The Oilers Special Team triggered a comeback victory in the second leg.


Calgary — While the Edmonton Oilers power play opponents fear, it was a penalty kill that brought them to life in Round 2 of the Western Conference against the Calgary Flames.

Jack Hymanshorthand breakaway goal against the flame goalkeeper of Jacob Markstrom At 10:14 in the third period, the Oilers led the series for the first time and won Game 2 5-3 at Scotiabank Saddledome on Friday.

The best-of-seven series is tied at 1-1. Game 3 will take place in Edmonton on Sunday (8pm ET, ESPN2, CBC, TVAS, SN).

“just [Ryan Nugent-Hopkins] They played great defensively, saw a little bit of ice and got out right away.” Warren Vogele punished for cutting. “I took a half break a little while ago. [and didn’t score] So I didn’t want to deck, I just wanted to shoot. I got a good chance and beat him.

“He’s a great goalkeeper. He’s long and slender, and it’s hard to subdue him unless you raise it. So when you come in at that speed, it’s hard to save it if you just pull it out fast.”

[RELATED: Complete Flames vs. Oilers series coverage]

Hyman’s goal was the third in the series and the fifth in the Stanley Cup playoffs. It’s also Edmonton’s third shorthand goal in the playoffs, mostly recorded in the NHL.

This gave the Oilers a major victory in the Special Team in Game 2. Edmonton went 1-6 in power play. The flames were 1 to 5.

“It was a really big goal,” said Oilers. Conor McDavid, the player with goals and assists. “Special teams are a big part of the series and we got our power play goals and it’s a generally good recipe for shorthand goals.”

Video: [email protected], Gm2: Hyman Escapes

The Oilers had the third best power plays in the NHL in the regular season (26.0%) and fourth in the playoffs with 27.6%, behind the Toronto Maple Leafs (27.3%) and the St. Louis Blues (27.0%).

Edmonton’s penalty kills, 17th in the regular season (79.4%) in the league, were even more worrisome and conceded power play goals in four of their last five games.

However, to avoid a 2-0 loss in the series, he played a big role in the decisive moment of the second leg.

After Hyman scored, the Oilers killed a slashing penalty on Nugent-Hopkins with 3:12 minutes left in the 3rd period to help maintain the win.

“It felt like we deserved the win just because we worked hard tonight,” said Oilers manager Jay Woodcroft. “We paid the price we needed to win the game in round two. Our level of competition was great. Our level of execution coming out of our own ends was very good. We found a way to win special team fights. We had a power-play goal. We scored a short goal. …the men were all more competitive.”

! function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s)

{
if (f.fbq) return;
n = f.fbq = function() {
n.callMethod ?

n.callMethod.apply(n, arguments) : n.queue.push(arguments)
};

if (!f._fbq) f._fbq = n;
n.push = n;
n.loaded = !0;
n.version = ‘2.0’;

n.queue = [];
t = b.createElement(e);
t.async = !0;

t.src = v;
s = b.getElementsByTagName(e)[0];

s.parentNode.insertBefore(t, s)
}(window, document, ‘script’,

‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/fbevents.js’);

fbq(‘init’, ‘1921075634812764’);

fbq(‘track’, ‘PageView’);
.

Leave a Comment