The Edmonton Oilers won 4-2 against the Kings in Los Angeles on Thursday night to force a Game 7 Saturday night at Rogers Place.
The Oilers took the lead in the game with 1:40. Captain Connor McDavid came down the left side, ducked behind the net and defeated Kings netminder Jonathan Quick with a wrap.
The Oilers killed two power plays in LA in the first and held a 15-12 lead in shots on target.
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Before the second turned two minutes old, Oilers forward Evander Kane struck off Brett Kulak’s point shot for his sixth.
Kane thought to score again a few minutes later, but the goal was disallowed when the referee ruled that Edmonton forward Zach Hyman had hindered Quick’s shot.
Los Angeles defender Sean Durzi scored on a power play to narrow the Oilers advantage to 2-1.
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The Kings tied it 29 seconds into the third when Carl Grundstrom fired a shot past goalkeeper Mike Smith’s blocker.
With 5:10 to go, Oilers blueliner Tyson Barrie dropped Leon Draisaitl and shot past Quick.
Kailer Yamamoto was marked for tripping with 3:37 to go. The Oilers finished it off behind some sharp saves from Smith.
Kane scored into an empty net to close it.
Smith made 30 saves. McDavid and Kane both had three points.
You can listen to live coverage of Saturday’s game at 630 CHED, starting with The Faceoff show at 6 p.m. Actual game starts at 8 p.m.
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