May 7, 2017; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl (29) celebrates his second period hat-trick goal against the Anaheim Ducks in game six of the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports
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EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Leon Draisaitl had three goals and two assists while Mark Letestu added two goals and two assists as Edmonton cruised to a 7-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night, forcing a decisive Game 7 in their NHL Western Conference semifinal series.
Zach Kassian and Anton Slepychev also scored and Cam Talbot stopped 34 shots for the Oilers, who led 5-0 after the first period.
Rickard Rakell scored midway through the second period for Anaheim. Ducks goalie John Gibson was pulled after giving up three goals on six shots less than 8 1/2 minutes into the game. Jonathan Bernier came on and finished with 25 saves.
Game 7 is Wednesday night at Anaheim, with the winner advancing to face the Nashville Predators in the conference finals.