Draisaitl powers Oilers to blowout win

Friday, 19 May, 2017

Although that probably won't be necessary. In game 1 the Oilers still won despite blowing a two goal lead.

But they will be reminded of it every second of every day.

Whatever happens in Game 7 against Anaheim, the lost decade where young players came to Edmonton and learned how to lose is a thing of the past. Now the action moves back to Anaheim's Honda Center and the Ducks are hoping for a home win to go ahead in the series.

When trailing a best-of-seven series 3-2, the Oilers now have a record of 5-3 in Game 6s, and an overall series record of 2-5.

Anaheim won its third straight in the series with a 4-3 OT victory at home on Friday. The Ducks led each of those series 3-2 before back-to-back losses ended their seasons.

Ryan Getzlaf, meanwhile, keeps producing for the Ducks. "It is what it is".

"Wherever we go, the Oilers will always be number one". It doesn't matter what the scoreboard says, in the playoffs, a loss is a loss and it doesn't really matter. The Oilers don't always get it right for entire games but they were in control on Friday until they became worn down physically and couldn't fend off the more experienced Ducks.

Letestu put a one-timer over Bernier's right pad for a power-play goal at 18:45 of the first period.

"(Ovechkin has) got to respond this next game and be a difference maker for us", Trotz said. "Sorry. I just don't care".

"It's obviously disappointing to come back down 3-2, but we have a good chance tonight to win game six". I do believe that the Ducks are being favored by the officials, but that's not a conspiracy so much as it is the fact that the Ducks are a "Veteran Club" who are getting the benefit of the calls, as per standard National Hockey League operating procedure. Just like Charlie Brown definitely wanted to hit that field goal. "That was a Game 7", he said.

In my work as a beat writer covering the Toronto Maple Leafs for eight years, your trusty correspondent saw this phenomenon work the other way many times under the late Pat Quinn.

"I think having gone through this I'd like to think I'm pretty aware of my body at this point", Crosby said. "We feel like we're the better team, we feel like we've had a lot of opportunities".

So they aren't afraid of no ghosts? He was hooked on an odd-man rush, causing him to fan on the shot as the puck snuck through the five hole of Anaheim goaltender John Gibson. "Each day is a new day". "We're going into a building where we've had success before, we're comfortable playing there".

Game 7 is set for next Wednesday. Can it still be the thrill it was when they played it on darkened streets with road hockey nets? Correctly, Rule 78.7 (ii) says that a "goal on the ice should have been allowed because (ii) the attacking Player was pushed, shoved or fouled by a defending Player causing the attacking Player to come into contact with the goalkeeper".

The Nashville Predators advanced to the Western Conference Final after beating the St. Louis Blues 3-1 Sunday. We should enjoy it. Give me Edmonton to get the victory here.

"We know what's at stake". Twelve Edmonton players made the scoresheet - and oddly enough, McDavid was not among them.

In the NHL's 100-year history, never before has a team rallied from a 3-0 deficit with less than four minutes remaining in a playoff game to win - ironically erasing the previous victor from the playoff ledgers: The night of April 20, 1997 when Kelly Buchberger's OT victor capped Edmonton's late comeback from being down 3-0 against Dallas. The Oilers had a 3-0 lead 8:25 into the game.

"Interference? You're asking the wrong guy", he said, according to the Sun. We pick and choose based on the opponent, the situation. They were thrilled when Drake Caggiula, a 5-foot-9 centre, dropped his gloves to take on the gritty Kesler.