The Edmonton OilersThe following items were eliminated Los Angeles KingsIn Game 7 at home, Saturday, 2-0 as star Connor McDavidHe scored and assisted on the goal-winner.
McDavid provided the primary support for defenseman Cody CeciMcDavid scored his second-period goal, and then he added his insurance goal in the final period of this first round series. McDavid, who now has 14 points is the top scorer in the postseason.
Edmonton goaltender Mike SmithFor the shutout victory, the Oilers made 28 saves. The Oilers finished the series with consecutive wins, after Los Angeles trailed 3-2.
McDavid was not present in the second round of the 2017 Oilers playoffs.
Jay Woodcroft, interim coach for the Oilers, stated that in order to get there, one must go through times like these.
Edmonton will take on the winner in the Western Conference Game 7. Dallas StarsAnd Calgary FlamesIf the Flames win, there will be a possible “Battle of Alberta”, which could take place on Sunday night. The last time the province rivals met in the playoffs was 1991.
Kings goaltender David King put in a great performance to win the Oilers victory Jonathan QuickThe loss was suffered by, who had 39 saves. Since 2014's win of the Stanley Cup, the Kings have never advanced beyond the first round.
Smith, a 40-year-old Edmonton goalie, posted his sixth postseason shutout. This was behind an Edmonton defense effort that kept the Kings' attack at bay throughout the game. He had previously defeated the Kings in Edmonton's Game 2 win, 6-0.
After a scoreless opening period, the Oilers began to dominate the second frame. Quick was also peppered with shots. Kings was ahead, though one sneaked by him halfway through the second period. Andreas AthanasiouQuick kept the score at one by rolling the slowly rolling puck under Quick.
McDavid's line was the one that set up the game’s first goal. McDavid, Draisaitl and Ceci cycled in the Kings' defense zone until McDavid finally found Ceci in the right corner for a win past Quick. Ceci scored Ceci's second playoff goal in 43 games. Edmonton held a 1-0 lead at 13 minutes 15 in the second half. It was their 23rd goal against the Kings goaltender. Edmonton would finish the second half with 25 shots on goal, Quick taking only one.
It would remain at 1-0 until McDavid scored with 3:53 remaining in regulation. Quick skated in on him, but he was stopped by the Kings defenseman. Sean Durzi. Durzi quit playing after the referees indicated a delayed penalty. Durzi was able to voice his disapproval with the call. McDavid continued to play, scoring on Quick after he collected the rebound from his shot attempt.
McDavid played brilliantly in a game where Draisaitl wasn't 100%. Due to an ankle injury, McDavid was not considered a game-time choice but played 22:38 and received the secondary assist for Ceci's goal.
The Kings were also affected by injuries during the series. Forward Viktor ArvidssonTheir fourth-leading scorer was injured in the lower body and missed the whole series. Star defenseman Drew DoughtyAfter undergoing wrist surgery, she also missed the series.
Los Angeles' last forward game was this one Dustin BrownFormer Kings captain, who is retiring.