NHL PLAYOFFS: OILERS, PREDS TAKES SECOND ROUND GAMES 1!

By Jack Ryan

Adam Larsson scored twice in the third period, including the tiebreaking goal with 4:40 remaining, and the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Anaheim Ducks 5-3 in Game 1 of the Western Conference second round.

Leon Draisaitl had a goal and three assists for the Oilers. Mark Letestu scored twice, and Cam Talbot made 33 saves.

Game 2 of the best-of-7 series will be played at Anaheim’s Honda Center on Friday (10:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN).

Nashville’s Vernon Fiddler, playing his first game of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, scored the tiebreaking goal off a fortuitous bounce with 5:05 left in the third period for a 4-3 win against the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of the Western Conference Second Round at Scottrade Center.

Jay Bouwmeester’s failed clearing attempt went right to Watson, who sent a bouncing puck toward goalieJake Allen. He tried to pokecheck it, missed, and Fiddler tapped it through Allen’s legs.

P.K. Subban had a goal and two assists, Colin Wilson and Filip Forsberg scored, and Pekka Rinne made 27 saves for the Predators, who have won five straight Stanley Cup Playoff games.

 

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