If Edmonton wins, it would be second team in NHL history to come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a championship.

The Edmonton Oilers defeated the Florida Panthers 5-1 on Friday, forcing a winner-take-all Game 7 for the Stanley Cup.

Friday’s loss marks the Panthers’ third consecutive defeat, setting up a potential historic collapse. Only one team in NHL history, the Toronto Maple Leafs, has ever overcome a 3-0 deficit to win the championship, which they achieved 82 years ago.

Game 6 contrasted sharply with Florida’s initial three victories, where they scored a combined 11 goals. Edmonton kept Florida scoreless until early in the third period, when Aleksander Barkov made the Panthers’ only goal, bringing the score to 1-3.

Warren Foegele, Adam Henrique, and Zach Hyman scored the first three goals for the Oilers. Ryan McLeod and Darnell Nurse sealed the game with two empty-net goals. Goalie Stuart Skinner had 19 saves, thwarting Florida’s late efforts.

A win by Edmonton in Game 7 would not only make history but also end Canada’s 31-year Stanley Cup drought. The last Canadian team to win was the 1992-93 Montreal Canadiens.

Edmonton mayor Amarjeet Sohi emphasized the significance, telling NBC News, “Hockey in Canada is king and queen.”

Oilers superstar Connor McDavid, despite having no goals or assists in Game 6, has 11 points in this Stanley Cup Final, just two behind Wayne Gretzky’s record of 13 points set in 1988.

Game 7 is scheduled for 8 p.m. Monday at Amerant Bank Arena in Sunrise, Florida.