Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid every scored twice and the Edmonton Oilers tied their Western Convention semifinal sequence at one recreation apiece with a 5-1 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night time.
Recreation 3 can be Monday in Edmonton, the place the Oilers had been 23-12-6 in the course of the common season.
Drasaitl, who scored 4 targets within the first recreation, has now tallied no less than one level within the first eight video games of the postseason, posting 17 factors (13 targets, 4 assists).
McDavid, in the meantime, is on a seven-game level streak, with 5 targets and 11 assists.
Connor McDavid #97 of the Edmonton Oilers celebrates after scoring a aim in the course of the second interval towards the Vegas Golden Knights in Recreation Two of the Second Spherical of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs at T-Cell Enviornment on Might 06, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (David Becker/NHLI through Getty Photographs)
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Evan Bouchard additionally scored for the Oilers, whereas rookie goaltender Stuart Skinner stopped 30 photographs.
Ivan Barbashev ruined Skinner’s bid for a shutout lower than two minutes into the third interval by scoring his third aim of the sequence, the lone aim for the Golden Knights.
Vegas goaltender Laurent Brossoit stopped 26 of the 31 photographs he confronted earlier than being pulled after two intervals. Brossoit got here into the sport 5-0 in his earlier 5 appearances courting to Recreation 2 of the opening spherical. Adin Hill completed the sport and made 4 saves within the third interval.
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Edmonton obtained an early power-play alternative, and after Brossoit made three unbelievable saves, Draisaitl scored his twelfth aim of the postseason to place Edmonton up early, 1-0.
The Oilers made it 2-0 simply seven minutes into the sport with their second power-play alternative due to Bouchard’s blast from the blue line.
The purpose manufacturing on particular groups continued halfway by means of the opening stanza when McDavid poked the puck away from Vegas’ Shea Theodore and turned on the afterburners for a breakaway shorthanded aim to push Edmonton’s result in 3-0.
And when Draisaitl scored his second of the sport to place Edmonton on high 4-0, the Oilers had extra targets on the time than the Golden Knights had photographs on aim (3).
Vegas completed the primary interval with 4 photographs on aim, whereas Edmonton had thrown 19 at Brossoit.
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With Jack Eichel within the field for Vegas, it took solely eight seconds into the facility play for the Oilers to construct on their lead, as McDavis beat Brossoit to make it 5-0.