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In the news today: Oilers beat Stars to advance to Stanley Cup final – Elliot Lake Today

Here is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to bring you up to speed on what you need to know today…

Oilers advance to Stanley Cup final

The Edmonton Oilers are headed to their eighth Stanley Cup final in franchise history.

Captain Connor McDavid had a goal and an assist as the Oilers punched their ticket to the championship series with a somewhat shaky 2-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Sunday, winning the best-of-seven Western Conference final in six games.

Zach Hyman also scored and Evan Bouchard had a pair of assists for the Oilers, who will face the Florida Panthers in the Stanley Cup series — marking Edmonton’s first appearance in a Cup final since 2006, when it fell in Game 7 to the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Oilers were ousted by the eventual Stanley Cup champion the last two years — in six games in the second round by the Vegas Golden Knights in 2023, and in a 2022 Western Conference final sweep by the Colorado Avalanche.

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