Oil Kings top line attempts to replicate success of Oilers’ big guns

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May 23, 2022  •  48 minutes ago  •  5 minute read  •  Join the conversation

Edmonton Oil Kings forward Justin Sourdif scores the game-winning goal on Winnipeg Ice goaltender Gage Alexander in overtime period of their Western Hockey League playoff series Monday, May 23, 2022, in Edmonton. Photo by Greg Southam /Postmedia Article content

The Edmonton Oilers top line of Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and Evander Kane put on a show in Game 3 of their Stanley Cup Playoffs series against the Calgary Flames on Sunday at Rogers Place and a night later, Dylan Guenther, Jake Neighbours and Justin Sourdif attempted to do the same for the Edmonton Oil Kings.

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The best line in junior hockey did not match the point totals as the top unit in the NHL, but were all over the Winnipeg ICE in Game 3 of the WHL Eastern Conference final on Monday.

Looking to take the lead in the best-of-seven series, the Oil Kings threw their No. 1 unit over the boards nearly every other shift to keep the pressure on Winnipeg and had it not been for the heroics of goaltender Gage Alexander, they would have overwhelmed the ICE in the contest.…

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