Edmonton evens series with 6-3 win over Chicago
By: Mike Stiles - Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Patrick Kane scores against Edmonton in playoff action (photo courtesy of Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)

Edmonton evens series with 6-3 win over Chicago
(EDMONTON) – Connor McDavid recorded his first playoff hat trick to lead the Edmonton Oilers to a 6-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks, tying their best-of-five qualifying series at one game apiece. McDavid scored 19 seconds into the game, then off an electrifying solo rush just past the four-minute mark, and once more on the power play late in the second period on Monday night. The fans, if there had been any, would barely have settled into their seats when McDavid, standing in the slot, opened the scoring when he took a bouncing loft pass from Darnell Nurse and redirected it into the net over the shoulder of Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford. Chicago battled back, but never took the lead. Scoring for the Blackhawks were Patrick Kane, Olli Maatta and Slater Koekkoek. Given that the rink was fan-free, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, arena staff hustled down the stairs and honored hockey tradition by tossing ball caps over the glass and onto the ice to mark the hat trick. Game 3 will be Wednesday night.

Carolina 4 – NY Rangers 1 (Carolina leads 2-0)
Tampa Bay 3 – Washington 2
Pittsburgh 3 – Montreal 1 (Series tied 1-1)

Winnipeg 3 – Calgary 2 (Series tied at 1-1)
Vegas 5 – Dallas 3