Oilers Game Recaps

Oilers Visual Recap 78: Edmonton picks up big win to leap frog Los Angeles for second in the Pacific

Two teams already in the postseason faced off between the Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings. However, there were still major playoff implications as home ice is still up for grabs between the likely matchup between them. In many ways, the game represented a playoff preview.

And if a preview is worth anything, Edmonton was by an large the better team at all situations. At 5v5 they were better and limited the Kings to very few chances, on the power play they were opportunistic as usual, and their penalty kill even did well in keeping the Kings at bay.

Overall it was a win that the Oilers needed not just for playoff positioning, but to make a statement to the Kings that it won’t be easily to get revenge in the playoffs if these two teams were to meet again for the second year in a row.

Charts from the victory are below.

Game events


Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (PPG)Leon Draisaitl, Evan Bouchard11:30 | 2ndEDM 1 – 0 LAK
Viktor ArvidssonTrevor Moore10:26 | 3rdEDM 1 – 1 LAK
Leon Draisaitl (PPG)Connor McDavid, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins12:40 | 3rdEDM 2 – 1 LAK
Darnell NurseUnassisted18:24 | 3rdEDM 3 – 1 LAK

All situations Corsi

5v5 Corsi

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