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Kings steal Game 1 from Oilers after last-second goal in regulation leads to overtime winner

Kings steal Game 1 from Oilers after last-second goal in regulation leads to overtime winner

In a dramatic start to their NHL playoff series, the Los Angeles Kings stole Game 1 from the Edmonton Oilers with a thrilling overtime victory. The Kings tied the game with just 0.3 seconds remaining in regulation before going on to win in overtime.

The Oilers took the lead early in the game, with a goal from Leon Draisaitl just over three minutes into the first period. The Kings responded with a goal from Anze Kopitar, tying the game at 1-1.

The game remained tied until the third period, when the Oilers scored two quick goals to take a 3-1 lead. The Kings responded with a goal from Alex Iafallo, cutting the lead to 3-2.

With time running out in regulation, the Kings pulled their goaltender and pressed for the tying goal. With just 0.3 seconds remaining on the clock, Dustin Brown scored to tie the game at 3-3 and send it to overtime.

In overtime, the Kings continued to press, and were rewarded with a goal from Gabriel Vilardi just over three minutes into the extra period. The victory gives the Kings a 1-0 series lead, with Game 2 set to take place in Edmonton on Friday.

The victory was a stunning comeback for the Kings, who had trailed by two goals with less than five minutes remaining in regulation. The team's resilience and determination were on full display, as they battled back to tie the game and then win in overtime.

The victory was also a testament to the Kings' veteran leadership and experience. Brown, who scored the game-tying goal, is a former captain of the team and has been a key player for the Kings for many years. Kopitar, who scored the team's first goal, is another veteran leader and one of the best players in the league.

The victory was a bitter disappointment for the Oilers, who had played well for most of the game and appeared to be in control. The team's star player, Connor McDavid, had a goal and an assist in the game, but was unable to lead the team to victory.

Despite the loss, the Oilers remain a talented and dangerous team, and are expected to bounce back in Game 2. The team's young stars, including McDavid and Draisaitl, are among the best players in the league, and will be looking to make an impact in the series.

The series between the Kings and Oilers is one of several exciting matchups in the first round of the NHL playoffs. Other notable series include the Colorado Avalanche versus the St. Louis Blues, the Boston Bruins versus the Washington Capitals, and the Toronto Maple Leafs versus the Montreal Canadiens.

The NHL playoffs are one of the most exciting times of the year for hockey fans, with high-stakes games and dramatic moments. The Kings' victory in Game 1 was just the latest example of the excitement and unpredictability of playoff hockey.

 

In a dramatic start to their NHL playoff series, the Los Angeles Kings stole Game 1 from the Edmonton Oilers with a thrilling overtime victory. The Kings tied the game with just 0.3 seconds remaining in regulation before going on to win in overtime.

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