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Game One live blog: Kings hold on to beat Edmonton Oilers 4-3 at Rogers Place


May 3, 2022

It’s time. It’s finally time. Today is Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and the Edmonton Oilers are getting ready to host the Los Angeles Kings at Rogers Place tonight. Puck drop is scheduled for after 8 p.m. This blog will be updated throughout the day.

Thanks for following along tonight. Not the ending we were all hoping for but there’s always next game.

I’ll be back here for that on Wednesday for another glorious 8 p.m. puck drop. I’m getting too old for this, he said, in his best Danny Glover impression. — Trevor Robb

Oilers’ netminder Mike Smith spoke with media directly following the game. Smith was asked specifically about the third period play that ultimately led to the go-ahead goal.

“Yeah, I was just trying to make something happen, obviously, trying to do too much there,” said Smith. “In a tight game like that you can’t afford to make mistakes like that and it ended up costing us the game. Obviously, disappointed but it’s one game and we move on and worry about game two.”

The Los Angeles Kings scored late in the third period and would go on to win 4-3 over the Edmonton Oilers in game one of their best-of-seven series.

The Oilers ultimately outshot the Kings 39-35 on the night as veteran netminder Jonathan Quick stood on his head to give his team the victory.

Game Two goes Wednesday at 8 p.m.

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