Kings Win in OT Despite Oilers Comeback

Los Angeles Kings Lines and Defencive Combinations

Edmonton Oilers Lines and Defencive Pairings

Evander Kane-Connor McDavid-Kailer Yamamoto
Ryan McLeod-Leon Draisaitl-Zach Hyman
Josh Archibald-Ryan Nugent-Hopkins-Jesse Puljujarvi
Warren Foegele-Derek Ryan-Zack Kassian

Darnell Nurse-Cody Ceci
Duncan Keith- Evan Bouchard
Brett Kulak-Tyler Barrie

Mike Smith

Game Recap

In the first period, the Kings take the early lead when Troy Stecher gets his second goal of the postseason at 3:53. Following the Los Angeles goal, things settle down with both teams geting a lot of possessions of the puck. Edmonton came close to making it a tie game but the Oilers are unbale to get the puck in the Kings net and Los Angeles leads 1-0 with 10:42 left in the first period. Edmonton heads to the power play when Los Angeles’ Alexander Edler heads off for a Tripping call at 9:53. While on the power play, Edmonton’s Leon Draisaitl makes a shot that hits the right side of the crossbar, barely missing the net, to keep it a 1-0 Los Angeles lead. Edmonton with 5 minutes left in the period have only gotten two shots off to the Kings 14. The Oilers will not win this contest if they are getting low shots like that off. The period comes to an end with the Kings heading into the locker room with the 1-0 lead over the Oilers.

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In the second period we begin with a scrum at center ice immediately following the faceoff just four seconds into the period. Due to the scrum, the Kings Trevor Moore and Oilers Evander Kane both are shown the box for Roughing minors, but Evander Kane also has another Roughing minor, giving the Kings their first power play of the night. With the penalty now expired, Edmonton ties the contest up when Zack Kassian scores his first of the postseason at 2:32. A turnover in front of the Oilers net results in Adrian Kempe scoring his first career NHL postseason goal at 9:29 to give the Kings the 2-1 lead. Another turnover leads to the Kings making this a 3-1 lead when Andreas Athanasiou scores his first of the postseason at 13:34. With a minute left in the period, Evander Kane takes a shot to Blake Lizotte’s knee which results in a power play for the Kings. Also, Zach Kassian heads off with a Cross-checking penalty and the Kings Blake Lizotte heads off with a matching Roughing minor with Evander Kane. When the third period begins, the Kings will have a minute left on the power play.

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In the third period, the Kings power play comes to an end with no goals scored by the Kings. At 2:47, the Kings go on the penalty kill when Blake Lizotte heads off for a Hi-sticking penalty. Just three seconds into the power play, Connor McDavid scores his second goal of the postseason to bring the Oilers within a goal. Edmonton then faces the 5-on-3 for 15 seconds after Ryan McLeod is whistled for a hi-sticking call, which results in a four minute double minor penalty. Los Angeles responds on the power play when Phillip Danault scores his third of the postseason, and the power play continues, despite the Danault goal. The Oilers come within a goal when Leon Draisaitl scores at 12:33 with his fourth of the postseason. Los Angeles returns to the penalty kill when Phillip Danault goes off for an Interference penalty and Edmonton responds when Leon Draisaitl scores on the power play at 15:08. At the end of 60 minutes, this game heads to overtime with the Oilers and Kings tied 4-4.

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In Overtime, Adrian Kempe scores his second of the night to give the Kings the 5-4 win overtime and the 3-2 series lead.

Scoring and Penalty Summary

1st
LA Goal: Troy Stecher (2) – Assisted by Alexander Edler (2) – 03:53

LA Penalty: Alexander Edler for Tripping – 2 min minor – 09:53

2nd
EDM Penalty: Evander Kane for Roughing – 4 min dbl minor – 00:04
LA Penalty: Trevor Moore for Roughing – 2 min minor – 00:04
EDM Goal: Zack Kassian (1) – Assisted by Connor McDavid (6) and Brett Kulak (1) – 02:32

LA Goal: Adrian Kempe (1) – Assisted by Anze Kopitar (2) and Alex Iafallo (3) – 09:29

LA Goal: Andreas Athanasiou (1) – Assisted by Dustin Brown (2) – 13:34

EDM Penalty: Evander Kane for Roughing – 2 min minor – 19:00
EDM Penalty: Zack Kassian for Cross-checking – 2 min minor – 19:00
LA Penalty: Blake Lizotte for Roughing – 2 min minor – 19:00

3rd
LA Penalty: Blake Lizotte for Hi-sticking – 2 min minor – 02:47
EDM PP Goal: Connor McDavid (2) – Assisted by – 02:50

EDM Penalty: Connor McDavid for Tripping – 2 min minor – 07:28
EDM Penalty: Ryan McLeod for Hi-sticking (dbl minor) – 4 min minor – 09:13
LA PP Goal: Phillip Danault (3) – Assisted by Adrian Kempe (3) and Sean Durzi (2) – 11:06

EDM SH Goal: Leon Draisaitl (4) – Unassisted – 12:33

LA Penalty: Phillip Danault for Interference – 2 min minor – 14:37
EDM PP Goal: Leon Draisaitl (5) – Assisted by Connor McDavid (7) and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (3) – 15:08


Overtime
LA Goal: Adrian Kempe (2) Assisted by Troy Stecher (2) – 01:12


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Period by Period Statistical Summary

1st

Los Angeles – 1Edmonton – 0
Faceoffs1213
Power Play0/00/1
Shots165
Hits920

2nd

Los Angeles – 3Edmonton – 1
Faceoffs1122
Power Play0/1* 1:00 left in PP1/1
Shots2513
Hits2134

3rd

Los Angeles – 4Edmonton – 4
Faceoffs3134
Power Play1/52/3
Shots4128
Hits3140

OT

Los Angeles – 5Edmonton – 4
Faceoffs3234
Power Play1/52/3
Shots4328
Hits3142
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Next Contest: Thursday, May 12th, 2022 at Los Angeles (LA leads series 3-2)

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