A Look Back at the Only Playoff Series Between the Golden Knights and the Oilers

The last time the Vegas Golden Knights and the Edmonton Oilers faced off in a high-stakes battle, Vegas emerged on top. How can the Knights win this time?
Edmonton Oilers v Vegas Golden Knights - Game Five
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Remember when the Vegas Golden Knights faced off against the Edmonton Oilers in the playoffs last season? How would the deep Knights roster contain Connor McDavid and company? Would they take away the water he supposedly walked on? These were questions commonly asked by the experts and pundits.

It was much simpler than that, with Vegas emerging on top by a count of four games to two. Led by eventual Conn Smythe winner Jonathan Marchessault, the Golden Knights put the idea of Edmonton being better than everyone else to rest.

It's no secret that Connor McDavid will have all eyes on him, especially with the bigwigs at the likes of ESPN. That attention will shift to the superstar once more, as the Edmonton Oilers make their way to Sin City on Tuesday. While there will be a returning William Karlsson, the focus will be on whether Edmonton can stretch their winning streak to 17 games.

With that, it's important to look at how the Golden Knights beat the Oilers last season. What stood out in last season's postsason confrontation? How can the defending champs repeat their performance against arguably their biggest rival?