NHL: Edmonton Oilers just need one win to reach the final

NHL: Edmonton Oilers just need one win to reach the final

Leon Draisaitl is very close to his first NHL final. In his Edmonton Oilers’ game against the Dallas Stars, the ice hockey star is expanding his strong playoff record.

The Edmonton Oilers are about to make their first appearance in the Stanley Cup finals in the North American NHL in 18 years. In game five of the Conference Finals in the West, the Edmonton Oilers beat the Dallas Stars 3-1 away and are now leading the series 3-2. Leon Draisaitl’s team is now just one more win away from advancing.

Neither the Oilers nor the Stars managed to score a power play goal in the first four games of the series. That changed in game five: Edmonton’s Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored with a rebound after a shot by Evan Bouchard to take the lead in the first period (15th).

It was also the striker who added another goal at the start of the second period – again during a power play – after an assist from Draisaitl (22nd). For the German, this was already assist number 17 in the current playoffs.

Just four minutes later, Philip Broberg made the preliminary decision with the first playoff goal of his career. The Swede scored a dream goal from the blue line (26th minute). The Stars were unable to score more than a goal by Wyatt Johnston in the third period (55th minute).

The Oilers have their first chance to reach the finals on Monday night (CEST) in front of their home crowd at Rogers Place.

Source: Stern

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