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    Default ***Playoffs GAME 7 LA Kings @ Edmonton Oilers GDT 5/14/22 7:00pm on BSSC & ESPN***




    PLAYOFFS Game Day Thread
    Playoffs Round 1, Game #7 -- 5/14/22


    TONIGHTíS GAME IS ON BALLY SPORTS SOCAL & ESPN




    Los Angeles Kings @ Edmonton Oilers

    Rogers Place | Edmonton, AB

    SERIES TIED 3-3

    Round 1 Scores

    05/12/22 - Oilers 4, Kings 2
    05/10/22 - Kings 5, Oilers 4 (OT)
    05/08/22 - Oilers 0, Kings 4
    05/06/22 - Oilers 8, Kings 2
    05/04/22 - Kings 0, Oilers 6
    05/02/22 - Kings 4, Oilers 3

    Playoff Series Stats



    **Game Time 7:00pm**




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    Anze Kopitar
    On what he feels the Kings need to do better heading into Game 7

    Just be a little bit more resilient. I think maybe the thought of ending the series kind of creeped into our mind and we started off a little tentative. Credit to them, they obviously had a good start, but just spend more time in the offensive zone and send more pucks to the net.
    On why he thinks the team was a bit tentative to start the game
    I mean, the older guys havenít been there in a few years and we have a few guys that havenít experienced this at all. Itís natural, but if you told us that we had to win one game to advance, weíd certainly take the opportunity. Itís not all that bad, weíre going to fly up there tomorrow and get ready for Game 7.
    On the differences between closing out a series, versus another game
    Somebody a few years ago said that usually the fourth game is the toughest one to win, Iím pretty sure you know who that is. Obviously thereís something to it. We would have liked to close it out, but it didnít happen and weíve got to move on, look ahead to Saturday.
    On the pushback with a power-play goal late in the second period
    Yeah, itís the playoffs, itís going to be tight. We were down 2-0, it didnít phase us too much. We knew we needed to get one on the power play at some point, so that was big and then obviously tied it up pretty early in the third. We just couldnít push it over the line.
    On if thereís anything that needs to be said to the younger players for a Game 7
    I think the younger guys have done a really good job of stepping into roles the whole season, certainly this series. I think, as of right now, they know what it takes and Iím not worried about that at all.

    Todd McLellan
    On the notion of Edmonton flipping the scripts tonight with a good start and puck possession

    Well, theyíre a pretty good hockey club, theyíre allowed to play to their best and I thought they got to a level that they werenít at in Edmonton, which is fine. I thought we responded well throughout the night. This reminded me a lot of Game 1, where it was pretty even back and forth, there wasnít anything lopsided about the game. Our quarterback-receiver connection wasnít where it needed to be, it was erratic, and obviously when we went to pass, the passer was not real clean and the receiver sometimes wasnít handling the puck real well. When you do that, we go back to Games 2 and 3 when we didnít pass the puck well. Weíre not a real good offensive juggernaut when that happens and it was a big part of the game tonight.
    On if there are any ďyoung playersĒ at this stage in the season
    I think thereís logic to that, but thereís also experience under duress that some of them havenít experienced. Obviously Kopi, Phil Danault, Brown, the big four that are here and some that have played a lot of playoff games, they get the moments, the mood swings if you will. The younger players, sometimes they adapt really quick to it, sometimes itís a bit overwhelming for them, but they have to experience it, itís a different monster.
    On special teams building momentum late in the second period
    I think that special teams in this series havenít won or lost games, per say, but theyíve created momentum a lot, for different teams, in different situations. I thought that did it for us tonight, the special teams.
    On how he felt the group handled McDavid and Draisaitl tonight as a pair
    I thought we were fine, we had to double-team them, we knew that was going to happen, whether it was Phil or Kopi, for the most part they were on the ice. I look at the goals that they were involved in, the wraparound a real good play by Connor early in the game, so psychologically, they got what they wanted. Then, a huge error on our behalf on the winning goal, itís preventable, itís avoidable, but we made it, itís why we play the game. Somebodyís going to make mistakes and the other team is going to capitalize. When youíve got those offensive weapons that they have, youíve got to minimize them.
    On reestablishing and focusing the team ahead of Game 7
    We were that today, so weíve had a dress rehearsal. Weíll be that again two days from now and we have enough experience, guys that have been through this before. Again, I talked about pressure this morning, we like this situation. If somebody said hey, the LA Kings against the Edmonton Oilers, go play for one game, weíre not particularly happy with how we got to it tonight, but we canít do anything about that now, so letís look ahead. Weíve won there before and we can win there again.




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    I've got no hate for McDavid, but I'd really like to deny the next round to Kane, Smith and a couple others in that squad.

    Lets see how much these tired old guys and freshly minted playoff warriors have left in them. GKG.

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    Go Los Angeles!



    Win or lose, at least we'll be together, you with me, and me with you. I think I win that exchange, haha.

    Do it, Kings! For yourselves, for your fans, and do it for McGarnagle!




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    Thank you Nyssa!

    Really hope the team pulls this one out and makes you keep working

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    Game Freaking Seven. Game Mother Freaking Seven. Going into the season, most people thought the playoffs were more a wish than reality. Especially when we kept losing guys to injury. And taking a team like the Oilers to 7 games would probably be considered a success. But I’m greedy. I want to win this. And it would be devastating to lose this game.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurisu View Post
    I've got no hate for McDavid, but I'd really like to deny the next round to Kane, Smith and a couple others in that squad.

    Lets see how much these tired old guys and freshly minted playoff warriors have left in them. GKG.
    I don’t really hate Dave McConnor either. Other than the fact that Oilers fans call him McJesus with no irony. But yeah, I do hate Kane, Kassian, & especially Smith. Mostly I hate their fans. They are some of the most whiny, entitled, & classless fans out there. They don’t deserve any happiness from winning a series & I hope it’s a Kings win that brings them misery.

    Go Kings Go!

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    I'm not feeling confident that the Kings can win a third one in Edmonton, but it would be great if they did. I did pick the Kings to win this series in 7 in the bracket challenge, however. Even if the Kings fall, this season has been far more than I expected, and I look forward to next season with a full and healthy roster.

    And thank you Brownie for 2 Cups and 18 seasons!

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    Let’s keep Nyssa doing GDTs!

    It’s been a ride this season considering the injuries for this team, then making the playoffs.

    Go Kings! Thank you Brownie!

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    the best possible outcome of this series .. you cant replicate the type of pressure game 7's bring ... love it .. win or lose Go Kings Go

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    I'd drop Lemieux & AA....insert Gabe & QB...but that's just me

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    Thank you Nyssa!! I'm really hoping this isn't the last GDT of the season!

    Lets Go Kings!!!!

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