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Oilers Top Kings, Clinch a Playoff Spot

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Playoffs. No really, playoffs.

NHL: Los Angeles Kings at Edmonton Oilers Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

On April 3, 2009 at 12:44PM the Copper and Blue went live on SB Nation. In the 2,916 days since then the Oilers have played a total of 620 games, compiling a record of 231-312-34-43, and not once has one of the many writers who have filled this site with their thoughts over the last eight seasons ever typed these simple words: Tonight the Edmonton Oilers clinched a playoff spot. Yeah, it still sounds weird to say out loud.

I’m not going to waste your time by breaking down the game in detail. You probably don’t care and I absolutely don’t care. So here’s the quick version instead. Connor McDavid scored a lucky goal, er ... I mean a highlight reel goal. Eric Gryba scored his second of the season mere minutes after I mocked him for looking like a pylon because of course he did. And the Oilers had two goals call back; one that I can sort of understand and one that makes zero sense. Oh, and Jarome Iginla scored what was probably his 182nd career goal against the Oilers.

Now back to what matters: The Oilers are in the playoffs. The Oilers are in the playoffs. The Oilers are in the playoffs. The Oilers are in the playoffs. The Oilers are in the playoffs. The Oilers are in the playoffs. The Oilers are in the playoffs. The Oilers are in the playoffs. The Oilers are in the playoffs. The Oilers are in the playoffs. The Oilers are in the playoffs. The Oilers are in the playoffs. The Oilers are in the playoffs. The Oilers are in the playoffs.

Enjoy it, folks. After the last ten years, we deserve it.