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2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 7 live updates: Oilers face Kings to close out massive NHL first round Saturday

The two most beautiful words in sports? Game 7. Lucky for hockey fans, Saturday will be filled with plenty of excitement as the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs first round sees three Game 7s on the same day.

The Los Angeles Kings and the Edmonton Oilers will close the night with a 10 p.m. ET face-off on ESPN and fuboTV (try for free). There have been blowouts and close games in both arenas, but the main trend is that the team who scores first has walked away with the win. Edmonton made a Game 7 possible with a 4-2 win on Thursday. Evander Kane scored two goals in that game, and will likely continue being the key for the Oilers offense moving forward. The left wing has registered seven goals in this series, which ties him with Minnesota’s Kirill Kaprizov and Pittsburgh’s Jake Guentzel for the NHL lead in this year’s playoffs.

Boston and Carolina opened Saturday’s action at PNC Arena, and like the series’ first six games, the home team prevailed. The Hurricanes punched their ticket to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 3-2 victory over the Bruins. Max Domi led the way for Carolina with three points, including two goals in the second period. The Hurricanes have now won six consecutive Game 7s and will next play the winner of the Rangers-Penguins series, which will conclude Sunday in another Game 7.

In Toronto, the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning held off the Toronto Maple Leafs to extend their streak of series wins to nine in a row, and the Bolts move on to take on their in-state rival Florida Panthers in the second round. 

Follow along as CBS Sports provides live updates throughout Saturday’s action. 

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