Guys like Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl are really starting to heat up which is bad news for the rest of the Western Conference if they are able to advance.
You can bet that the Los Angeles Kings are not going to go down without a fight though. They have some great veterans in that room that know how to handle adversity. If they don’t win the series, it will simply be because of Edmonton’s firepower.
The best offensive players on the Los Angeles Kings have come to play. Sometimes, that just isn’t enough against this Oilers team right now. Of any team in the West, they do the best job of containing Connor McDavid, but that isn’t saying much because he has still gone off in this series.
Oilers vs Kings has reached game six with a chance for Edmonton to advance.
Game six will see the Kings back at home where they are 1-1 in this series. If they want to survive and force a game seven back in Edmonton, they need to defend their home ice.
In order to do that, they might need a perfect defensive effort that allows them to take advantage of Edmonton’s mistakes.
Anze Kopitar, the captain of the Kings and two-time Stanley Cup champion, has been nothing short of sensational in the playoffs. He has been their leader for over a decade, and it shows why in a series like this.
They also haven’t played since Tuesday which is a pretty long wait in a playoff series. Edmonton was so hot after game five that the layoff may just slow them down. You’d have to think that this break favors the Kings.
However, a rested version of the Oilers can also be dangerous. They might be able to pour it all out there and win this game. When you have three 100-point scorers, a few other elite scoring wingers, and some outstanding offensive defensemen, anything can happen to you.
This has been one of the most exciting matchups of the entire Stanley Cup Playoffs. Every game is fast and loaded with talent which is amazing for hockey fans. The winner of this series could make a deep run the rest of the way. Edmonton would love to end it here in game six.