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Oilers vs. Kings Game 7: Live score, updates, highlights from first round of 2022 NHL playoffs

The Oilers vs. Kings first-round series will be decided by a Game 7 on Saturday in Edmonton. 

The series has not gone as many expected. The Kings jumped out to a 3-2 series lead thanks to an Adrian Kempe OT winner in Game 5, but the Oilers responded with a 4-2 win in Game 6, thanks to a late goal by Tyson Barrie, to even the series. 

Connor McDavid has done everything in his power to get the Oilers in a position to advance. He has 12 points in six games, tied with the Panthers’ Carter Verhaeghe for the playoff lead. Mike Smith has been strong in net for Edmonton, owning a 2.67 goals-against average and .931 save percentage. 

On the other side, the Kings have been getting production from a number of players. Kempe leads the way with six points. Phillip Danault and Trevor Moore have five each. 

The Kings are looking for their first series win since 2014 while the Oilers are trying to advance to the second round for the first time since 2017.

The Sporting News will provide live updates and highlights from this Western Conference playoff series decider. 

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End 1st period: Oilers 0, Kings 0

10:47 p.m.: End of the first, no score after one. Oilers had control early, but the Kings began to take over and had better chances by the end. 

10:26 p.m.: Potential penalty for a high stick, but after review, determined that it was friendly fire on Josh Archibald. It was his teammates stick that hit Archibald in the mouth, causing the blood. 

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10:21 p.m.: Oilers controlling play early. Couple of strong rushes by the Oilers’ offense, by Kings have either blocked the shots or the attempts have gone wide. L.A. gets its first shot on goal more than eight minutes in. 


9:30 p.m.: Good news for the Oilers is it looks like Draisaitl will play. Jay Woodcroft avoided the question when asked about it earlier in the day. 

What channel is Oilers vs. Kings Game 7 on?

  • Date: Saturday, May 14
  • TV channel: ESPN (U.S.), Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports (Canada)
  • Live streaming: Sling TV 

Oilers vs. Kings Game 7 will air on ESPN in the United States. In Canada, the game will air on Sportsnet and CBC in English and TVA Sports in French.

Viewers in the U.S. can stream every NHL playoff game live on Sling TV. With the Sling Orange Sports Extra package, they get $10 off their first month with access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and TNT. NHL playoff games on ABC are simulcast on ESPN3, which is included with Sling Orange, available for $35 per month ($25 the first month for new subscribers).

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Oilers vs. Kings Game 7 start time

  • Date: Saturday, May 14
  • Time: 10 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. PT

Game 7 of the Oilers vs. Kings series will start shortly after 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 14. The game will be played at Rogers Place in Edmonton. 

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Oilers vs. Kings Game 7 odds

Oilers: -205

Kings: +171

Odds provided by Sports Interaction

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