Morning After Blog: Big Rig Life

Let’s be honest, you were busy watching the Canada game. I don’t blame you. At least the Oilers made up for Canada’s loss, thanks to the new top line. Let’s go Riggin’.

1st Period

Ahhh, the period everyone actually watched. And it was worth it early on for Oil fans:

Connor to the Big Rig!!!

68 seconds in and the Oilers are out to a 1-0 lead. And his next shift on the ice, he decided it would be a good idea to drop the gloves with Chara…

Shout out to Big Z for not wrecking our Rig. We love him too much to see that happen.

The rest of the period wasn’t pretty.

Colin Miller tied things up just over 7 minutes in. The period finished with the shots 13-8 in favour of the Bruins.

1-1 after 20.

2nd Period

Aaaaand the period that nobody watched.

Patrice Bergeron scored to put Boston ahead just over halfway through the period. You cannot give a guy like him as much time in the slot as the Oilers did. Hence the goal against.

Just went you though the Oilerzz were going to show up, the Big Rig strikes again:

Win a battle in front. Rifle it home. Textbook from the Rig.

2-2 after 40.

3rd Period

I guess Edmonton decided it would be a good idea to dial things up a notch in the third. Led by the one, the only, the NUUUUUUUGGGEEEEEEE:

Grease city. 93 goes hard to the net and gets a lucky bounce. It’s almost as if going to the net works. I wonder if Jordan Eberle took note of that?

The Oil kept stepping on the gas:


Shout out to the bro who threw his hat on the ice. Also love Maroon chirping the B’s bench on his way by. The guy is a goal scorer.

After Eric Gryba and Benoit Pouliot (of course) took penalties, Boston made it 4-3 on the PP with just under three minutes left.

Some intense moments down the stretch, but the Iceman shut the door and Edmonton held on.

Final score: 4-2 for the good guys.

Final Thoughts

It wasn’t the prettiest effort, but that was a much needed win for the Oil. After a couple lousy games against Vancouver and CBJ they needed to grab 2 points in Boston. Mission accomplished.

The Iceman strikes again.


I wonder how many times Chara has been walked around like he was by McDavid for Edmonton’s first goal. Probably less that 10? 97 is too damn good.

The Big Rig! What a trade that has been for Chiarelli. With his three goals on the night, he is now tied for the team lead in goals. Hell yes.


Hottest Tweet of the Night

*drinks bleach*

If the Game Was a Song

“More than a Feeling” by Boston


The first ever back-to-back winner of the MOP and GGG award. Patrick Maroon. I can’t get enough of this guy. You can tell he just loves playing hockey. Loves being around the boys. The type of glue guy that you read about. Congrats to the Rig on his first career hatty!

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