July 24th, 2024

Oilers look to avoid elimination against visiting Panthers in Game 6 of Stanley Cup

By The Canadian Press on June 21, 2024.

Edmonton Oilers' Corey Perry (90) moves the puck away from Florida Panthers' Matthew Tkachuk (19) during the first period of Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Sunrise, Fla. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rebecca Blackwell

EDMONTON – Another must-win game awaits the Edmonton Oilers Friday night.

Edmonton is set to host Game 6 against the Florida Panthers looking to stave off elimination once more in the Stanley Cup final.

The Oilers have won two straight to cut the Panthers’ series lead to 3-2.

Game 7, if necessary, would be Monday in South Florida.

Edmonton is hoping to become the fifth NHL team to ever come back from an 0-3 deficit to win a series.

The 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs are the only team in league history to win a Stanley Cup coming back from such a deficit.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 21, 2024.

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