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Connor McDavid, Oilers Excite NHL Fans with Dominant Win vs. Canucks to Force Game 7 | News, Scores, Highlights, Stats, and Rumors

Written by on May 19, 2024

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The Vancouver Canucks had the chance to eliminate Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers from the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs with a Game 6 road win Saturday night.

The Oilers outshot, outscored and outplayed them instead.

Edmonton dominated in a 5-1 victory that tied the conference semifinals series at three games apiece, forcing a winner-takes-all Game 7 at Rogers Arena Monday night.

Pete Blackburn @PeteBlackburn

A+ performance by the Oilers and Oilers fans tonight. The Game 7 we deserve

Hans @S7Dsn

Canucks deserved Game 5, Oilers absolutely deserve Game 6

Lukas Weese @Weesesports

Game 7.

Canucks vs. Oilers.

As it should be.

Can’t wait for Monday night.

Dan Lapidus M.Div. @danielroy1995

Legacy-defining game for an all time great in Conor McDavid coming up Monday. It’s gonna be electric

The score was tied at 1-1 when the Oilers left the ice for the first period break.

Edmonton controlled play almost from the moment the puck dropped to start the second.

Zach Hyman scored the deciding goal on a feed from McDavid seven minutes into the middle frame:

B/R Open Ice @BR_OpenIce

HYMAN GIVES THE OILERS THE LEAD 🔥 pic.twitter.com/jdKXCJlm8A

The tally made Hyman the sixth player in Oilers history to score 10 goals in one postseason.

The Oilers went on to tally four consecutive goals to close out the victory, with the fifth strike coming as fans belted out the lyrics to Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” from the stands:

B/R Open Ice @BR_OpenIce

THE OILERS SCORE AS FANS SING LIVING ON A PRAYER 🔥 pic.twitter.com/V9k3UhTUa3

Edmonton finished the night having outshot the Canucks 27-15 as both Oilers stars recorded multiple assists in the win.

McDavid registered helpers on three goals after he was held off the scoresheet in the Oilers’ Game 5 loss.

Sportsnet Stats @SNstats

Connor McDavid has answered the call this season for the Oilers after being held off the scoresheet pic.twitter.com/mvUQP6eEFy

AJ #LetsGoOilers @GenoManager

McDavid just decided he wanted to win tn

Meanwhile Leon Draisaitl added two assists to reach 100 career playoff points in 60 postseason games.

Draisaitl follows Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux as the third-fastest player in NHL history to reach the postseason milestone.

Sid @NHL_Sid

Draisaitl is now the third fastest player to hit 100 career playoff points, only behind Gretzky and Lemieux.

With two 5v5 assists tonight, Draisaitl ranks first all-time in career playoff even-strength points per hour ever since TOI was officially tracked.

x – Oilers Access @oilersaccess

100 playoff points in 60 games for Leon Draisaitl. He’s second in all time points per game (1.67) in the playoffs with only Wayne Gretzky scoring at a higher rate (1.84)

Raider Jesse @EdmontonRaider

Leon Draisaitl is the 3rd best Oiler of all time.

Saturday’s victory will allow McDavid, Draisaitl and the Oilers to continue fighting for a reteurn to the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 2022.

The winner of Game 7 will earn the chance to face the Dallas Stars in the third round. The puck drops in Vancouver at 9:00 p.m. ET.

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