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RAPID REACTION: Oilers vs Ducks - Game 6

Here is a quick summary of Game 6 between the Oilers and Ducks

by Paul Gazzola /

EDMONTON, AB -- Here is a quick summary of Game 6 between the Oilers and Ducks.

THE SCOOP: The Oilers scored five goals in the first period - two from Leon Draisaitl and Mark Letestu each - then added two more in the second frame to defeat the Ducks 7-1 in Game 6. With the win, Edmonton forces Game 7 in Anaheim at the Honda Center on Wednesday.

PLAY OF THE GAME: Mark Letestu threads a cross-ice pass to Milan Lucic while on the power play. Lucic and Draisaitl then orchestrate a give-and-go, with Draisaitl one-timing a blast past Jonathan Bernier for his first career hat trick to give the Oilers a 7-1 lead.

FIRST STAR: Leon Draisaitl. The Deutschland Dangler was everything, scoring three goals for his first career hat trick and adding two assists for a five-point night.

TRENDING UP: Defence by committee. The Oilers played without Andrej Sekera and Oscar Klefbom - who was a surprising late scratch due to injury - but got sound performances by replacements Eric Gryba and Griffin Reinhart. Five of the six Oilers defencemen chipped in for a point on the night to help spur some offence as well.

WHAT'S NEXT: Game 7 will be played Wednesday at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. 

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