OILERS COME UP SHORT IN GAME 7
Utah defeated the Oilers 5-2 in game 7 of Mountain Division semi final
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT —The Oilers fell 5-2 to the top-seed Utah Grizzlies at the Maverik Center on Wednesday.
Kyle Betts opened the scoring 9:37 into the period, redirecting a power-play goal to set the Grizzlies up 1-0. Mike McKee deposited a Joe Garreffa rebound with 5:57 left in the first period, tying the game 1-1. Charle-Edouard D’Astous tucked in a back-door pass with 26 seconds left in the first, putting Utah back up one.
Trey Bradley tucked home a short-handed breakaway 9:04 into the middle period, bringing the game 3-1 in Utah’s favor.
Luka Burzan rifled a puck home 2:37 into the final frame, giving Utah a 4-1 lead. Eddie Matsushima fired a short-handed penalty shot through Trent Miner’s five hole 10 seconds before the midway mark of the frame. D’Astous closed the score 5-2 with a long-distance, empty-net goal.
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