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GAME RECAP: Oilers 5, Panthers 1 (Game 6) | Edmonton Oilers



GAME RECAP: Oilers 5, Panthers 1 (Game 6) | Edmonton Oilers


Florida couldn’t believe it. Believing is all Edmonton can do.

That unshakeable faith that there’d be a Game 7 in this series grew even stronger when the Oilers doubled their lead just 46 seconds into the second period after catching the Panthers on a bad change, leaving Mattias Janmark alone at the far blueline to create a two-on-one with linemate Adam Henrique.

The Swede put his pass onto the tape of Henrique in the right circle before Edmonton’s trade-deadline acquisition from Anaheim put it off the far post and inside the opposite iron, quickly putting Edmonton ahead 2-0 in the middle frame.

Edmonton’s incredible third line of Mattias Janmark (1G, 2A), Adam Henrique (2G) and Connor Brown (1G, 1A) have now combined for seven points over the last three games, including their Game 6 performances, as the line that’s really taken this comeback for the Oilers to a different level with their contributions.

“Obviously, it’s a huge goal. It’s 2-0 and that next goal, whoever scores, it’s either a one-goal game or a three-goal game,” Hyman said. “We didn’t think we had it in the bag or anything like that. We had to come out strong in the third, and they obviously got one and it was a good buffer to have. We were able to kind of just manage the game after that.”

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