The Vegas Golden Knights eradicated the Edmonton Oilers from Stanley Cup competition and superior to the NHL’s Western Conference closing with a 5-2 highway win Sunday.
The Golden Knights took the best-of-seven Pacific Division closing 4 video games to 2.
Vegas carried a 4-2 lead into the third interval on Jonathan Marchessault’s pure hat trick within the second.
Reilly Smith and William Karlsson with the empty-net aim additionally scored for the Golden Knights. Goaltender Adin Hill made 39 saves for the victory.
Connor McDavid and Warren Foegele had been Edmonton’s aim scorers.
Oilers starter Stuart Skinner was changed by Jack Campbell for the third time in 4 video games.
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Skinner stopped 13 of 17 pictures over 40 minutes. Campbell had 4 saves within the third interval.
The Golden Knights reached the NHL’s closing 4 for the fourth time within the crew’s six-year historical past.
Vegas will meet the winner of the collection between the Dallas Stars and Seattle Kraken. That collection is tied at three wins apiece with Game 7 scheduled for Monday.
The Oilers did not get as far within the post-season as they did in 2022.
Edmonton reached final yr’s convention closing earlier than falling to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche.
The Golden Knights held Edmonton’s vaunted energy play to at least one scoreless likelihood in Sunday’s second interval.
Vegas restricted the NHL’s highest-scoring crew within the common season to 10 objectives during the last 4 video games of the collection.
The Knights additionally outscored Edmonton 17-10 even-strength.
Leon Draisaitl, who scored 13 objectives in his first eight playoff video games, and McDavid had been reunited on the identical line in Sunday’s third interval in an try to supply extra offence.
The Oilers generated a number of possibilities. McDavid rang a shot off the put up. Campbell was pulled for an additional attacker with over three minutes to play, however Hill and the Golden Knights stood agency.
Marchessault (81) and Oilers captain Connor McDavid (97), who scored his eighth of the playoffs within the 5-2 loss, shake palms after the series-ending sport. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press)
Seconds after a Vegas energy play expired late within the second interval, Marchessault accomplished his hat trick with a four-on-four aim at 18:36.
His wrist shot from simply above the hash marks on a cross-ice feed from Alex Pietrangelo beat Skinner far aspect.
An Alec Martinez slapshot deflected into the air off Skinner’s shoulder and landed on the aim line for Marchessault standing on the crease to faucet in at 7:44
The puck redirected off a skate in entrance of the crease to Marchessault, who fired into the opening at 4:26 as Skinner slid throughout the goalmouth to attempt to cease him.
Edmonton scored first within the first 5 video games of the collection, and was sometimes responsible of giving up a fast one to Vegas instantly afterward.
The script flipped in Game 6 with the Golden Knights scoring 24 seconds after puck drop, and the Oilers countering 31 seconds later.
The hosts led 2-1 by 2:43 of a penalty-free first interval when Derek Ryan backhanded a go from behind the aim line to Foegele driving the web.
McDavid scored his eighth of the playoffs and his second even-strength 55 seconds after the opening faceoff.
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Brett Kulak carried the puck over the blue line to the center and dished to the Oilers captain on the wing.
The NHL playoff chief in factors with 20 beat Hill with a low shot far aspect below the goalie’s blocker.
Smith scored his second in as many video games off an Edmonton turnover in its personal nook.
Skinner cleared the puck alongside the boards right into a pair of Vegas jerseys and the puck got here out to Smith within the slot for a Vegas aim 24 seconds into the sport.
After an Oilers’ turnover in their very own nook, Smith beat Skinner from the slot at 24 seconds for Smith’s second in as many video games.