Oilers Game Recaps

Oilers Visual Recap R1G5: Oilers dominate Kings to take first series lead

The Edmonton Oilers pulled off their biggest comeback of the season in Game 4 against the Los Angeles Kings and were hoping to carry that momentum into Game 5 on home ice.

They absolutely did that.

The Oilers came out of the gates hot, scoring three goals in the first period from Evander Kane, Leon Draisaitl, and Brett Kulak. Although they would let the Kings back into the game with two goals in that same opening frame, the Oilers still felt mostly in control of the game.

Luckily, unlike other games this series, the Oilers would shut the door quickly on any potential comebacks by scoring three more goals over the next two periods to extend their lead to 6–2. This included poor Zach Hyman scoring a goal off of his face. The Kings would add another goal late, but never truly worried the Oilers.

Stuart Skinner got the start and bounced back from his Game 4 performance, and with it gave the Oilers their first lead of the series with a chance to eliminate the Kings on the road on Saturday.

Charts from the huge win are below.

Game events


Evander Kane (PPG)Darnell Nurse, Mattias Ekholm08:08 | 1stLAK 0 – 1 EDM
Leon DraisaitlConnor McDavid, Mattias Ekholm10:40 | 1stLAK 0 – 2 EDM
Alex IafalloAdrian Kempe, Anze Kopitar13:12 | 1stLAK 1 – 2 EDM
Brett KulakRyan McLeod, Warren Foegele14:12 | 1stLAK 1 – 3 EDM
Adrian KempeCarl Grundstrom, Drew Doughty17:35 | 1stLAK 2 – 3 EDM
Nick BjugstadCody Ceci, Darnell Nurse11:49 | 2ndLAK 2 – 4 EDM
Zach Hyman (PPG)Evan Bouchard, Connor McDavid15:47 | 2ndLAK 2 – 5 EDM
Nick BjugstadRyan Nugent-Hopkins04:26 | 3rdLAK 2 – 6 EDM
Quinton ByfieldGabriel Vilardi, Kevin Fiala06:33 | 3rdLAK 3 – 6 EDM

All situations Corsi

5v5 Corsi

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