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Western Conference Semi-Finals Game 2: Edmonton Oilers @ Anaheim Ducks Game Thread

Oilers have a chance to take two wins back to Edmonton

Edmonton Oilers v Anaheim Ducks - Game One Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images


Two powerplay goals for Mark Letestu, two goals for Adam Larsson and a four point night (1-3-4) for Leon Draisaitl helped tilt Game One to the Oilers by a 5-3 margin. Edmonton found themselves up 3-1 before yielding two goals to the Ducks. Everybody thought they knew where the game was going by that point, but it was Adam Larsson who carried the puck into the Ducks zone and put the puck through the crease from behind the net. The rest, as they say, is history.

Edmonton can take a 2-0 lead back to Rogers Place with a victory tonight. Can the Oilers do it one more time?

How To Tune In

Time: 8:45 PM MDT

TV: Sportsnet (Canada)

NBCSN (Stream in USA w/ provider access)

Radio: 630 CHED

What To Watch For From The Oilers

Secondary scoring came through in a huge way on Wednesday night. Two goals from Mark Letestu? I’m there. Two goals from Adam Larsson? When’s the last time Adam Larsson had a two goal game? When’s the last time Adam Larsson scored a goal? (It was March 4th in case you were wondering). The point is: Oilers are getting help from guys other than McDavid. For the Oilers to keep being successful, secondary scoring helps.

What To Watch For From The Ducks

From Anaheim Calling

The Ducks figure to be without Kevin Bieksa after the defensemen blocked a heavy shot late in the 2nd period. Anaheim says that Sami Vatanen is also doubtful for Game 2 but “very close”. Expect either Korbinian Holzer or the debut of Clayton Stoner in Bieksa’s place.

THE Clayton Stoner? You’re giving me the vapours.

Final Thought

The Ducks are missing two key pieces on defence tonight, and for that, the Oilers shall win by a two goal margin once again. It is written. Now go. Be fruitful and multiply, and may the road rise up to meet you.