McDavid OT Winner Sends Oilers to West Final

Edmonton Oilers v. Calgary Flames
Game 5 (Edmonton leads series 3-1)

Calgary Flames Lines and Defencive Pairings

Edmonton Oilers Lines and Defencive Pairings

Game Recap

In the first period, puck battles on both ends result in a scoreless first six minutes. Within those six minutes, the Flames do not get any shots off. Just through the midway point of the first period, Calgary gets on the board when Andrew Mangiapane nets his third goal of the postseason. At 11:13, the Flames head to their first power play of the evening when Connor McDavid goes to box on a hi-sticking call on Calgary’s Andrew Mangiapane. After more puck battles and shots from both teams, the first period comes to an end the Flames taking the 1-0 lead.

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In the second period, Calgary makes it a 2-0 lead at 5:41 when Mikael Backlund tips the puck into the net, good for his fifth of the postseason. At the 7:40 mark, Darnell Nurse scores his second goal of the postseason to get Edmonton on the board and then Jesse Puljujarvi scores his second of the postseason to make it a tie game 2-2 at 9:56. Then, Edmonton goes to their first power play at 14:29 when Calgary’s Dillon Dube heads off for a Charging call on Kailer Yamamoto. At 14:57, Edmonton takes the 3-2 lead when Zach Hyman nets his eighth of the postseason but then at 15:12 Calgary ties it up when Johnny Gaudreau scores his third of the postseason. 16 seconds later, the Flames re-take the lead after Calle Jarnkrok scores his first of the 2022 postseason. With the goals flying fast in the period, the Oilers make it a tie game once again when Evan Bouchard scores his third of the playoffs at 16:08. Then, Calgary heads off to their second power play of the night when Edmonton’s Evander Kane heads off after Kane trips up Matthew Tkachuk at 16:36. After the fastest stretch of four goals in Stanley Cup playoff history, the second period comes to a close with the Flames and Oilers tied 4-4.

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In the third period, things cool down tremendously after the fury of goals from the second. There are also a lot of battles of puck possession with turnovers happening as well as a lot of good shots getting off, but unable to find the back of the net. Calgary would take the 5-4 lead when Blake Coleman scores his third of the postseason at 14:03 but it is under review for what is deemed to be a kicking motion. Upon further review, it is deemed to not be a goal due to the puck being kicked in by Coleman’s skate. With no goals scored in the third, this contest heads to overtime.

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In the overtime period, Connor McDavid scores his seventh of the postseason at 5:03 to give the Oilers the 5-4 win and advance to the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 2006.

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Period by Period Scoring and Penalty Summary

1st Period
CGY Goal: Andrew Mangiapane (3) – Assisted by Blake Coleman (2) & Mikael Backlund (3) – 10:13

EDM Penalty: Connor McDavid for Hi-sticking – 2 min minor – 11:31

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2nd Period
CGY Goal: Mikael Backlund (5) – Assisted by Michael Stone (3) and Blake Coleman (3) – 05:41

EDM Goal: Darnell Nurse (2) – Assisted by Leon Draisaitl (16) – 07:40

EDM Goal: Jesse Puljujarvi (2) – Assisted by Zach Hyman (3) – 09:56

CGY Penalty: Dillon Dube for Charging – 2 min minor – 14:29
EDM PP Goal: Zach Hyman (8) – Assisted by Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Leon Draisaitl (17) – 14:57

CGY Goal: Johnny Gaudreau (3) – Assisted by Oliver Kylington (2) – 15:12

CGY Goal: Calle Jarnkrok (1) – Assisted by Nikita Zadorov (3) – 15:28

EDM Goal: Evan Bouchard (3) – Assisted by Leon Draisaitl (18) & Duncan Keith (4) – 16:08

EDM Penalty: Evander Kane for Tripping – 2 min minor – 16:36

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3rd Period
No Goals
No Penalties

EDM Goal: Connor McDavid (7) – Assisted by Leon Draisaitl (19) – 05:03

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Period by Period Statistical Summary


Edmonton – 0Calgary – 1
Power Play0/1


Edmonton – 4Calgary – 4
Power Play1/10/2


Edmonton – 4Calgary – 4
Power Play1/11/2


Edmonton – 5Calgary – 4
Power Play1/10/2

Next Contest: Edmonton vs. winner of Colorado/St. Louis series (Game 1 TBD)

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