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Oilers trash Panthers 8-1 to stay alive in Final series
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Edmonton push the battle for the Stanley Cup into Game 5 on Tuesday

Connor McDavid delivered a standout performance with a goal and three assists, leading the Edmonton Oilers to a resounding 8-1 victory over the Florida Panthers in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday night. This win allowed the Oilers to avoid elimination and push the series to Game 5, which will take place on Tuesday in Sunrise, Florida.

McDavid’s third assist of the night was particularly significant as it set a new NHL record for the most assists in a single postseason, surpassing Wayne Gretzky’s previous record of 31 assists set in 1988 when the Oilers won the Stanley Cup.

Dylan Holloway also had an impressive game, contributing two goals and an assist, while Mattias Janmark added a goal and an assist. Additional goals for Edmonton came from Adam Henrique, Darnell Nurse, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and Ryan McLeod. Goalie Stuart Skinner played a key role in the win with 32 saves.

On the Panthers’ side, Vladimir Tarasenko was the sole goal scorer. Florida’s goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky struggled, stopping only 11 of 16 shots before being replaced by Anthony Stolarz, who made 16 saves in relief.

The Oilers’ dominant performance in Game 4 keeps their championship hopes alive as they prepare for the crucial Game 5 in Florida.