, six assists). It is the longest point streak in the playoffs for an Edmonton blue-liner since Charlie Huddy’s two targets and three assists in 4 video games in 1988. … The Kings’ energy play is 5 for 18 within the collection.

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