(Los Angeles) Kailer Yamamoto broke the deadlock at 16:57 in the third period and the Edmonton Oilers prevailed 5-4 in Los Angeles on Saturday, knocking out the Kings in six games in the first round.
Working past the right circle and towards the blue line, Yamamoto shot without warning and beat Joonas Korpisalo into the top corner.
The Oilers will now face the Vegas Golden Knights, who have beaten the Winnipeg Jets in five games.
Finalists in the West last year, the Oilers were then swept away by the Colorado Avalanche, who would go on to win the Stanley Cup.
Klim Kostin provided a brace and was instrumental in Yamamoto’s goal.
Connor McDavid scored the first goal of the game and was part of Leon Draisaitl’s goal — his seventh, a playoff high.
McDavid scored 1:25 after the opening face-off, scoring his first five-on-five goal since the start of the series.
Evan Bouchard and Vincent Desharnais each had two assists.
The Kings’ cue came from Phillip Danault, Sean Durzi, Adrian Kempe and Kevin Fiala.
Danault took advantage of a blunder by Stuart Skinner to tie the score 4-4 at 7:46 in the third period, shorthanded.
Skinner made 40 saves, 19 more than Korpisalo.