Edmonton Oilers pound Kings for victory in Game 3 – Edmonton

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The Edmonton Oilers scored three power-play goals in their 6-1 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night.

The Oilers lead the best-of-seven series 2-1.

The Oilers scored 6:42 into the first when Mattias Ekholm intercepted Drew Doughty’s pass in the Kings end. Ekholm found Zach Hyman wide open in front of the net, who rammed his second attempt past Cam Talbot. Leon Draisaitl made it 2-0 when he converted a backdoor pass from Evander Kane. On a power play late in the first, Connor McDavid ran his first of the postseason behind Talbot.

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The Kings pressed on early in the second and struck when Quinton Byfield saw Drew Doughty go to the net for his second of the series. The Oilers came back two minutes later, with Kane deflecting Cody Ceci’s point shot.

With 14:41 left in the third, Andreas Englund beat Kane with a big hit at center ice. Kane eventually pulled Englund from the ensuing scrum and scored a convincing decision in a fight. After the officials resolved the penalties, the Oilers had a two-man lead. Hyman poked home a pass from McDavid to make it 5-1. With tempers flaring, the Oilers had another five-on-three six minutes later, with Draisaitl burying a one-timer.

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The Oilers were 3/8 on the power play and 5/5 on the penalty kill.

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Stuart Skinner earned the victory with 27 saves. Talbot stopped 35 pucks.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had three assists.

Game 4 is Sunday night in Los Angeles (630 CHED, Face-off Show at 6:30 PM, game at 8:30 PM).

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