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Oilers look to avoid elimination against visiting Panthers in Game 6 of Stanley Cup

Edmonton Oilers' Corey Perry (90) moves the puck away from Florida Panthers' Matthew Tkachuk (19) during the first period of Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Sunrise, Fla. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rebecca Blackwell

EDMONTON — Another must-win game awaits the Edmonton Oilers Friday night.

Edmonton is set to host Game 6 against the Florida Panthers looking to stave off elimination once more in the Stanley Cup final.

The Oilers have won two straight to cut the Panthers' series lead to 3-2.

Game 7, if necessary, would be Monday in South Florida.

Edmonton is hoping to become the fifth NHL team to ever come back from an 0-3 deficit to win a series.

The 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs are the only team in league history to win a Stanley Cup coming back from such a deficit in the final series.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 21, 2024.

The Canadian Press

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