Stanley Cup playoffs often become a battle of attrition, especially if you make it into the third and fourth rounds. It becomes a battle of mind, and playing an extra match in the first round may not seem like much now, but it could become a factor later in the playoffs.
The Edmonton Oilers couldn’t match the intensity, desperation, and execution the Los Angeles Kings presented in Game 4, and it cost them a chance to finish the series in five games. Now the series will consist of at least six games, maybe seven, and losing their fourth game will be a good lesson in future qualifying rounds.
Do not waste the opportunity to shorten the chain.
– The loss means Edmonton has two more trips, one more game, maybe two trips, and fewer vacation days before the next series. Those extra rest days can be a huge advantage later on, and that’s a lesson they’ll be learning from for future series.
Edmonton cannot change the results of Match 4, but players must ensure they match Kings’ level of play tonight. The Oilers dominated matches two and three, while the first game was very competitive, so they’ve proven they can control the series when they play to their potential. The Kings dominated much of the fourth match.
– Leon DrystelThe team streak was having a rough night in Game 4. At 8:11 at 5 x 5 shot attempts were 15-6 in favor of Los Angeles, shots on goals were 7-1 and they allowed for a goal. Their xGF ratio was 11.8%. Much of that was against Phil Danault’s streak. Draisaitl had a rare horrific night in the showdown circuit. He went 5-14. It was 4-6 against Danault and 1-8 against Anze Kopitar. He lost all three fights against Kopetar on the PP, and the Oilers PP had a hard time getting hold of the showdown. Ryan McLeod was also 0 for 3 in the PP.
– Ryan Nugent HopkinsWith Derek Brassard and Josh Archibald It was also difficult. They only played 3:04 together, but the shot attempts were 8-1 and the shots on target were 7-0. It was a small sample, but it was a tough night for this trio. I wonder if we see Devin Shore Get a game. Brassard only took two games and lost both, so he might give Woodcroft Shore his first taste of the playoffs.
– Evander Kane had another strong game with five shots on target, including four shots in 5×5. Kane is tied for the top spot in the National Hockey League playoffs with five goals and tied for fifth on points with six. Kane tied with Jake Goetzel in the NHL lead in 5 x 5 goals (4), second in 5 x 5 shots (18) and third in hits (20). He was a strength in the playoffs. He’s found a good tune with Conor McDavid, but he doesn’t just rely on McDavid for the score. McDavid only helped one of Kane’s goals in 5×5.
– Zach Cassian He is eighth in the NHL in bats with an 18 in 5 x 5. In limited minutes his presence made physical sense. He’s been so preoccupied with home ice, 12-strokes, that they need him to bring the same enthusiasm into a crucial five-stroke game.
– Aeters are from 20 to 14 players all the time in the game. They are 11-4 on ice at home and 3-1 on home soil when they are tied 2-2.
Kings 17-16 all-time in the five games. They are 11-14 on the road, but they are 6-4 in Game Five on the road when the series is tied 2-2.
– The first recording in this series was phenomenal. The teams that scored first are 4-0, and every game we’ve seen go at least 2-0 up.
Los Angeles led 2-0 in the first 16 minutes of the first game. Edmonton tied the second game, and again in the third, but lost.
The second game saw a first half without goals, before Edmonton scored three goals in the second frame and another three in the third set.
In Game 3, Edmonton led 2-0 at 6:07 in the first half, leading 5-0 at 29:51 of the game.
The fourth match saw the Kings advance 2-0 at 14:03 from the first. They added two goals in the third to win 4-0.
Scoring first was a huge advantage across the NHL. Teams that score first 6-6. The Hurricanes and Rangers lost twice when they scored first, while the Panthers and Capitals lost once.
The Oilers and Kings each have 33 gifts in the series and they both have 17 gifts at home and 16 on the road. One area Edmonton has a distinct advantage is the takeaway on homemade ice. They had 26 in their first and second games. They only had four on the way. Los Angeles had 14 on the road and eight at home. It’s possible that the two games played in Los Angeles were a factor in the low-key fast food.
The Oilers produced an excellent Bloenheim with 1-12-13 in four games. Only Colorado has more. Kings have 1-3-4 behind them. Edmonton dominated the play as the D-men moved the disc quickly and efficiently.
– Statistics that really stand out when each team wins:
In the two-time Los Angeles win, the chances of scoring for the dash were 12-4 for LA, while the chances of the singles rushing were 16-3.
In Edmonton’s wins, they advanced scoring chances from the 19-8 rush and the singles rush was 10-7.
When Edmonton was generating the rush, they took over the kings. It starts with good, quick, accurate passes outside the zone and allows the two oilers to gain speed across the neutral zone. When Edmonton moves the disc quickly, the Kings can’t get their defensive structure 1-3-1 and allow the Oiler to attack more. It starts with more puck possession and quick puck movement.
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