Qualifying for the NHL Playoffs: A very frustrating one for Leon Draisaitl

hockey Star Leon Draisaitl, left, with his Edmonton Oilers, surprisingly, already in the qualifying round of the NHL Playoffs. The candidate for the two major a

Qualifying for the NHL Playoffs: A very frustrating one for Leon Draisaitl

hockey Star Leon Draisaitl, left, with his Edmonton Oilers, surprisingly, already in the qualifying round of the NHL Playoffs. The candidate for the two major awards as MVP and outstanding player of the final round lost to the Oilers on Friday (local time) game four against the Chicago Blackhawks 2:3 and the Best-of-five series to 1:3. "We made too many small mistakes that just can't happen at this time of the year. We never found our game. This is obviously very frustrating,“ said Draisaitl.

As Fifth in the Western Conference, the Oilers against the to rank twelve of the Blackhawks were favored in spite of the long Corona break. Some expert saw the Team, among other things, because of the strong attacker to Draisaitl and Connor McDavid even with chances of winning the Stanley Cup. "It is frustrating. It's frustrating, because we expected more,“ said coach Dave Tippet.

The Oilers have led after only 45 seconds through a goal from Josh Archibald, came but before the end of the first third of the residue. After the compensation in the second third by Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Dominik Kubalik 11:met 30 minutes before the end of the re-Chicago-guide. Edmonton is no longer recovered from the 2:3 and could also use any of its five power plays for a hit. "We definitely had enough chances in this game to come back," said the 24-year-old Draisaitl.

The NHL had canceled their main round due to the Corona-crisis. Instead of the usual 16 teams 24 Teams were qualified for the expanded Playoffs, which will be held in two bubbles in Edmonton and Toronto. The top four Teams in the Western and Eastern Conference qualify for the regular Playoffs. The other Teams need to prove themselves in the qualifying round. The Oilers have not done that well surprisingly.

Updated Date: 08 August 2020, 06:19

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