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Out of Town Scoreboard: Oilers drop critical game to Vegas, Kings and Kraken both pick up two points

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Cam Lewis
2 months ago
Saturday featured a busy night of action in the NHL, including wins from three teams in the playoff race in the Pacific Division. Let’s go through the results from the Out of Town Scoreboard and what it means…

The Kings beat the Jets 4-1…

The Kings were back in action after having a few days off and they showed no signs of rust in a commanding 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets. Viktor Arvidsson opened the scoring just over one minute into the game and scored an empty net insurance goal in the third frame while goaltender Joonas Korpisalo made 25 saves in the win. The Kings now have at least a point in each of their last 11 games dating back to February 26.

The Kraken beat the Predators 7-2…

After losing in a shootout in Nashville a couple of nights earlier, the Seattle Kraken rebounded on Saturday night with a huge 7-2 win over the Predators. Matt Duchene scored early in the third frame to make the score 3-2 and then the Kraken scored four answered goals to run away with an easy win.

The Flames beat the Sharks 5-3…

The Flames had an easy two points on the table with the basement-dwelling Sharks in town but this game came right down to the wire. The score was 3-3 after two frames and the Flames edged out a win thanks to goals from Nazem Kadri and Tyler Toffoli in the third period. The Sharks actually outshot the Flames 31-to-29 in this one.

The Golden Knights beat the Oilers 4-3 in OT…

The Golden Knights earned one point on the Oilers with a 4-3 win in overtime in Edmonton on Saturday night. The Oilers were playing catch-up all night after the Golden Knights opened the scoring early in the first period and then some sloppy defence in overtime helped Vegas to the win.

As it stands…

Edmonton’s loss to Vegas on Saturday was a frustrating one and the Oilers didn’t get any help at all from the out-of-town scoreboard.
The Golden Knights are now seven points up on the Oilers in the standings and the teams have only one head-to-head left on the schedule. The Kings have pulled three points ahead of the Oilers and they have one game in hand but Edmonton and L.A. will face each other twice more this season. The Kraken are now only three points back of the Oilers in the standings with a game in hand.
The Kings are right back in action as they host the St. Louis Blues on Sunday, Edmonton’s next game is on the road in Arizona on Monday, and the Golden Knights don’t play until Tuesday when they host the Oilers.

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