Edmonton lost their second victory over Los Angeles in the NHL playoff series
MOSCOW, May 7 – The Edmonton Oilers defeated the Los Angeles Kings in the third game of the National Hockey League (NHL) first round playoff series.
The meeting, held in Los Angeles, ended with a score of 8:2 (2:0, 3:2, 3:0) in favor of the guests. As part of the winners, a hat-trick was scored by Evander Kane (27th, 30th and 60th minutes), Zach Hyman (7, 28) and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (55, 56) scored twice, Leon Draisaitl also scored ( 4). Canadian team captain Connor McDavid provided two assists. The hosts scored goals from Anze Kopitar (31) and Phillip Dano (38).
Oilers forward Kane became the sixth player in club history over the past 35 years to score a double in two consecutive NHL playoff games. This was previously achieved by Mark Messier (1987), Glenn Anderson (1987), Jari Kurri (1987, 1988), Esa Tikkanen (1987, 1988) and Bernie Nicholls (1992).
Edmonton took the lead in the best-of-four series, 2-1. The fourth meeting will be held in Los Angeles on May 8th.