The Morning After Blog: McMagic

Suck it all the way, Florida. You floundering imbeciles. You come into my kitchen and you’re absolutely getting served a four course dish of karma, with a side order of give me my jerseys.

1st Period

Career point number 100 coming right up!

Former Oil Kings’ captain Mark Pysyk tried to defend el Connor but ended up in the Mezzanine Club instead.

BROMANCE!

Find someone who looks at you the way Connor looked at Kass after career point numero cien.

Career point number 101 coming right up!

On an intentional off the skate feed by messiah, power play wizard Mark Letestu was able to pot his ninth of the year. Mark Letestu has an outside shot at 20. The Connor effect.

Florida added a late one on a ridiculous shot by Vincent Trocheck. Dude has 10 points in his last six games so if for some psychotic reason he’s on your waiver wire, pick his Steel City ass up.

2-1 Oilers

2nd Period

It wasn’t a great period for the boys. We only mustered six shots on a treacherously awful goaltender, against a team that played the night before. Imaginary person Michael Sgarbossa scored another late period goal for the Cats. All square after two.

3rd Period

Greg McKegg (who are these people?) scored ANOTHER late period goal for the Panthers. But I was okay with that, because it teed up one of the most exciting finishes to a hockey game we’ve seen in years.

Allow me to reintroduce myself:

TAKE THAT MONKEY AND LAUNCH HIM TO PLUTO!!

YOU’RE GODDAMN RIGHT!

You just knew Mr. Big Goal wouldn’t break that streak with something silly like an empty netter. Nuh-uh. No way Jose Reyes. Of course it was massive. With the Sharks winning, and the Kings losing, this was a must win for the Oilers to not only maintain pace with the kings of the PAC, but a massive opportunity to lengthen the gap ahead of Calgary and LA. But there was still work to be done…

Overtime

McMagic:

Holy effing fuck.

I mean…I don’t even know what to tell you anymore. That was criminal. Point number 100 for Leon. Point number 102 for Connor. Points number 56 and 57 for the Oilers.

4-3 for the boys

Final Thoughts

We might have to find a new name for the Silent Jungle. The barn was ROCKING last night. I could still hear people screaming ‘Let’s Go Oilers!’ on 104th from my apartment a solid hour after the game ended. People chanting ‘Let’s Go Oilers!’ on the streets. In the middle of January. On a mother fucking Wednesday. Oilers hockey is back babaaaaaaaay.

We now have 25 wins. For those keeping score at home, that’s one more win than we had in the entire 1 B.C. season.

James Reimer out there casually proving that even when you stop McDavid, he’s still going to score on you.

That was el Connor’s first goal of 2017. He has 10 assists. Pulled himself a comfortable four points ahead of Sid the Adult for the league lead.

I’ll be the one that says it: The last 10 years were worth it if it means this is what we get to see for the next 20.

Hottest Tweet of the Night

This made me laugh:

If the game were a song…

The Sweetness‘ – Jimmy Eat World

MOP

Okay:

GGG

Kass was all smiles after that one, and deservedly so. He’s your GGG.

WE’RE ROLLING, EDMONTON!!

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