Edmonton survives! The Oilers deny the Florida Panthers their first Stanley Cup again in 5-3 victory, sending series back to Canada for Game 6

The Edmonton Oilers are not done yet! Canada’s last hope to end the country’s more-than-three-decade Stanley Cup drought did not extend the wait at least one more year on Monday against the Florida Panthers. 

The Oilers scored four of the game’s first five goals and held of a furious Panthers rally to send the series back to Alberta with a 5-3 Game 5 victory, giving Florida a third straight contest where a victory ends the NHL season in three days.

Game 6 will be Friday night in Edmonton. The teams have spilt the two previous games at Rogers Place thus far in the series.  

The Oilers quieted the Florida crowd early with a first-period shorthanded goal from Connor Brown. 

It was the first time in Stanley Cup Finals history where a team has opened the scoring with a shorthanded goal in back-to-back games.  

The Edmonton Oilers extended the Stanley Cup Finals for at least one more game on Friday

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