Oilers and Golden Knights Faceoff In Game 3 of Their Second Round Series Tonight


By NHL Public Relations

May 8, 2023

The Oilers and Golden Knights will square off in Game 3 of their Second Round series at Rogers Place on Monday, with the contest carried on ESPN in the U.S. as well as on Sportsnet, CBC and TVA Sports in Canada.

When a best-of-seven Stanley Cup Playoffs round is tied 1-1, the winner of Game 3 holds an all-time series record of 233-119 (.662) including a 2-4 (.333) mark in 2023.

Zach Hyman (2-7—9 in 8 GP) had three assists in Game 2 and is one point shy of becoming the fourth Edmonton player with a double-digital total this postseason – he would join Leon Draisaitl (13-4—17 in 8 GP), Connor McDavid (5-10—15 in 8 GP) and Evan Bouchard (3-11—14 in 8 GP).

The Oilers have had four 10-point scorers prior to their 10th game in a postseason seven times in franchise history, with the most-recent instance being in 1990 (Esa TikkanenJari KurriCraig SimpsonMark Lamb & Mark Messier).

Ivan Barbashev (3-0—3 in 2 GP) scored Vegas’ only goal in Game 2 and leads all Golden Knights players with three through the first two contests in their Second Round series. He can become the third Vegas player with four or more goals through the first three games in a Stanley Cup Playoffs series, following Mark Stone in the 2019 First Round (6-2—8 in 3 GP) and Jonathan Marchessault in the 2018 Conference Finals (4-2—6 in 3 GP).

Leon Draisaitl (13-4—17 in 8 GP) has scored a League-leading 13 goals through eight games in the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs and needs just six tallies and three power-play markers to tie the NHL records for most in a postseason.

* Draisaitl can become the second player in Stanley Cup Playoffs history to score 14 or more goals prior to his 10th game in a postseason, joining Newsy Lalonde with the Canadiens in 1919 (15-2—17 in 9 GP). Draisaitl has 10 during his active five-game goal streak, which is a playoff career high and just one contest back of matching the franchise record for longest in a postseason.

Source: NHL Morning Skate: Stanley Cup Playoffs Edition – May 8, 2023

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