The LA Kings scored their first four goals against the Edmonton Oilers on a man advantage. Zach Hyman got called for a penalty at 10:27 in the first period, and Kevin Fiala took advantage as he gave the Kings a 2-0 lead.
Zach Hyman was also the Oilers player that got penalized in the middle of the second period, as the Kings scored their fourth of the night to make it a 4-1 game. Zach Hyman didn’t have a great game, but he at least tried to get his team going by dropping the gloves, and it was a really fun watch.
The Kings had just scored their fifth of the game seven minutes into the third period. Before a face-off, Hyman stood next to his opponent Sean Durzi, and they were seen saying something to each other. Hyman then turned to Leon Draisaitl, who was going to face off, and it wasn’t a doubt about what he was saying.
Hyman was laughing as he told Draisaitl that he was going to fight Durzi, and that’s exactly what happened as soon as the puck was dropped. Draisaitl also laughed when he was told about the fight, and Durzi also seemed to enjoy it.
Hyman managed to light a spark in his teammates, as Connor McDavid scored just a minute after the fight. Edmonton Oilers didn’t get closer than two goals, and Viktor Arvidsson scored an empty-netter.
Zach Hyman and Sean Durzi weren’t the only guys fighting in the game between the Oilers and the Kings. The first to throw his gloves in the game was, to everyone’s big surprise, Jesse Puljujärvi. The Finn laid a huge hit on Viktor Arvidsson, and teammate Philip Danault came in to fight the Oilers forward.
With over a minuter and a half left in the game, Klim Kostin and Brendan Lemieux dropped the gloves. As a whole, it was a testy game with a lot of emotions, and we absolutely love to see it.