The Edmonton Oilers have reached the semi-finals (Western Conference Finals) of the NHL, where they meet the Colorado Avalanche. In the first game of the series there was a scene.
What a sight! In the first game of the NHL semifinals between the Colorado Avalanche and the Edmonton Oilers in Denver with Cologne ice hockey star Leon Drysitl, there was a feast of 14 goals.
On the night of June 1, 2022, Colorado won 8-6 after a turbulent game. What a start to the best seven series.
Things went wrong in the first third when Evander Kane put the Oilers ahead and JT Comfer tied. Nathan McKinnon put Avalanche ahead for the first time, but Zach Hyman managed to put it back 2-2. Shortly before the first siren sounded, Cal Makar made it 3-2 to Colorado. Pooh: Five goals in the first third alone.
In the midsection things continued happily, meanwhile the Colorado Avalanche fell to 7:3 after goals from Nazim Kadir, Miko Rantanan, and again Comfere and Andrew Cogliano. In the middle, only Ryan McLeod scored for the Oilers to make the score 3-4. But just before the siren, Conor McDavid managed to shorten the difference to 4:7 in favor of the Oilers. Crazy last 20 minutes.
In the final third, the Oilers realized: Was there anything else? Derek Ryan and Ryan Nugent Hopkins brought Edmonton to 6:7. Then Leon Drysittle knocked out the goalkeeper and pressed for an equaliser, but 22 seconds from the end Gabriel Landskog made it all clear for the avalanche with 8:6 in the empty net. It continues on June 3 with the second game in the series.
Leon Draisaitl has a record but wants to do some things better
Draisaitl himself did not score, but he managed to contribute two passes. “Obviously we have to change something. We can’t concede too many goals and expect to win the Western Conference Finals. We will do better. It’s a positive we don’t give in. But at this time of year we know that.”
Despite the defeat, Drystel set a record: this was the sixth game in a row with two scorers from him. There has never been a series like this before.
NHL: New York Ranges in another semi-final against Tampa Bay
The New York Rangers previously held the NHL Ice Hockey League semi-final ticket by winning the decisive seventh game as the last team. The Big Apple won 6-2 in the Carolina Hurricanes and now meet defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning.
The series winner meets the Edmonton Oilers over German superstar Leon Drysittel or the Colorado Avalanche in the Stanley Cup Final.
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