If the fans were delighted after the first game of the Western Conference Finals, then this is quite understandable. It was the kind of game that takes your breath away from the amount of poignant moments and goals scored. “Edmonton”lost, although the character and fighting qualities of the“ Oilmen ”cannot be denied.
Thanks to the main sensation play–off−2022 Evander Kane the guests opened the scoring, but then at the gate “Oylers“A real flurry of attacks, shots and abandoned pucks hit. Colorado only scored in the first period triadsscored four goals in the second, and although McDavid and the company fought like lions, it was simply unrealistic to resist such a machine. By the 37th minuteEdmonton“lost with a score of 3:7, but scored three goals in a row, reducing the gap to a minimum (6:7).
Almost all the top players from both teams contributed a lot to the scoring. Connor McDavid scored 3 (1+2) points, Leon Dreiseitl made an assistant double, on the account Kayla Makara 3 (1+2) points, Nathan McKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog i Mikko Rantanena – 2 (1 + 1).
Got into the spotlight and Valery Nichushkinwho almost ruined the goal Kayla Makara, as he left the foreign zone on the flag and could be fixed offside. The arbitrators watched the video, but the puck was counted, which, however, did not stop the controversy on this episode.
Fans saw both pairs of goalkeepers in this match. Lavigne Gate Guardian Lesson Camper left in the middle of the second period due to injury – Pavel appeared at the gates of Colorado Frenchwhile the “Oilmen” Mikko Koskinen replaced the unsuccessfully played Mike Smith. At the moment, it is reported that Camper upper body injury, and it’s unclear if it has anything to do with the eye swelling he experienced during the first round series against “Nashville».
Leon Dreisatl has played for the sixth game in a row, in which he makes at least two assists. In total, in these meetings, he gave 17 assists, and this is his ninth game in a row with the points scored.
“What to do, we didn’t like the first match of the series,” commented this crazy shootout Mike Smith. 14 goals for two in one match is the third most in history NHL in cup matches. more goals scored in matchesEdmonton»-« Chicago Blackhooks“(10:5) in the 1984/1985 season and Chicago – Montreal Canadians“(8:7) in 1973.