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The Oilers beat a crazy record that dated from 1942


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Marvin Azrak
June 16, 2024  (9:11)
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Edmonton Oilers defeat Floria Panthers 8-1 in Game 4
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The Edmonton Oilers stayed alive in an emphatic way with a resounding 8-1 win over the Florida Panthers in Game 4 of the 2024 Stanley Cup Finals.

They chased Conn Smyth Front runner and Panthers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky from the net in the second period.
Oilers 8-1 win sets the record for the largest margin of victory by a NHL team facing elimination in the Stanley Cup Final.

Previous record: Maple Leafs 9-3 win over the Red Wings in Game 5 of the 1942 Stanley Cup Final.

What happened that year???

With this win, the series heads back to Florida for Game 5, though the Panthers still lead 3-1. Yet while it's one game, the Oilers can look at those Leafs who competed the reverse sweep for the triumph.
Connor McDavid, who had four points and Leon Draisaitl, who had been quiet in the previous games, led the charge. Draisaitl racked up two assists, while McDavid scored once and added three assists, bringing his playoff total to a record-breaking 32 assists in 22 games, surpassing Wayne Gretzky's 1988 postseason record.
The Oilers had contributions from across the roster, with fifteen different players recording points. Mattias Janmark, Zach Hyman, and Dylan Holloway all had multipoint nights, supporting the team's stars.
The game's momentum swung early when Janmark netted a shorthanded goal, keeping the home crowd energized. Though Vladimir Tarasenko cut Edmonton's lead in half midway through the first period, the Oilers responded with six unanswered goals. Darnell Nurse's second-period goal led to Bobrovsky being replaced by Anthony Stolarz after 5-1.
Finally cracking Bobrovsky, who had stymied them in the first three games, has fans hopeful for a historic comeback. McDavid and the Oilers now face another must-win game as they head back to Florida on Tuesday, aiming to keep their season alive.
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The Oilers beat a crazy record that dated from 1942

After their 8-1 victory in Game 4, do you think the Oilers can turn the series around and win the Stanley Cup?

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