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Oilers had a two-goal lead over Panthers after two periods in Game 5

Oilers had a two-goal lead over Panthers after two periods in Game 5

The Edmonton Oilers are 20 minutes away from returning the Stanley Cup Final to the Alberta prairies for Game 6.

Needing a win to stay alive, Edmonton has a 4-2 lead over the Florida Panthers after two periods in Game 5 from Sunrise, Florida.

The Oilers extended their 1-0 lead at 1:58 of the second period when Zach Hyman scored his fifteenth goal of the playoffs on the power play. Oilers captain Connor McDavid made it 3-0 just three minutes later when he beat Sergei Bobrovsky from a difficult angle with his seventh of the postseason.

The Panthers finally answered back at the 6:53 mark when Panthers star Matthew Tkachuk scored his first of the Stanley Cup Final and sixth of the playoffs to make it 3-1.

Veteran forward Corey Perry restored the Oilers’ three-goal lead when he scored his first of the postseason, also on the power play, at 11:54.

Florida didn’t waste much time before they answered as Evan Rodrigues scored his seventh at 12:08.

Oilers forward Connor Brown opened the scoring with his second goal of the postseason at the 5:30 mark of the first period on the penalty kill.

After intercepting a pass, Brown broke in all on his own before sliding the puck past Bobrovsky on his backhand. The Oilers scored three shorthanded goals this spring.

McDavid and defenseman Evan Bouchard each scored three points in Game 5 for the Oilers.

Florida has 24 shots by Stuart Skinner compared to 20 shots by Edmonton.

Florida leads the best-of-seven series 3-1 and can win the first Stanley Cup in franchise history with a win on Tuesday. Edmonton extended the series on Saturday with an 8-1 defeat at home.

Game 6 will take place Friday evening in Edmonton if necessary.