Afternoon After Blog: Game Seven, Here We Come
What a night. What a god damn night in Edmonton. No Sekera, no Kelfbom… no problem. That barn was ROCKING, and with a win on Wednesday, the Oil will be back with home ice advantage in the Western Conference Finals. Have a year, Oilers fans.
The goals were fast and furious. Just 2:45 into the game, the crowd exploded courtesy of Leon, and the beers didn’t stop flowing all night:
HOLY SHIT!!!! 3-0 Oilers 8 minutes into the game! See you on Wednesday, Gibson! With Bernier in the net for the Ducks, absolutely nothing changed… Mark Letestu chipped one up over his shoulder to make it 4-0… and then it was Letestu again, this time on the PP:
5-0 after one! See you on Wednesday, BABAY!!
Aaaaaand the Oilers picked up right where they left off as it was officially Tony Time at the Rog:
Anaheim broke the shutout a few minutes later, but after Ryan Kesler took a classic Kesler penalty by going after McDavid, Leon made him pay once again:
The extra point is good!
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) May 8, 2017
Juuuuust a bit loud in the Glass jungle after that one.
7-1 after 40 minutes.
Paging Papa Looch…
YOU’RE GODDAMN RIGHT!!! An absolute statement win by the Oil. Game seven coming up.
Final score: 7-1.
What a fucking night in Edmonton. After getting robbed of a game 5 win with 15 seconds left, and coughing up a three goal lead in the final 3 minutes, nobody knew what to expect from the Oil in game 6. Turns out, we should have expected an absolute curb stomping of the Ducks. Honestly beat them right out of the rink. Hung a touchdown, Gryba smashed Cogliano’s nose, then Cogliano got beat up by the Drake, and finally, Milan Lucic decided to have a word with Mr. Kesler. Oilers forever. Is it Wednesday yet??
Leon Draisaitl. Good hockey player. Thank god Buffalo took Reinhart instead of Leon 2nd in 2014, otherwise it’s likely we’d be having to watch that scrub Sam Bennett play on our team every night instead of the German Gretzky. Splitting him and McDavid up has changed the series. Drai is now up to 16 points in the playoffs with absolutely no sign of slowing down.
Hey, Jon Gibson…. even Martin Jones thinks your 5-hole stinks!
That was Lucic’s best game of the playoffs, He was playing pissed off all night, and the Ducks wanted no part of it. The only challenger he had was Josh Manson trying to hog tie him from behind, and Looch still ended up on top of him giving him the business. Peter Chiarelli has built one mean hockey team I’ll tell you that for free.
Zack Kassian cellying with the crowd was an unreal highlight:
How ready is he to sign that extension?
Edmonton loves the Oilers so much. And the fun hasn’t even begun. If they can grab game 7 on Wednesday, this city will officially explode. You think these guys know how much this team means to the city yet or what?
good lord.. pic.twitter.com/rbtdUQDkju
— Alex Stuart (@alexfromthecity) May 8, 2017
Hottest Tweet of the Night
— Kellen (@kellenchubak) May 8, 2017
Hey Kellen, thanks for reminding us the Oil missed the playoffs for a decade. We had no idea. Also, thanks for reminding us the series should be over already, guess we’ll just have to finish it off on Wednesday.
If the Game Was a Song
The swiss army knife himself, with his second two goal game of the series. Have a series, Mark Letestu.
Like I even had to say….