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Edmonton Oilers eliminate Calgary Flames in Game 5 to advance to Western Conference finals

Edmonton captain Connor McDavid scored at 5:03 of overtime, bringing the Oilers to victory over the Calgary Flames 5-4 on Thursday night in Game 5 of the second-round playoff series, and advancing them to the Western Conference finals.

Zach Hyman had a goal and two assists and Darnell Nurse, Jesse Puljujarvi and Evan Bouchard each also scored for the Oilers. Mike Smith made 32 saves, helping Edmonton claim the first postseason Battle of Alberta in 31 years.

The Oilers will face either the Colorado Avalanche or St. Louis Blues in their first conference final appearance since 2006. Colorado leads that series 3-2, with Game 6 set for Friday in St. Louis.

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