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Oilers vs. Kings Game 7: Edmonton blanks Los Angeles 2-0 to advance to second round

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The Oilers are headed to the second round of the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs after blanking the Kings 2-0 in Game 7, defeating Los Angeles 4-3 in the first-round series. 

Cody Ceci and Connor McDavid had the two goals for Edmonton, while Mike Smith stopped all 29 shots he faced. 

The Oilers dominated from start to finish. The only reason why it was so close on the board was because of Jonathan Quick, who was sensational for the Kings in net, making 39 saves in the effort. Edmonton outshot Los Angeles 41-29. 

Edmonton climbed back after falling behind in the series 3-2. The Kings took Game 5 thanks to an Adrian Kempe OT winner, but the Oilers responded with a 4-2 win in Game 6, thanks to a late goal by Tyson Barrie, to even the series. 

Now, the Oilers await the winner of the Star-Flames Game 7 on Sunday. A win for Calgary would set up a postseason version of the Battle of Alberta, which has not happened since 1991. 

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FINAL: Oilers 2, Kings 0

12:40 a.m.: Empty net for L.A.. 6 on 5 with over two minutes to go. 

12:36 a.m.: GOAL! McDavid finally gets one past Quick. He has been all over the ice, creating so many chances with his speed. Draws a penalty rushing in on Quick, regains control of the puck, and on the second chance, beats Quick. What an effort by 97. 2-0 Oilers with 3:53 to go. 

12:31 a.m.: Under five minutes to go. Not as many chances by Edmonton, who is getting over the red and dumping a lot more instead of attacking. 

12:22 a.m.: L.A. gets their first of the period, one-timer from Trevor Moore stopped by Smith. Less than 10 minutes left. 

12:14 a.m.: A quick snap shot by Kailer Yamamoto beats Quick, but not the iron. Rings off the post and it stays 1-0. 

12:09 a.m.: Just over a minute in and Josh Archibald gets a chance on a breakaway. Uses his speed to get by Sean Durzi, then tries to go backhand through the five hold, but Quick able to close his legs and keep the puck out. 

12:07 a.m.: Third period is underway. Kings have 20 minutes to find a goal, Oilers looking to double their lead. 

End 2nd period: Oilers 1, Kings 0

11:49 p.m.: Best chance of the game for the Kings at the end of the period, but Smith stands tall. Oilers thoroughly outplaying the Kings, just too much speed for Los Angeles to handle right now. But, it’s still a one-goal game. 

11:35 p.m.: First power play of the game goes to Edmonton. Sean Durzi heads off for hooking. The vaunted Oilers power play goes to work. 

11:33 p.m.: GOAL! Finally the Oilers crack the code that is Jonathan Quick. An exceptional possession shift by the McDavid line ends with Cody Ceci ripping a shot by Quick on the short side. 1-0 Oilers with just over 6:30 left in the second. Edmonton has been dominant in this game and finally get on the board. 

11:25 p.m.: The Oilers almost scored, but Kings keep it out of their net. Looks like Andreas Athanasiou swiped the puck away from crossing the goal line. Big play there by the forward, still 0-0 more than halfway through the second. 

11:23 p.m.: It is all Oilers to start the second. Chance after chance, but Jonathan Quick is stopping everything right now. 

End 1st period: Oilers 0, Kings 0

10:47 p.m.: End of the first, no score after one. Oilers had control early, but the Kings began to take over and had better chances by the end. 

10:26 p.m.: Potential penalty for a high stick, but after review, determined that it was friendly fire on Josh Archibald. It was his teammates stick that hit Archibald in the mouth, causing the blood. 

10:21 p.m.: Oilers controlling play early. Couple of strong rushes by the Oilers’ offense, by Kings have either blocked the shots or the attempts have gone wide. L.A. gets its first shot on goal more than eight minutes in. 

Pregame

9:30 p.m.: Good news for the Oilers is it looks like Draisaitl will play. Jay Woodcroft avoided the question when asked about it earlier in the day. 

What channel is Oilers vs. Kings Game 7 on?

  • Date: Saturday, May 14
  • TV channel: ESPN (U.S.), Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports (Canada)
  • Live streaming: Sling TV 

Oilers vs. Kings Game 7 will air on ESPN in the United States. In Canada, the game will air on Sportsnet and CBC in English and TVA Sports in French.

Viewers in the U.S. can stream every NHL playoff game live on Sling TV. With the Sling Orange Sports Extra package, they get $10 off their first month with access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and TNT. NHL playoff games on ABC are simulcast on ESPN3, which is included with Sling Orange, available for $35 per month ($25 the first month for new subscribers).

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Oilers vs. Kings Game 7 start time

  • Date: Saturday, May 14
  • Time: 10 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. PT

Game 7 of the Oilers vs. Kings series will start shortly after 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 14. The game will be played at Rogers Place in Edmonton. 

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Oilers vs. Kings Game 7 odds

Oilers: -205

Kings: +171

Odds provided by Sports Interaction


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