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Kings Eradicated by Oilers as NHL Followers Hail Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl Dominance

Julia Stumbaugh May 2, 2024 Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images For the third straight season, Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl ensured the Los Angeles Kings didn’t make it past the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Kings were eliminated by the Edmonton Oilers Thursday night after McDavid and Draisaitl dominated in a 4-3 Game

Kings Eradicated by Oilers as NHL Followers Hail Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl Dominance

Julia StumbaughMight 2, 2024

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 26: Connor McDavid #97 of the Edmonton Oilers takes a shot on goal as Cam Talbot #39 of the Los Angeles Kings blocks the shot during the first period of Game Three of the First Round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Arena on April 26, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

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For the third straight season, Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl ensured the Los Angeles Kings did not make it previous the primary spherical of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Kings had been eradicated by the Edmonton Oilers Thursday evening after McDavid and Draisaitl dominated in a 4-3 Sport 5 victory.

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After Alex Laferriere took benefit of a lucky carom off the boards to tie the rating late within the first interval, Blake Lizotte put the Kings forward within the second.

Los Angeles received to take pleasure in that lead for fewer than 5 minutes earlier than Draisaitl took over.

Draisaitl scored twice off assists from McDavid simply minutes aside, as soon as on a power-play and one other within the seconds after a person benefit expired, with a view to give the Oilers again the lead.

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The @EdmontonOilers seize the lead again with Leon Draisaitl’s second of the sport! 🟠🔵

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Adrian Kempe scored to convey the Kings inside one with simply over two minutes remaining.

Los Angeles then pulled the goaltender, however Draisaitl drew a penalty to convey issues again to even power and permit the Oilers to seal the win.

Together with the series-clinching go-ahead purpose, Draisaitl closed out the primary spherical with 10 factors (5 targets, 5 assists) in 5 video games.

Sid @NHL_Sid

Draisaitl has now been on-ice for 18 of Edmonton’s 22 targets playoff targets up to now (82%).

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Chris Scheetz @ChrisScheetz

I spend many of the season listening to Draisaitl detractors. I at all times inform them speak to me within the playoffs. Tonight is exhibit A. #LetsGoOilers

McDavid in the meantime made historical past together with his pair of assists, which elevated his first-round level whole to 12 factors (one purpose, 11 assists.)

NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

Connor McDavid assisted on each of Leon Draisaitl’s targets to spice up his totals within the First Spherical to 1-11—12 (5 GP) and joined an elite record within the course of. #StanleyCup

Catch him in motion on @ESPN, @Sportsnet and @TVASports. #NHLStats:

Arpon Basu @ArponBasu

That was the Oilers’ twenty first purpose of the collection. Connor McDavid has an help on 11 of them and has scored certainly one of them. In 5 video games.

Rachel Doerrie @racheldoerrie

McDavid’s skill to boost his stage (one way or the other) within the playoffs is unbelievable. Identical for Draisaitl. Their profession factors per recreation within the playoffs rank third & 4th all-time behind Gretzky & Lemieux. Outrageous that they do not have a Cup Last look. Virtually unattainable to fathom…

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Nick @NickZararis

McDavid’s energy play orchestration is actually a deal with to look at. It is so distinctive and places the opposite workforce at such an obstacle as a result of it is a look no different workforce can create

The Kings will now undergo their third straight first-round exit by the hands of the Oilers, persevering with what’s now virtually a decade of early playoff exits.

Los Angeles has not superior previous the primary spherical because the workforce gained the Stanley Cup in 2014.

matt @MattsBestTweets

It is so humorous that for 3 years in a row the Kings have needed to scrap to make the playoffs and their reward is that they get to lose to Connor McDavid in spherical one

The Oilers will in the meantime advance to face the winner of the first-round collection between the Vancouver Canucks and Nashville Predators.

Edmonton is hoping to make a deeper run than final yr, after they had been ousted by the eventual champion Vegas Golden Knights within the second spherical.

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The Canucks maintain a 3-2 collection benefit, and will win a ticket to face McDavid and Draisaitl if they can safe a Sport 6 victory Friday evening in Nashville.

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