Crosby is, of course, the local favourite, hailing from nearby Cole Harbour, while the 20-year-old McDavid has been one of Canada's top talents since entering the league in 2015.
"We were in it", Letestu said. "We just needed to clean up some things".
Ducks coach Randy Carlyle was curious about some of the penalty calls, although he wouldn't get specific. Even with the youngest captain in N.H.L. history and a roster packed with players who entered the playoffs with little to no postseason experience, these Oilers don't care how many late-season battles their opponents have waged.
Colin Wilson and Filip Forsberg also scored for Nashville, and Pekka Rinne made 27 saves. Talbot played all five and had a 2.61 GAA and.902 save percentage with one shutout. Allen finished with 28 stops. He tried to poke check the puck away from Fiddler and instead it ended up getting past him.
"The guys have always believed in our depth", McDavid said. Though he was one to knock players off their feet on occasion, the Oilers' rugged winger said physical play isn't exclusively about that.
The Oilers won their first playoff series since 2006 when they defeated the San Jose Sharks in six games.
The gamesmanship entering the second round was not left to only the players. Ryan Johansen picked up the assist after the Blues were unable to clear the puck from the defensive zone.
This feels like a coin toss, but I do think the Preds may have the advantage in Laviolette.He has a great record in the playoffs as a coach. "There should have been a second layer just past the red line and we fell back and gave him the necessary room".
Subban then set up another power-play goal for the Predators.
OK, how many people jumped on Adam Larsson in their playoff pool?
The Blues rallied in the third.
With many different predictions surrounding the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, the match-ups for the second round are intense.
All good things must come to an end.
Draisaitl is expected to continue to build on his strong play in the last two games of the Sharks series and on the six goals he scored in five regular season games against the Ducks, a veteran team headlined by veterans Chris Getzlaf, Kesler, Kevin Bieksa and Corey Perry.
The Oilers' big star on defense is Adam Larsson, the man they traded Taylor Hall for.
April 14, 2017; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl (29) skates during warmup against the San Jose Sharks in game two of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place.
And if this Stanley Cup Playoff has taught us anything, it's that sometimes it's about getting hot at the right time. "This group has been through a lot this year, and it's starting to show". Yet, when it came to facing the streaking Wild, they turned it on and dominated Minnesota in five games.
Larsson scored just four goals in his first 85 games this season, but the Swedish defenseman improbably got two goals in 7 1/2 minutes. Throw out that 7-0 loss, and goaltender Cam Talbot was fantastic in net with two shutouts and the one goal allowed in the clincher. His centring pass banked off Josh Manson's skate and trickled past John Gibson. "We could have kept floundering without fixing that hole". Anaheim has now won eight straight games to get to 50-23-13 overall and 31-8-4 at home.
After a scoreless first period, the teams exchanged power play goals in the second.
The Rangers verses Senators series also seems be a popular matchup among Montclair State students, many of whom are rooting for the Rangers. "It generates a lot of offense for us, maybe it didn't generate as much as years past".
The series then returns to Rogers Place in Edmonton for Games 3 and 4 on Sunday and Wednesday.
The shocked crowd at Honda Center would probably disagree with that assessment.
The Oilers got that Getzlaf goal back on a power play of their own, however.
"The Ducks are going to win", he said. "We know that now".
The Ducks got Cam Fowler back for his first playoff game, but again skated without Sami Vatanen.
Edmonton at Anaheim, 9:30 p.m.