Kings Comeback Falls Short in Game 6, Oilers Hang On 4-2 to Force Game 7 – Los Angeles

Los Angeles Kings needed one more win in order to defeat the Edmonton Oilers and move on to the Stanley Cup Playoffs’ second round.

The Oilers, who were heavily favored, lost their home ice advantage. One more game like Game 4, when the Kings beat Edmonton 4-0 would seal their fate.

The winning team in each of the five first games won, and the Kings knew that they had to score first. L.A. didn’t have it all planned.

The Oilers scored the two first goals of the game, and held on to win the game against the Kings 4-2. This forced a winner-takes-all Game 7 in Edmonton on Saturday.

The Kings destroyed their chances of eliminating the Oilers at home ice, and lost control of the seven-game series within the first two minutes. The Oilers scored quickly in the first two periods. Now, the Kings are only one loss away from another first round playoff exit.

The visitors started the game well when Connor McDavid scored the first goal just 100 seconds in. McDavid wrapped around Quick’s net, and somehow managed to slip the puck between Quick and the far post.

The Oilers increased their lead this time 110 seconds in the second period, when Evander Kane scored the sixth goal of the playoffs with a redirected shot from Brett Kulak in front.

The Kings would reduce the lead to half with a power play at the end the second period. Sean Durzi’s shot just in front was blocked by Mike Smith. It was L.A.’s first goal of this game. Arena rocked to the start of the third period, with the Kings back in action. The Kings won the third period with a goal in the first seconds. Carl Grundstrom scored the game-tying goal with his third goal of series. Smith was on the top shelf.

However, the Oilers were not afraid to face doubts and danger. With just five minutes left in the game, Tyson Barrie scored to win the game. Edmonton won 3-2.

Kane scored another goal in the empty net, with less than a minute left. This gave him seven goals for the series.

Quick was 33-for 36 on saves during the night. Smith, his opponent, was successful with 29 saves.

Game 7 will take part at Rogers Arena in Edmonton on Saturday, April 7, at 7:00 PM PST.


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