The first game of this second round battle between the Edmonton Oilers and Vegas Golden Knights didn’t go the Oilers’ way. Despite four goals from Leon Draisaitl, the Oilers fell into a 1-0 hole in the series, and looked to even things up last night.
It’s safe to say that the Oilers bounced back.
Game 2 wasn’t even remotely close, not once, at any point during the game. Shots were 19-4 after one period. The Oilers took a 4-0 lead into the second. They were firing on all cylinders and the Golden Knights just didn’t have an answer.
This game saw the Oilers convert three times on the power play, pushing their playoff power play conversion rate to 62.5%. It’s a historic number, with no team in NHL history coming close over a team’s first eight games in the playoffs. Draisaitl now has 13 goals in the postseason, only six away from tying the playoff record of 19 set by Reggie Leach and Jari Kurri.
The Oilers look downright terrifying right now, and it doesn’t seem like anything can get in their way.
Taking a 1-1 split back home is exactly what you want when you start a series on the road. Game 3 goes on Monday night.
Charts from the huge win are below.
|Leon Draisaitl (PPG)||Zach Hyman, Connor McDavid||02:21 | 1st||EDM 1 – 0 VGK|
|Evan Bouchard (PPG)||Ryan Nugent.Hopkins, Zach Hyman||07:01 | 1st||EDM 2 – 0 VGK|
|Connor McDavid (SHG)||Unassisted||11:11 | 1st||EDM 3 – 0 VGK|
|Leon Draisaitl||Kailer Yamamoto, Zach Hyman||16:17 | 1st||EDM 4 – 0 VGK|
|Connor McDavid (PPG)||Ryan Nugent.Hopkins, Evan Bouchard||11:43 | 2nd||EDM 5 – 0 VGK|
|Ivan Barbashev||Mark Stone||01:36 | 3rd||EDM 5 – 1 VGK|
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