Edmonton Oilers lose Game 2 in overtime to Kings – Edmonton

Anze Kopitar scored the overtime winner as the Los Angeles Kings downed the Edmonton Oilers 5-4 Wednesday night at Rogers Place. The best-of-seven series is tied 1-1.

The Kings grabbed the lead 3:19 into the contest when Adrian Kempe converted a pass from Kopitar. Kempe scored a great goal off the rush later in the first. Kopitar’s pass was deflected, but Kempe was still able to slap the puck out of mid-air and past Stuart Skinner.

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Brett Kulak stepped into a long slapper to give the Oilers life with 2:27 left in the first, but Drew Doughty tucked the puck under Skinner on a breakaway only 29 seconds later.

The Oilers tied it with two goals less than three minutes apart in the second. Dylan Holloway deposited a mid-range wrister for his first career playoff goal, then Zach Hyman popped in a power play pass from Leon Draisaitl.

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Kevin Fiala restored the Kings lead 1:46 into the third with a low shot from along the right wing boards. Again, the Oilers replied with Holloway sniping his second of the night 1:37 later.

With 6:51 left, Connor McDavid was called for holding Pierre-Luc Dubois. The Kings were unable to muster a good chance on the power play.

Kopitar beat Skinner over the glove on a partial breakaway to end it 2:07 into overtime.

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