How the Oilers blew out the Panthers to avoid a Stanley Cup sweep: 5 takeaways

Florida Panthers center Eetu Luostarinen (27) and Edmonton Oilers defenseman Mattias Ekholm (14) collides during the third period in game four of the 2024 Stanley Cup Final Saturday, at Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta, CAN. (Sergei Belski/USA TODAY Sports)

EDMONTON — Two days after Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid channeled his inner Yogi Berra by asking fans to stick with the team because “it’s not over ’til it’s over,” Edmonton staved off elimination and a Stanley Cup Final sweep Saturday night by pounding the Florida Panthers 8-1 at an electric Rogers Place.