Edmonton Oilers defeat Calgary Flames in five games to reach the Western Conference finals

The Edmonton Oilers After defeating the 2006 Western Conference champions, they will be making their first appearance in the Western Conference finals since 2006. Calgary Flames 5 – 4 Connor McDavidThe overtime winner was's in Game 5 of their second round Stanley Cup playoff series.

Edmonton will now face the winner of this year's Colorado AvalancheSt. Louis Blues Series; Avalanche leads that series 3-2. Game 6 is on Friday.

After a thrilling final contest in Calgary, the Oilers won their ticket. It featured a record-breaking second period of goal scoring and an controversial goal for the Flames. Blake Coleman The third.

Calgary was in desperate need of a win to extend its series. They took a 2-0 advantage over Edmonton early in the second half, off goals by Andrew Mangiapane And Mikael Backlund.

Leon Draisaitl You can respond by teeing upward Darnell Nurse Edmonton would be on the board. Draisaitl would score four points by night's end. His 17 points in the series would make it the most successful playoff matchup between Edmonton & Calgary.

Flames netminder is a mess with rebound control Jacob Markstrom It was as easy as tap-in Jesse Puljujarvi Soon after, the Oilers had equaled the score at 2.

Calgary and Edmonton would attain a new, mind-boggling height at the halfway point of the second.

They combined to score the four fastest goals in a playoff match at 1:11:

Zach HymanEdmonton's first lead of the night was given by Edmonton's power play marker at 3-2.

Johnny Gaudreau The Flames responded with an equalizer, which was followed 12 seconds later. Calle Jarnkrok‘s go-ahead goal.

Another 40 seconds. Evan Bouchard Edmonton was tied again at 4-4.

Calgary believed it had broken the deadlock in the third round, but it wasn't.

The Flames' fifth goal was scored by Blake Coleman, but the official review found that the puck was kicked into the net by Coleman. Calgary claimed that the puck was going in regardless of Coleman's intervention and Coleman had no effect on its trajectory.

The NHL's Situation room ruled that Coleman had reached for the puck with his skate. The game was then extended to overtime.

McDavid only needed five minutes to win the game and send Edmonton home with victory.

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