Stanley Cup Final Game 6: Edmonton Oilers 5, Florida Panthers 1

There will be a Game 7.

The Edmonton Oilers once again staved off elimination with a 5-1 win over the Florida Panthers in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Friday at Edmonton’s Rogers Place.

Warren Foegele, Adam Henrique and Zach Hyman scored for Edmonton to give the Oilers a 3-0 lead through two periods.

Aleksander Barkov scored early in the third period for Florida, but Edmonton sealed the game with a pair of empty-netters.

Edmonton seals it with two empty netters

Ryan McLeod and Darnell Nurse each scored an empty-net goal within a span of 12 seconds to give the Oilers a 5-1 lead with about three minutes left.

Barkov scores — for real this time

The Panthers broke up their shutout 1:28 into the third period when Aleksander Barkov went through the Oilers’ defense with ease and beat Stuart Skinner up close.

It’s 3-0 Edmonton

Zach Hyman extended Edmonton’s lead to 3-0 with 1:40 left in the second period.

A Gustav Forsling blocked shot landed on his stick, and he turned that into a breakaway and a backhanded shot that beat Sergei Bobrovsky.

Panthers respond immediately — except not really

Ten seconds after Edmonton scored, Aleksander Barkov scored to put the Panthers within 2-1 but the goal was called off after Edmonton successfully challenged that the play was offside.

It’s still 2-0 Edmonton.

Oilers strike early in second

Adam Henrique put the Oilers up 2-0 46 seconds into the second period when he and Mattias Janmark had a two-on-one rush down the ice.

Panthers flat in first period

Florida trails Edmonton 1-0 after one period and the game really hasn’t even been that close.

The Oilers have an 11-2 edge in shots on goal over the Panthers — with defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson having both of Florida’s shots that made it to Edmonton goaltender Stuart Skinner.

This is far from what Florida wants or needs as it once again attempts to wrap up this series.

Edmonton strikes first

The Oilers took a 1-0 lead 7:27 into regulation when Warren Foegele beat Sergei Bobrovsky on a feed from Leon Draisaitl.

The Oilers have now scored first in four of six games this series. They won two of the first three in which they opened scoring.

Series schedule and recaps

Game 1: Panthers star goaltender and Vezina Trophy finalist Sergei Bobrobsky put up arguably his best performance of the playoffs, stopped all 32 shots he faced in a 3-0 win for his second shutout of these Stanley Cup playoffs.

It’s the first shutout in Game 1 of a Stanley Cup Final since Roberto Luongo turned aside all 36 shots he faced in the 2011 Cup Final-opener for the Vancouver Canucks against the Boston Bruins.

Carter Verhaeghe, Evan Rodrigues and Eetu Luostarinen scored for Florida to give Bobrovsky all the cushion he needed.

Game 2: The Panthers rallied from an early deficit to beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 and take a 2-0 series lead in the Stanley Cup Final.

Niko Mikkola tied the game in the second period and Evan Rodrigues scored twice in the third to give Florida a lead it wouldn’t relinquish. Aaron Ekblad capped scoring with an empty-net goal.

Sergei Bobrovsky stopped the final 18 shots he faced.

Game 3: Florida withstood a late Edmonton rally to win Game 3 4-3 on Thrusday at Edmonton’s Rogers Place to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the series.

Aleksander Barkov and Sam Reinhart each had a goal and an assist. Vladimir Tarasenko and Sam Bennett also scored, while Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 32 of 35 shots he faced.

Game 4:The Edmonton Oilers blew out the Panthers 8-1 on Saturday in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, dashing Florida’s first chance to wrap up the series.

Connor McDavid had four points (one goal, three assists), Dylan Holloway had two goals and an assist, and Leon Draisaitl, Zach Hyman and Mattias Janmark all had two points apiece.

Game 5: For a second consecutive game, the Florida Panthers failed to close out the Stanley Cup Final.

A three-goal deficit was too much to overcome despite a furious rally as Florida fell 5-3 to the Edmonton Oilers in Game 5 on Tuesday.

Florida still leads the best-of-7 series 3-2 but the series now shifts back to Edmonton, with Game 6 set for 8 p.m. Friday.

Connor McDavid was involved in each of Edmonton’s final four goals, scoring twice and dishing out a pair of assists, to bring his point total for the playoffs to 42 (eight goals, 34 assists).

Matthew Tkachuk and Evan Rodrigues each had a goal and an assist for Florida. Oliver Ekman-Larsson also scored for the Panthers.

Game 6: Tonight

Game 7 (if necessary): Monday, June 24, Sunrise’s Amerant Bank Arena, 8 p.m., ABC, ESPN+

Pregame Panthers reading

Need to catch up ahead of Game 6? Here are the highlights of the Miami Herald’s coverage over the past few days.

After back-to-back losses, Panthers’ Cup Final goal clear as ever: ‘Just got to win one game’

How the Panthers kept things in perspective heading into Game 6 of Stanley Cup Final

With another chance to clinch, Panthers would be wise to follow Tkachuk’s example from Game 5

How Evan Rodrigues’ versatility has given Panthers a ‘spark’ throughout Stanley Cup Final

More lineup changes coming for Panthers in Game 6, including a swap on the power play