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How the Oilers moved within one win of the Stanley Cup Final: 5 takeaways

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DALLAS — Leon Draisaitl praised Ryan Nugent-Hopkins ahead of Game 5 of the Western Conference final. Nugent-Hopkins scored the first two goals of the game, both on the power play, leading the Edmonton Oilers to a 3-1 win over the Dallas Stars. The Oilers are now one victory away from their first appearance in the Stanley Cup Final in 18 years. The Oilers’ power play, which had been struggling in the series, finally found success with Nugent-Hopkins at the forefront. Defenseman Philip Broberg also contributed with his first playoff goal. Goaltender Stuart Skinner had a solid performance, making 19 saves. The Stars struggled to generate offense and were unable to capitalize on their power play opportunities.