Waking Up With The Edmonton Oilers: 1-0 Series Lead Over The Kings

The Edmonton Oilers were able to win their first game one at home in over 30 years.
Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl (29) celebrates after goal
Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl (29) celebrates after goal / Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

It was a good night for the Edmonton Oilers as they were able to put up 7 against the Los Angeles Kings last night. In a game that was in control for most of the night for the Oilers, they also showed the Kings who the better team was.

Although the Edmonton Oilers led from start to finish there were a couple of moments of nervousness in that game. The Kings did get within two goals, but I think the closest moment for the Oilers was after the Kings made it 4-1 when Lewis deflected a point shot into the back of the net, but after review, the goal was waved off.

At the point of that disallowed goal, the Kings were starting to gain momentum, but that took the wind out of their sails and the Oilers were able to calm their game down and even up. The Kings did eventually make it 4-2, but then the Oilers scored 2 to open the 3rd making it 6-2.

The Kings got a couple more goals in garbage time followed by a Warren Foegle empty net goal. The big news of the night was that the 50-goal man, Zach Hyman, scored a hat trick. McDavid also was able to have what looked like an effortless 5 assists along with Bouchard also putting up 4 assists.

The only thing I would have liked to see from the Oilers was for them to lock it down better at the end of the game. I get the game was out of hand and they controlled the game up to that point, but they had 2 separate 4 goal leads that the Kings were able to knock down to 2 goal leads each time.

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Now We Wait Till Wednesday

The issue with playoff hockey is the adrenaline highs and lows and the fact that we now have to wait till Wednesday to feel that feeling again. Last night's game was one of the more chill playoff games cause the Oilers were in control for most of it, but it is not always like that.

I am going to go into game two with the same thoughts that the Oilers will come out victorious and they will be heading to LA for a Friday night game being up 2-0. As we wait for the next game at least we have lots of goals and highlights to watch to make the time pass faster.