Hockey: Oilers take big step towards NHL playoffs

Hockey: Oilers take big step towards NHL playoffs

The Edmonton Oilers can almost plan with the NHL playoffs. They owe that to the forwards, who have now both scored 300 goals in the top ice hockey league in the world.

The Edmonton Oilers took a big step towards the playoffs with their 44th win of the season in the NHL.

The team around national ice hockey player Leon Draisaitl defeated the Los Angeles Kings 2-0 and moved past the Kings in the Pacific Division table to second place. The two teams are separated by a point.

Draisaitl helped make it 1-0 with an assist from Evander Kane. Connor McDavid scored the second and now, like Draisaitl, has 300 career NHL goals. The Canadian did it in the 563rd game, only two pros were faster.

Victories for Grubauer and Stützle

Meanwhile, the Seattle Kraken cemented their position en route to the playoffs with a 4-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks. However, national goalkeeper Philipp Grubauer was not used.

Tim Stützle, on the other hand, was instrumental in the Ottawa Senators’ 5-4 overtime win against the Philadelphia Flyers with a goal and an assist. The Senators are four points behind the last wild card spot with seven games left. The Detroit Red Wings, for their part, still hope for that playoff ticket and fulfilled their obligation with the 3:2 against the Carolina Hurricanes. National player Moritz Seider came up with an assist.

The Boston Bruins have long been safe in the playoffs, and with the 2-1 win after extra time against the Columbus Blue Jackets, they already have an award: The team is already the team with the best points in the league and receives the Presidents’ Trophy for it.

Source: Stern

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