Zach Hyman scores OT winner as Oilers tie series with Kings

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It was definitely an emotional win for the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Trailing 3-0 after the first period, the Oilers bounced back to beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-4 in overtime at Arena in Los Angeles, California thanks to a game-winning goal by Zach Hyman of Toronto, Ontario. With the win, the Oilers and Kings are tied at two games apiece in the best out of seven first round series.

Hyman’s overtime winner came at 10:39 of the extra period. Evan Bouchard of Oakville, Ontario picked up the lone assist. Hyman was one of three Canadians to score for the Oilers. The others were Evander Kane of Vancouver, British Columbia and Bouchard.

Three Canadians also had a multi-point game. Bouchard had one goal and two assists, Connor McDavid of Richmond Hill, Ontario had three assists, and Hyman had one goal and one assist. Leon Draisaitl meanwhile scored two goals for the Oilers and added an assist.

The series now shifts back to Edmonton on Tuesday. On Monday, the other two Canadian teams in the playoffs are in action. The Toronto Maple Leafs play the Tampa Bay Lightning in Tampa. Toronto leads that series two games to one. Meanwhile in Winnipeg, the Jets host the Vegas Golden Knights trailing two games to one.


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