VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS NOTES:
2023 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS – SECOND ROUND – VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS VS. EDMONTON OILERS
Golden Knights 2022-23 Regular Season Record: 51-22-9, 111 points (25-15-1 at Home, 26-7-8 on Road)
VGK Playoff Media Guide (.pdf)
DATE RESULT VGK GOALS VGK GOALIE EDM GOALIE
May 3 Vegas 6, Edmonton 4 49(2), 22, 61, 20, 9 Brossoit Skinner
May 6 Vegas 1, Edmonton 5 49 Brossoit/Hill Skinner
May 8 Vegas 5, Edmonton 1 81(2), 2, 9, 20 Brossoit/Hill Skinner/Campbell
DATE OPPONENT TIME (PT) TELEVISION RADIO SPANISH RADIO
May 10 at Edmonton Oilers 7 p.m. ESPN Fox Sports 98.9 FM/1340 AM Deportes 1460 AM
May 12 vs. Edmonton Oilers TBD TNT Fox Sports 98.9 FM/1340 AM Deportes 1460 AM
May 14* at Edmonton Oilers TBD TBD Fox Sports 98.9 FM/1340 AM Deportes 1460 AM
May 16* vs. Edmonton Oilers TBD TNT Fox Sports 98.9 FM/1340 AM Deportes 1460 AM
Round 2 Game 2 Recap
May 8 – Vegas Golden Knights 5, Edmonton Oilers 1
Jack Eichel led the way with three points (1-2—3) as the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Edmonton Oilers, 5-1, in Game 3 on Monday night at Rogers Place. With the win, Vegas leads the series, 2-1. After Warren Foegele got the Oilers on the board early in the first, Jonathan Marchessault scored twice as the Golden Knights carried a 2-1 lead into the first intermission. The second period was all Vegas as Zach Whitecloud, Eichel and Chandler Stephenson lit the lamp to put the visitors up by four heading into the final frame. Neither side found the back of the net in the third period as the Golden Knights won, 5-1.
VGK/EDM – Regular Season Recap
The Vegas Golden Knights held a 1-2-1 record against the Edmonton Oilers in the 2022-23 regular season. In both of the first two matchups of the season, Vegas fell 4-3 to Edmonton, as the first contest saw a two-goal performance from Mark Stone send the Golden Knights into overtime where Connor McDavid gave Edmonton the game-winner. In their third meeting of the season, the Golden Knights battled back and forth with the Oilers and entered overtime for the second time in the season series. Nicolas Roy made the clutch play to give Vegas its first win of the series, 4-3 in the extra frame in Edmonton. In the final meeting of the season three days later in Vegas, things began with another back and forth start, but the Oilers pulled away, 7-4. 2022-23 Season EDM Series: 1-2-1 (Home: 1-1-0, Road: 0-1-1)
EDMONTON OILERS NOTES:
ALL-TIME PLAYOFFS vs. VEGAS GP RECORD HOME AWAY GF GA
OILERS ALL-TIME PLAYOFFS vs. VEGAS 3 1-2 0-2 1-1 10 12
OILERS vs. VEGAS – 2022-23 4 3-0-1 1-0-1 2-0-0 18 14
• The second round matchup against the Golden Knights marks the first time these two franchises have met in the postseason.
• Edmonton owns an all-time series record of 10-6 in its first head-to-head playoff round with a franchise, while Vegas is 7-3.
• Edmonton’s matchup against Vegas marks the 16th time they have advanced past the opening round in franchise history.
• Leon Draisaitl’s leads the Oilers with six (6G) career playoff points against the Golden Knights and Evander Kane has played in a career high 15 postseason games against Vegas.
Warren Foegele recorded his 1st goal of the postseason in game three (8th career playoff goal) in the first period. He scored Edmonton’s 7th game opening goal of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs; Seattle (8) is the only other team with more.
The Oilers recorded 50 hits in game 3, while the Golden Knights had 25. The Oilers had 17 different players contribute at least one hit.
POWER PLAY PROWESS
The Oilers’ power play is 14/27 in the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs, ranking 1st amongst all playoff teams with a percentage of 51.9%. The Oilers went 3/6 on the powerplay in game two and are 5/11 in the second round against Vegas. Leon Draisaitl has scored three power play goals in the second round and has a playoff leading six power play goals. he Oilers became the 6th team since 2000 to score at least one power play goal in each of their first seven games of a postseason. They joined the Blues (8 GP in 2022 & 7 GP in 2000), Flyers (7 GP in 2012), Penguins (7 GP in 2008), Senators (7 GP in 2007). Edmonton recorded the 3rd most power play goals in a single playoff series, in franchise history (1987 Smythe Division Semi vs Jets & 1992 Smythe Division Semi vs Kings – 10)
When tied 1-1 in best-of-seven the Oilers are 18-6 (.750) overall, 10-4 (.714) when starting on the road.
LAST 10 GAMES vs. VEGAS
GF: 35 GA: 32
*2022-23 5/8/23 @ EDM 5-1 L
*2022-23 5/6/23 @ VGK 5-1 W
*2022-23 5/3/23 @ VGK 6-4 L
2022-23 3/28/23 @ VGK 7-4 W
2022-23 3/25/23 @ EDM 4-3 L (OT)
2022-23 1/14/23 @ VGK 4-3 W
2022-23 11/19/22 @ EDM 4-3 W (OT)
2021-22 4/16/22 @ EDM 4-0 W
2021-22 2/8/22 @ EDM 4-0 L
2021-22 11/27/21 @ VGK 3-2 W
*Notes playoff game