Vegas Golden Knights turn the tide on the Edmonton Oilers

EDMONTON, CANADA - MAY 8: Connor McDavid #97 of the Edmonton Oilers wins a draw from Jack Eichel #9 of the Las Vegas Golden Knights in the first period in Game Three of the Second Round of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Lawrence Scott/Getty Images)
EDMONTON, CANADA - MAY 8: Connor McDavid #97 of the Edmonton Oilers wins a draw from Jack Eichel #9 of the Las Vegas Golden Knights in the first period in Game Three of the Second Round of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Lawrence Scott/Getty Images) /
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Game two between the Vegas Golden Knights and Edmonton Oilers was pure domination for the Oil. They won the game in a convincing (5-1) fashion.

It was the work of their star players at its finest. We know just how lethal Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl can be when they are on top of their game. It showed in the game two beat down that got the series tied at one.

Vegas needed their big guns to step up and have a big game. Well, who better to do so than Jack Eichel? He went out there and put up three points to lead his team. They returned the favor of a 5-1 win.

That was just what the Golden Knights needed. That gave them a series lead, but it felt like a very important game for them specifically following the very bad game two performance.

Now, Edmonton is in the same boat that Vegas was in entering the day except now they trail the series 2-1.

The Edmonton Oilers were defeated by the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 3.

Their only goal was the first goal of the game at 2:45. They went the next 57 or so minutes without one. None of their star players had a point in the game.

You know that they will come out firing in the next game that will take place on Wednesday night. It is Edmonton’s chance to get the series tied back up at two in their home building. They need to get back to what made them so successful in the game prior.

The Golden Knights lost their starting goaltender Laurent Brossoit during the game due to injury. Adin Hill came in and replaced him. Jonathan Quick is their third-string goalie, so we will see what comes of that in the coming day or two.

To be honest, it is hard to see either team take full control of the series at any point. They have been an evenly matched pair of teams all season long, so why would it change now?

This was expected to be a long series and you can bet that it will be. It would be nice to see a game come down to the end though. The first game kind of did, but the next two were blowouts.

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This series needs a dramatic finish in overtime or late in the third period. Both of these teams are incredible to watch when they are at their best and we expect to see more of it as the series gets deep.