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Oilers make a lineup change in hopes to spark the team ahead of game 2

Published May 4, 2022 at 5:35 PM
BY S. HARPER
The Edmonton Oilers are looking to regroup after losing the first game of the 2022 Stanley cup playoff series vs the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings silenced the Oilers fans taking an early lead. They would go up 2-0 but the Oilers managed to tie it back up.

It looked like this one was going to need overtime but unfortunately for the Edmonton Oilers that wasn't the case. The Kings would get a gift when Oilers Mike Smith tried to play the puck down the ice to teammate Leon Draisaitl but was picked off. The Kings forward Alex Lafallo tried to score in the open net but Mike Smith would save his bacon by making a huge save but eventually Phil Danault would score on the rebound as the Kings would leave game 1 with a 4-3 win and a 1-0 series lead.

Edmonton Oilers Head Coach Jay Woodcroft revealed his lineup changes ahead of tonight's clash as the Oilers look to tie the series 1-1 before heading to enemy territory in Los Angeles.

In Game 1, the Oilers had Ryan Nugent-Hopkins between Foegele and Derek Ryan on the third line, and a fourth-line pair of Ryan McLeod and Zack Kassian opting for an 11 forwards, seven defensemen setup.


Tonight Josh Archibald will draw back into the lineup, who is an excellent penalty killer and two-way player.

Evander Kane — Connor McDavid — Jesse Puljujarvi
Zach Hyman — Leon Draisaitl — Kailer Yamamoto
Josh Archibald — Ryan Nugent-Hopkins — Derek Ryan
Warren Foegele — Ryan McLeod — Zack Kassian

Darnell Nurse Cody Ceci
Duncan Keith Evan Bouchard
Brett Kulak Tyson Barrie

Mike Smith
Mikko Koskinen

Source: Mark Spector Tsn

The Edmonton Oilers know Tonight's a crucial game they don't want to fall down 2-0 or this series could be very short and will be another year of disappointment in Oil county.

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