Edmonton is one sport away from hitting the hyperlinks.
Now, the Oilers are within the unenviable place of needing to win three straight in opposition to the Jets to advance to the second spherical of the Stanley Cup playoffs. This, after taking a 4-1 lead within the third interval of Game 3 on Sunday earlier than dropping 5-4 in extra time.
“I thought yesterday we could have handled the end a lot better,” defenseman Adam Larsson mentioned of the Oilers’ loss. “Last night was tough, but waking up today, you’re looking for redemption today. We just have to win today and go back to Edmonton and try to win a game and then it’s a 3-2 series and everything can happen. One game at a time here and tonight is do or die, a really important one.”
A 3-0 gap is not nice for Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and firm. In NHL historical past, groups trailing 3-0 are 4-193 in a best-of-seven collection. Translation: The odds will not be of their favor. But the Jets additionally know that closing issues out won’t be a simple activity.
“If it’s going to take 60 minutes or more, it’s going to take 60 minutes or more,” mentioned Paul Stastny. “We’ve got to be ready for that knowing that they’re going to leave it all out there because potentially it’s your last game of the season. So they’re going to come out fighting as hard as they can.”
The Oilers will even be with out Josh Archibald, who was handed a one-game suspension earlier within the day for clipping the Jets’ Logan Stanley in Game 3. Archibald’s penalty got here with the Oilers up 4-1 within the third; Mathieu Perreault scored on the facility play to chop Jets deficit in half. Just over three minutes later, the sport was tied.
Now, Edmonton should flip the web page and put the stunning loss behind them. McDavid (three assists) and Draisaitl (two targets, help) lastly obtained on the board in Game 3, however they’re going to want extra on this one contemplating simply how good Connor Hellebuyck has been between the pipes. The reigning Vezina Trophy winner has an eye-popping .958 save proportion by means of three video games.
Sporting News had all of the motion because the Oilers look to stave off elimination and the Jets intention to maneuver on.
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Oilers vs. Jets rating, highlights from 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs Game 4
First extra time: Oilers 3, Jets 3
12:56 a.m. — First additional session ends, so let’s check out the highest 5 gamers in phrases of the ice occasions for the sport:
- Oilers’ Darnell Nurse — 43:36
- Oilers’ Tyson Barrie — 35:40
- Oilers’ Connor McDavid — 34:45
- Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl — 33:29
- Oilers’ Ryan Nugent-Hopkins — 30:35
Derek Forbort leads the best way for the Jets at 30:18
12:55 a.m. — Oilers management play for the final 90 seconds however cannot join.
12:53 a.m. — Ehlers with an important look however Smith makes a cease off the chest protector.
12:50 a.m. — There is 3:17 left within the extra time session and Darnell Nurse has performed 41:12 on this sport. Wow.
12:46 a.m. — Draisaitl had likelihood earlier. Blake Wheeler simply now had his shot blockered away. Both groups getting seems in extra time.
12:44 a.m. — It could also be extra time however McDavid is being double shifted.
12:33 a.m. — With eight seconds left on the Yamamoto penalty, it seems like Darnell Nurse bats the puck out of play however the officiating crew says it was off the glass.
12:30 a.m. — Kailer Yamamoto pulls down Nikolaj Ehlers and the Jets get a key likelihood to win the sport and the collection.
12:29 a.m. — An enormous-time cease by Mike Smith on Mark Scheifele who’s in search of the hat-trick.
12:23 a.m. — Overtime begins and Blake Wheeler is again.
Third interval: Oilers 3, Jets 3
12:07 a.m. — Off to extra time.
12:05 a.m. — Blake Wheeler blocks an absolute rocket from Kris Russell and instantly goes to the locker room after the whistle blows.
11:53 p.m. — Game has reached McDavid double-shift time.
11:52 p.m. — Big cease by Mike Smith on a Pierre-Luc Dubois shot off a 2-on-1.
11:43 p.m. — GOAL. Off an Oilers turnover in their very own finish, Blake Wheeler with a improbable transfer to keep away from the defender passes it over to Kyle Connor who feeds Mark Scheifele for the one-timer from the left circle. Game tied 3-3.
