Things didn’t go too well for the Edmonton Oilers in the first period, but they remained tied with the Anaheim Ducks at 0-0.
The middle frame’s been a very different story.
Just 15 seconds in Leon Draisaitl continued to feast on the Ducks, scoring the 1-0 goal while Edmonton was already feeling great about some key defensemen at least being healthy enough to play through pain.
(The playoffs can make it tough to know when to say “hurt” vs. “injured.”)
The highlight of the Oilers’ first two goals came from captain/wunderkind Connor McDavid, who made the Ducks pay for a lack of discipline with a righteous “bunt” of a goal. Watch that impressive display of hand-eye-coordination in GIF form below and in the video above this post’s headline.
Moments before this post was going up, Edmonton made it 3-0. Could be trouble for Anaheim.