The Edmonton Oilers have forced Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Final

The Edmonton Oilers have forced Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Final. This series has been incredible.
2024 Stanley Cup Final - Game Four
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Game six of the Stanley Cup Final took place on Friday night. The Edmonton Oilers forced a game six by winning games four and five after trailing three games to none. Going back and forth between Sunrise, Florida and Edmonton, Alberta has not been easy travel. 

Back in Edmonton for game six, things were loud and rambunctious. The Oilers faithful put on a great show ahead of the game which had to have both teams fired up to play. 

Edmonton did what they needed to do early. They scored that first goal of the game which blew the roof of the building. Warren Foegele scored and that 1-0 lead carried into the first intermission. Leon Draisaitl made a spectacular play to make it happen. 

:46 into the second period, Adam Henrique scored to make it 2-0. It was a crucial goal as the team went ahead by two. What came next caused some chaos. 

Sasha Barkov immediately responded with a goal to make it 2-1. However, a coach's review for offsides reversed the goal and Edmonton hung on to their 2-0 lead. It was close. 

Everything seems to be going right for the Edmonton Oilers right now

At 18:20 of the second period, Zach Hyman scored on a breakaway. His playoff-leading 16th goal put the Oilers up 3-0. What a year it’s been for Hyman. 

To start the third period, as expected, the Oilers were on their heels. Florida gave them a push. Sasha Barkov scored again at 1:28 of the third and this one counted. From there, the Oilers needed to clamp down. 

They did. Ryan McLeod and Darnell Nurse each scored empty netters and the Oilers took the 5-1 final. After trailing the series 3-0, they have come back to force a winner-take-all game seven. 

The Florida Panthers have had three chances to close them out and couldn’t get it done. It has been a remarkable series of back-and-forth momentum changes. 

Connor McDavid, the likely Conn Smythe Trophy winner if Edmonton wins, was held pointless in game six. Despite people saying it's a two-man show, that shows how good Edmonton’s depth is. This team as a whole deserves to be where they are at. 

Will McDavid and the Oilers finally add a ring with this historic comeback or will the Florida Panthers avoid all-time embarrassment with their first Stanley Cup in franchise history? We will find out on Monday night.