11:34 p.m. — Third interval is a go along with the Oilers on the facility play.
Second interval: Oilers 3, Jets 2
11:15 p.m. — Period ends and the Oilers will begin the third interval with 1:17 of power-play time.
11:13 p.m. — Another Jets penalty. Oilers get seven seconds of a 5-on-3 as Josh Morrissey known as for cross-checking.
11:13 p.m — Jesse Puljujarvi simply misses.
11:10 p.m. — Oilers go proper again on the facility play as Logan Stanley slashes the stick out of Kailer Yamamoto’s fingers.
11:08 p.m. — PP GOAL. Oilers completely controlling play however not getting a lot till Alex Chiasson will get the rebound and is ready to stuff it in round Hellebuyck. Oilers lead 3-2
11:07 p.m. — Oilers get an influence play as Pierre-Luc Dubois holds up Adam Larsson.
10:53 p.m. — Oilers have some good probabilities however cannot get one previous Connor Hellebuyck.
10:49 p.m. — Edmonton will get their first power-play of the sport as Neal Pionk heads to the field.
10:47 p.m. — Oilers have turned it up a bit after the aim.
10:44 p.m. — GOAL. Pretty aim by Ryan Nugent-Hopkins as he follows up his shot, kicks the puck to his stick and buries the rebound. Game tied 2-2
10:39 p.m. — The second interval has begun and Winnipeg begins the second interval with 1:18 of power-play time.
First interval: Jets 2, Oilers 1
10:27 p.m. — First interval stats, per Natural Stat Trick:
- Jets led in shot makes an attempt 21-17, and pictures 12-5.
- Jets additionally led in high-danger probabilities, 4-2.
10:20 p.m. — Buzzer sounds. Jets will begin the second interval with 1:18 of power-play time.
10:18 p.m. — Oof. Leon Draisaitl takes a penalty away from the play as he chops the leg of Appleton. Oilers again to the penalty kill lower than a minute after killing Haas’ penalty.
10:17 p.m. — Winnipeg getting some seems however Oilers capable of kill the facility play.
10:15 p.m. — Gaetan Haas takes down Scheifele and the Jets, who’re 1-for-1 on the facility play to date, get an opportunity to pad their lead.
10:13 p.m. — GOAL. Josh Morrissey’s shot from the purpose goes off Mason Appleton after which off Darnell Nurse and previous Mike Smith. Jets lead 2-1
10:11 p.m. — With 4:27 left within the interval, Winnipeg leads 7-5 in pictures.
10:04 p.m. — Oilers defenseman Ethan Bear having some bother getting off the ice however he could be okay.
10:01 p.m. — McDavid’s first aim of the collection.
9:58 p.m. — GOAL. McDavid turns the wheels on pushing the Jets into their finish, drops to Draisaitl who provides it again and McDavid wraps it round. Game tied 1-1
9:54 p.m. — PP GOAL. Mark Scheifele with the one-timer off the move from Blake Wheeler throughout the “Royal Road.” Jets lead 1-0
9:52 p.m. — Jets had a participant proper in entrance on their lonesome however the Oilers capable of break up the move.
9:52 p.m. — Adam Larsson known as for holding.
9:51 p.m. — Mark Scheifele with an honest backhand likelihood.
9:50 p.m. — Not a lot motion to this point; Just rather a lot of up-and-down play.
9:45 p.m. — Game on.
9:22 p.m. — Getting prepared in The Peg
9:15 p.m. — Ryan Nugent-Hopkins shifted to the wing for rookie Ryan McLeod is, effectively, a bit of a shock.
Oilers lineup at WPG, sport 4:
— Jack Michaels (@EdmontonJack) May 25, 2021
Earlier within the day — The Oilers must put Sunday behind them, quick.
The physique language didn’t look nice this morning for #Oilers. IMO. They nonetheless appear to be they’re in shock and making an attempt to grasp what occurred final evening. They must snap out of it and recover from disappointment if they’re to increase their season tonight in Game 4. #NHLJets #NHL pic.twitter.com/2sbrYBIFFR
— Derek Van Diest (@DerekVanDiest) May 24, 2021