2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 7 Live Updates: Oilers Take on Kings to Close Massive NHL First Round Saturday

The two most beautiful words in sports? Game 7. Luckily for hockey fans, Saturday will be filled with a lot of excitement if the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2022 first round sees three Game 7s on the same day.

The Los Angeles Kings and the Edmonton Oilers wrap up the evening with a face-off at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN and fuboTV (free trial). There are blowouts and close games in both arenas, but the main trend is that the team that scores first has walked away with the win. Edmonton enabled a Game 7 on Thursday with a 4-2 win. Evander Kane scored two goals in that game and will likely remain key to the Oilers’ attack. The left wing has scored seven goals in this series, tying him with Minnesota’s Kirill Kaprizov and Pittsburgh’s Jake Guentzel for the lead of the NHL in this year’s playoffs.

Boston and Carolina opened Saturday’s action at the PNC Arena, and like the first six games of the series, the home side came out victorious. The Hurricanes have punched their ticket to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 3-2 win over the Bruins. Max Domi led Carolina with three points, including two goals in the second period. The Hurricanes have now won six consecutive Game 7s and then go on to play the winner of the Rangers-Penguins series, which concludes in another Game 7 on Sunday.

The Lightning’s dream of a Stanley Cup three-peat is very much alive. Left winger Nicholas Paul scored twice for the Bolts in the first two periods – not a bad way to register his first two goals after the season. The third period was scoreless but still saw a lot of action. Toronto left the net empty with about two minutes remaining, but their comeback attempt failed. Brayden Point saw no minutes in the past period due to a lower body injury. The Maple Leafs had 31 shots on target but struggled to score due to a solid performance from goalkeeper Andrei Vasilevskiy. Their only goal was scored by Morgan Reilly at 13:25 of the second period.

Follow along as CBS Sports offers live updates throughout Saturday’s action.

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