Game 1: Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars
Thanks to everyone who tuned in for an exciting Game 1 of the #UnitedCup Western Conference Finals on Tuesday night!
Leon Draisaitl has really found his game of late, working his way into the top 10 playoff scoring leaders, at #6.
He added 2 goals to his campaign on Tuesday, which proved to be big ones, as the Oilers had a two-goal lead nearing the end of the 3rd.
They would add an empty netter from James Neal to seal it, taking Game 1 by a final score of 6-3, though it was a much closer game than that score would suggest.
Full video highlights of Tuesday's game are available here.
The simulation Oilers play Dallas again this Thursday, May 7th LIVE on our Facebook page at 7pm! Once again, Dustin Nielson from TSN 1260 will have your play-by-play!
DAL – Janmark (5) – Unassisted
EDM – Draisaitl (8) – Athanasiou, Yamamoto
EDM – Draisaitl (9) – Nugent-Hopkins, Yamamoto
DAL – Radulov (4) – Kilngberg, Seguin
EDM – Yamamoto (4) – Nugent-Hopkins, Klefbom
EDM – Russell (1) – Benning, Nygård
DAL – Sekera (3) – Johns, Radulov
EDM – Athanasiou (4) – Archibald, Sheahan
EDM – Neal (4) (ENG) – Unassisted
3 Stars (1-3):
Yamamoto, Draisaitl, Athanasiou
Oilers Lead Series 1-0
Caption: Leon Draisaitl drives his 2nd of the hockey game past Ben Bishop
Game 1: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Anton Forsberg would get the call in goal for the simulation Hurricanes once again, despite bonafide starter Petr Mrázek being available.
Forsberg is 9-2 thus far in the playoffs and has been stellar.
Game 1 of the #UnitedCup Eastern Conference was no different, as he cashed in another great performance, only allowing a single goal.
Andrei Vasilevskiy was spectacular himself, but it would not be enough for Tampa in Game 1.
Martin Necas and Adrei Svechnikov would each find the net for the Hurricanes. Enough for a 2-1 win and a 1-0 series lead.
CAR – Necas (7) – Trocheck
TBL – Shattenkirk (1) – Gourde, Palat
CAR – Svechnikov (2) – Teravainen, Aho
3 Stars (1-3):
Vasilveskiy, Forsberg, Svechnikov
Hurricanes Lead Series 1-0
Caption: The Hurricanes pulled out the Storm Surge after a Round 3 victory
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