It’s the Stanley Cup Final of the 2018-19 season, and it’s time to look at the top matchups in the NHL’s top conference.
The first three games of the series were played on Wednesday night, when the New York Rangers won 3-2 in Game 4 at Madison Square Garden.
This game was also the first time this year the Rangers won a playoff series after losing Game 3 in Pittsburgh.
The Rangers played Game 4 on Saturday night, which was also their only game this postseason.
The first game of Game 5 was a blowout loss to the Anaheim Ducks, but it was the Ducks that looked to be the more dangerous team in the series.
After a slow start, the Ducks were able to make a run on the first period and scored three unanswered goals.
The Ducks also scored four times in the first half of the third period, and they finished the period with seven shots on goal.
The game was tied 3-3 after six minutes, but Anaheim scored two more goals in the third.
The Rangers were able, after scoring three unanswered goal in the second period, to tie the game at 3-all in the final frame.
The fourth period featured the Rangers again finding themselves on top, and in the end the Ducks had the momentum.
With a little more than three minutes left in the period, the puck dropped for goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, who made 33 saves to keep the game scoreless.
The only goal the Rangers needed to come back and take a 2-0 lead.
The Oilers tied it with 2:03 remaining in the fourth period, when defenseman Travis Hamonic got a puck behind his own net and beat Lundqvists glove to make it a 3-on-3 overtime.
After being on the ice for the first goal of the game, the Oilers’ Connor McDavid scored his first goal in NHL history, his first NHL goal since March 4, 2016.
The two-time Norris Trophy winner was able to find the back of the net for his second goal of his career.
The third period was a battle between the Oilers and Rangers for control of the puck.
After a lengthy fight, the Rangers’ Connor Smith scored his second of the playoffs.
McDavid’s goal was the final goal of Game 4, and the final tally for the Oilers.
After scoring three goals in three periods, the Anaheim Oilers lost Game 5 on Tuesday night, 3-1.
McEwen had three goals and two assists in the game.
McDonagh, the second-leading scorer in the playoffs, had two goals and three assists in Game 5.