The Los Angeles Kings got things done last night against the Edmonton Oilers providing one of the true upsets from day one of the playoffs.
The Los Angeles Kings were not the favorite going into the game yesterday against the Edmonton Oilers. Most thought that Edmonton would have their way thanks to their offense led by Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, but it did not take long for McDavid and company to fall behind to the Kings.
The Los Angeles Kings got things going in the first thanks to a goal from Trevor Moore. After taking the lead 9 minutes into the game the Kings would hold onto it for most of the night.
The Kings had an all around great effort from the entire roster. Phillip Danault looked like his normal postseason self, Alex Iafallo registered a few points and most importantly Jonathan Quick played great.
Connor McDavid and the Oilers kept trying to battle back, but in a scary ending for general manager Ken Holland the Oilers gave up a goal late in the game thanks to a turnover from goaltender Mike Smith. The goalies made an impact who would have thought?
Let’s jump in with the key takeaways.