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Oilers triumph over Vancouver Canucks in nail-biting Game 7
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Edmonton turned the series around and won from 3-2 down

The Edmonton Oilers showcased great defensive game to secure a thrilling 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks, clinching their Western Conference semifinal series. Known primarily for their offensive strength, the Oilers displayed a different facet of their game, highlighting their ability to defend effectively under pressure.

Entering the weekend down 3-2 in the series, Edmonton delivered a dominant performance in Game 6, setting the stage for a decisive Game 7. The Oilers rode a three-goal second period to victory on Monday, overcoming the Canucks in a nail-biting finish.

Key to the Oilers’ success was their staunch defensive play, allowing only 17 shots on goal throughout the game and none after the Canucks made it a one-goal game with 4:36 left in regulation. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins led the charge with one goal and one assist, while Cody Ceci and Zach Hyman also found the back of the net. Goaltender Stuart Skinner was solid, stopping 15 shots to secure the win.

Evan Bouchard contributed two assists, and Leon Draisaitl added a helper, maintaining his streak of at least one point in all 12 of Edmonton’s postseason games this season.

With this victory, the Oilers advance to the Western Conference finals, where they will face the Dallas Stars starting Thursday.