Oilers pound Kings 6-1 in first round playoff series

Edmonton Oilers (Wikimedia Commons)

Like the Vancouver Canucks, the Edmonton Oilers went on the road and came away with a game three playoff win on Friday. At Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California, the Oilers went on a high octane attack and came away with a 6-1 win.

Three Canadians led the Oilers in scoring with three points. They were Leon Draisaitl (two goals and one assist), Connor McDavid of Richmond Hill, Ontario (one goal and two assists), and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of Burnaby, British Columbia (three assists). Two more Oilers had a multi-point game. They were Zach Hyman of Toronto, Ontario (two goals), and Evander Kane of Vancouver, British Columbia (one goal and one assist), as they both had two points.

It was a dominant first period for the Oilers as they dictated the first 20 minutes. Hyman and Draisaitl scored even strength, while McDavid scored on the power-play. Edmonton exemplified determined jam too. When Hyman scored his goal, he drove to the net, and scored on the rebound after Kings goaltender and former Oiler Cam Talbot could not make the initial saves.

The series continues Sunday with game four. With the Oilers leading two games to one, they will look for a 3-1 lead. That is something they have not been able to accomplish in their last two playoff seasons against the Kings.

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