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McDavid's hat trick helps Oilers top Blackhawks in Game 2, even series

Nugent-Hopkins has three assists, Koskinen makes 23 saves in for Edmonton

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

McDavid's hat trick

CHI@EDM, Gm2: McDavid collects first playoff hatty

SCQ, Gm2: Connor McDavid scores a trio of goals against the Blackhawks to record his first career playoff hat trick

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Connor McDavid scored his first postseason NHL hat trick for the Edmonton Oilers in a 6-3 win against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Monday.

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McDavid scores his first NHL postseason hat trick for Oilers in Game 2

Center gets two in first 4:05, adds one in second to even series against Blackhawks in Cup Qualifiers

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McDavid's hat trick

CHI@EDM, Gm2: McDavid collects first playoff hatty

SCQ, Gm2: Connor McDavid scores a trio of goals against the Blackhawks to record his first career playoff hat trick

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Connor McDavid scored his first NHL postseason hat trick for the Edmonton Oilers in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers, a 6-3 win against the Chicago Blackhawks at Rogers Place on Monday.

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Koskinen in goal for Oilers in Game 2 of Qualifiers against Blackhawks

To make first postseason start, replaced Smith in second period of series-opening loss

by Tracey Myers @Tramyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Mikko Koskinen will start Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers for the Edmonton Oilers against the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday (10:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, NHL.TV, SN, NBCSCH).

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Short Shifts

Nurse shares message about racism, hope on Instagram

Oilers defenseman said progress has been made but still a long way to go

by Cristina Ledra @cledra / NHL.com Staff Writer

Before the puck dropped on the Stanley Cup Qualifiers Saturday, Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse shared a message about his experiences with racism and his hope for the future.

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Short Shifts

Bublé belts out 'O Canada' via video before Stanley Cup Qualifiers

Canadian music star takes center ice in hometown of Vancouver for performance

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

Buble sings Canadian anthem

Michael Buble sings Canadian anthem

Michael Buble sings the Canadian anthem ahead of the opening Qualifying Round game between the Oilers and Blackhawks

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Hockey is back in a big way, so a big voice stepped up to sing "O Canada." 

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Blackhawks defeat Oilers in Game 1 of Cup Qualifiers

Kubalik has five points in postseason debut for Chicago; Smith pulled in second for Edmonton

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Kubalik's second power-play goal

CHI@EDM, Gm1: Kubalik tips home second PPG

SCQ, Gm1: Dominik Kubalik gets his stick on Duncan Keith's shot and redirects it into the net for his second power-play goal of the 2nd period

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Rookie Dominik Kubalik had two goals and three assists for the Chicago Blackhawks in a 6-4 win against the Edmonton Oilers in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Saturday.

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Hockey Is For Everyone

Dumba kneels during anthem, speaks out against racism at Qualifiers

Wild defenseman part of emotional ceremony before Blackhawks-Oilers game

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Dumba's speech on diversity

Dumba gives powerful pregame speech

Wild defenseman Matt Dumba gives a powerful pregame speech to encourage diversity in hockey before kneeling during the national anthem

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Matt Dumba knelt during the U.S. national anthem Saturday after vowing that the NHL and the Hockey Diversity Alliance will stand up for justice and against racism.

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Behind The Numbers

Oilers, Canucks, Maple Leafs have top power plays, numbers show

Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto could receive significant boost from man-advantage

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

McDavid nets PPG down low

EDM@CGY: Draisaitl sets up McDavid for PPG

Connor McDavid pulls Leon Draisaitl's centering pass to his forehand and roofs it by Cam Talbot, giving the Oilers a 2-0 lead on the power play

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NHL.com goes Behind the Numbers to identify key statistics for the Stanley Cup Qualifiers. The NHL season was paused March 12 due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus. Under the Return to Play Plan, 24 teams will compete for the Stanley Cup -- 12 in the Eastern Conference, in Toronto, 12 in the Western Conference, in Edmonton -- starting Saturday.

Today, a look at the three teams that can expect the biggest boost from their power play in the Qualifiers.

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Return to Play

Oilers-Blackhawks series debated by Horcoff, Olczyk

Former Edmonton, Chicago forwards discuss defense, special-teams play in Cup Qualifier

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The Stanley Cup Qualifiers will use eight best-of-5 series and two four-team round-robins to determine the field and seeding for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. 

NHL.com will preview every series with an alumni roundtable, featuring a former player from each team debating key points.

Today, former Edmonton Oilers forward Shawn Horcoff and former Chicago Blackhawks forward Eddie Olczyk take a look at the series between Edmonton and Chicago, to be played at Rogers Place in Edmonton beginning Saturday (3 p.m. ET; NBC, SN).

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Return to Play

Stanley Cup Qualifiers preview: Oilers vs. Blackhawks

Edmonton's scoring prowess key against Chicago's experience, goaltending

by Tracey Myers @Tramyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Stanley Cup Qualifiers will use eight best-of-5 series and two four-team round-robins to determine the field and seeding for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

NHL.com will preview each series and round-robin prior to the start of the Qualifiers on Saturday.

Today, the qualifier series between the Edmonton Oilers and Chicago Blackhawks.

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