If a picture really says a thousand words, Evander Kane holding seven fingers in the air after scoring in the empty net says a lot about the Edmonton Oilers Thursday night.
The Oilers fought the elimination and were forced into a playoff game.
Kane’s second goal late in the third inning put an exclamation point on the Oilers’ 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 6 of the Western Conference first-round series.
Edmonton will host a winner-takes-all game Saturday night. In a streak in which the road team has won four times, Kane loves his team’s chances.
It’s going to be great,” said Ken, who also got help, about what kind of weather he expects in the north.
Tyson Barry scored the green goal and Conor McDavid added two goals and assisted the goal.
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Kane has seven goals in the series to tie Minnesota’s Kirill Kaprizov and Pittsburgh’s Jake Genzel for the top spot. He is the seventh Edmonton player to score at least seven times in a series and the first since Essa Tekanen in 1991.
Kane gave the Oilers a 2-0 lead in the 1:50 minute of the second half when he redirected Brett Colak’s shot from a point to Kings goalkeeper Jonathan Quick. Then the left winger added a net-free goal with one minute remaining and flashed the seven fingers of the fans.
Kane’s way to equalize was after Los Angeles player Adrian Quimby raised his hand to one of his ears on Tuesday night in Edmonton after scoring the winning goal in overtime.
“He must have not liked celebrating in our building after they scored goals,” Edmonton coach Jay Woodcroft said. “I think Evander is playing with passion and looking forward to the next game.”
The match is 2 .
The match was tied at two goals before Barry scored 19 playoffs after drought at 14:50 from the third goal with an early shot into the far post after obtaining a pass from Leon Drysitl.
“Yeah, I kind of saw the disc flip, I guess, and we were going the other way, and for whatever reason there was a big gap between me and Leon and I just saw that I could jump in and make him some kind of weird guy (dash),” said Barry, who His last goal was in 2019 with the Colorado Avalanche. “He made me a nice little sauce and was kind of lucky to beat Kwik there. You know, he’s been playing great and so far.
Kane said that although the Oilers squandered a two-goal lead, there was still plenty of confidence going into the third half.
“I think we were saying all the right things. I was talking about how good we were,” he said. “It’s a 2-2 hockey game in the sixth game in the third game. I liked our scoring chances a little bit.”
McDavid scores on cabbage
McDavid – who has three goals and 12 points in the series – scored at minute 1:40 in the game to score his third goal of the series. It was Edmonton’s third fastest goal when he faced disqualification.
Cody Cisse added a pair of assists and Mike Smith blocked 30 shots for the Oilers, who host Saturday night’s crucial game in Edmonton.
Shawn Dorzy and Karl Grundstrom scored for Los Angeles, who were looking to finish their first streak since defeating the New York Rangers in the 2014 Stanley Cup Final. 33 quick saves were made.
“Just goals at the right time, and I think we have a good chance there at the end,” defender Matt Roy said of the match difference. “We just had a little meltdown that led to their third goal, so we just need to reduce those goals going forward.”
Rookie defensive back Dorzi hit L.A. on the board at 13:59 of the second period on strong play with his first goal of the post-season, one timer from the center point.
Grundstrom scored the equalizer 29 seconds into the third minute with a slap shot at Smith’s blocker after getting a feed from Roy for the third time.
“It didn’t bother us too much,” Anzi Kopetar said of the early disability. “I mean, we knew we had to get one power up at some point, so that was big. And then, obviously, hooking it up pretty early in the third stage. It just can’t be pushed over the line.”
The Oilers advance 6-4 in the 7s, including 3-1 at home. Kings 7-4, with a 5-3 sign on the road.