Two For Two
If you had the Oilers taking both games 1 and 2 in Anaheim this past week, raise your hands.
Cam Talbot turned aside 39 of 40 shots, while a power play goal by former Duck Patrick Maroon helped lead to Edmonton's second straight victory in two games over the Ducks. Andrej Sekera scored just sixty-five seconds in the first period. Everything is coming up Oilers right now.
The Oilers are taking a 2-0 series lead back to Edmonton this evening for game three of the best of seven. Can the Oilers put a vice-grip on the series with a victory tonight?
Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"Nobody is comfortable, especially against a team like this with some really high-end players. A team with a lot of pride and a coach that's really experienced and players that are really experienced...We can't take any situation lightly. Game 3 is going to be a good game and we'd better be ready to play."Source
That's Oilers forward Milan Lucic on being up 2-0 against a potent Ducks team.
The Oilers have defeated the Ducks two games out of two. That's not too shabby against a team that hadn't lost in regulation since March 10th.
The opponents are saying
"We have a little adversity here...It's going to test our character."
That's Ducks defenceman Josh Manson on being down 0-2 in the series.
Don't count the Ducks out until the Oilers have four games, but they're in a world of hurt right now needing to win four games in the next five. A split will keep them from being eliminated, but they've realistically got to take two games from Edmonton on the road.
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Georges Laraque (@GeorgesLaraque) April 29, 2017