The Oilers won 4: 2 (1: 0, 1: 1, 2: 1) on Thursday evening and equalized the best-of-Seven series to 3: 3. The decisive seventh game rises in Edmonton on Saturday, where the Oilers have lost two out of three games.
Draisaitl put on the important goal for Tyson Barrie’s 3: 2 five minutes before the end. Star player Connor McDavid contributed three scorer points and Evander Kane two goals.
The Cologne native apparently played struck. “He is a fighter. I’m not worried about him,” said coach Jay Woodcroft. Defender Barrie said: “We do not share whether it is lower or upper body. I think he was great today and he fought.”
So far, Draisaitl has only come with his club beyond the first play-off round. The big goal of the Cologne native, who had set up personal best stamps (55 goals and 55 assists) in his eighth NHL, is the title.
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The Stanley Cup winner of the past two years, Tampa Bay Lightning, has also saved itself into the seventh game. The Lightning 4: 3 after extra time won the Toronto Maple Leafs. Brayden Point scored the game -decisive goal in the 19th minute of overtime and triggered a furious jubilee storm in the Amalia Arena. Previously, the “Bolts” had played a two-goal lead against the maple leaves-top scorer Auston Matthews and double packer John Tavares made a 3-2 for Toronto in the meantime. Nikita Kucherov finally took care of 3: 3 and the extension.
The Boston Bruins forced the Carolina Hurricanes with a 5-2 also a decision -making game. Brad Marchand set the course in the middle third (21st) to the ultimately clear victory.
In contrast, the St. Louis Blues have reached the next round. With a clear 5: 1 against the Minnesota Wild, the 2019 Stanley Cup winner won the series 4-2 and now meets the Colorado Avalanche with the German Nico Sturm in the conference semi-final. Colorado was the only team to prevail in four games in the first play-off round.