Draisaitl’s Deft Assist Gives Oilers Early Game 6 Lead

The Edmonton Oilers might need a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Final.

After winning two games in a row to stay alive, they took an early lead against the Florida Panthers in Game 6 on Friday. Warren Foegele scored just 7:27 into the first period, making it 1-0 and sending the crowd at Rogers Place wild.

Leon Draisaitl made it happen by grabbing a loose puck at center ice. He then patiently waited in the offensive zone, drawing in defenders and setting up Foegele for an easy tip-in past Sergei Bobrovsky. This was great news for Draisaitl, who had been struggling with only two assists over five games. Before Game 6, he admitted he wasn’t happy with his performance but promised to do better. “I haven’t found my game, I haven’t found my legs and am not at the standard I hold myself to obviously,” said Draisaitl via NHL.com. “But I’m excited to come into the series tonight.”

Draisaitl showed plenty of energy in those first 20 minutes of Game 6. He had an assist, two takeaways, and two shots on goal during his 6:37 of ice time. The Oilers ended the first period with a solid 1-0 lead after outshooting the Panthers 11-2.

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Fans must be thrilled with how Draisaitl stepped up when it mattered most. His play helped set the tone for his teammates as they dominated early on.

It’s interesting how momentum can shift so quickly in sports; one moment you’re down, and then suddenly you’re back in contention! The Oilers’ aggressive start put them firmly ahead through that opening period.

As we look forward to what comes next, it’s clear this series is far from over. Will there be more surprises? Only time will tell!

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Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson is a Senior Writer for HockeyMonitor. With a background in Sports Media, Alex joined the team in 2022. He focuses on providing the latest hockey news, game scores, and fresh NHL trade rumors.

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