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
Edmonton Oilers v Vegas Golden Knights - Game Five / Ethan Miller/GettyImages
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2. Stay Out of the Penalty Box

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New York Rangers v Vegas Golden Knights / Ethan Miller/GettyImages

While Vegas has done a great job of not drawing penalties (tied for seventh in the NHL with 171), the Edmonton Oilers have the fourth-best power play in the league (27.1). With Edmonton scoring nine power play goals in last season's matchup, avoiding the sin bin would be wise.

Looking back at that series, McDavid and Draisaitl accounted for two-thirds of those power play goals. Not letting their emotions get the best of them is key for the Golden Knights in this matchup. Otherwise, the Oilers will be on their way to No. 17.