Oilers chase Gibson with trio of first-period goals


What a start for the Edmonton Oilers.

Facing elimination in Game 6 on Sunday, the Oilers came flying out of the gate, scoring three goals in the opening 8:25 of the first period.

Leon Draisaitl scored twice and Zack Kassian gave Edmonton a 3-0 lead, chasing goalie John Gibson from the Ducks net. Jonathan Bernier entered the game in his place.

Of course, the Oilers had a two-goal lead in Game 4 and a three-goal lead in Game 5 — and lost both games, which put them in this must-win situation on Sunday. So yeah, this one seems far from over.

Update: It’s now 4-0 Edmonton.