Zack Kassian

Oilers bury Ducks, 7-1, setting up another decisive Game 7 in Anaheim

Oilers bury Ducks, 7-1, setting up another decisive Game 7 in Anaheim

Edmonton’s second-round playoff series with the Ducks has mostly been a string of bad bounces and bad breaks for the young Oilers, 11 of whom are playing in the postseason for the first time.

They led in four of the first five games, only to let the lead get away three times. Twice they lost in overtime — including a Game 5 defeat Friday in which they squandered a 3-0 lead in the last 3:16 of regulation.

So on Sunday they took their frustrations out by pounding the Ducks 7-1, with Leon Draisaitl picking up three goals and two assists in a game that was all but over just a few minutes after the opening faceoff. And with that the Oilers sent the series back to Anaheim for a...

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