Live Q + A: David Staples answers your questions as Edmonton Oilers head to Stanley Cup Final

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What do you want to know about the Edmonton Oilers?

Before the boys lace up their skates for their first Stanley Cup Final since 2006, Postmedia columnist David Staples will be answering your questions about the team on Thursday at 12 p.m. MDT. The team is up against the Florida Panthers, with Game 1 scheduled for Saturday.

How to participate:

Register now to receive a reminder ahead of the event with a link to the chat.

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Go to the comment section of this story post and share your experiences or questions now. Then, join us in the same place at noon on Thursday where David will be live in the comment section responding to your comments and questions.


Oilers defeat Stars in WCF

The Edmonton Oilers beat the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Sunday, winning the best-of-seven Western Conference final in six games.

The Oilers sent their first shot of the game past Dallas goalie Jake Oettinger on the power play 4:17 into the first period, and it was a beauty. McDavid did a toe drag and stepped inside a pair of defenders before sending a backhand into the net for his fifth goal of the post-season. Defenceman Bouchard picked up his 20th assist of the playoffs on the goal.

The Oilers power play struck for the fourth time in its last five attempts after failing to get a goal in the first four games. With 4:18 remaining in the opening frame, McDavid dropped a pass back to Hyman in an open lane and he picked the top corner for his playoff-leading 14th goal.

The Stars came close to getting one past Edmonton goalie Stuart Skinner when Roope Hintz hit a post with eight minutes to play in the second period. Dallas outshot the Oilers 21-8 through 40 minutes.

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Dallas made it a one-goal game with 10:42 to play in the third period as Tyler Seguin was able to send a pass from behind the net out front to Marchment, who notched his third goal of the post-season.

The Stars threw everything they had at the Oilers in a furious final 10 minutes, but Edmonton was somehow able to hang on.

Edmonton went 16:13 between shots on goals in the second and third periods.

Fun facts

Skinner made 34 saves for the win, giving him a 4-0 record in potential series-clinching games in his career.

Dallas outshot Edmonton 35-10 in Game 6. Edmonton’s 10 shots are the lowest in NHL history in a series-clinching game.

This is Edmonton’s first appearance in a Cup final since 2006, when it fell in Game 7 to the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Edmonton Oilers are headed to their eighth Stanley Cup final in franchise history.

The Stanley Cup Final begins Saturday in Florida. At 4,089 kilometres between Edmonton and Sunrise, Fla., it’s the longest distance between Stanley Cup Final opponents in NHL history.

— with files from The Canadian Press

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