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When Two Overtimes Are Not Enough

Oilers up against wall with Friday’s 4-3 overtime loss

Edmonton Oilers v Anaheim Ducks - Game Five Photo by Harry How/Getty Images


What do you get when the Oilers go up 3-0 in the second period, only to cede three goals in the third period and eventually the game winner in OT?

Angry, Really, angry.

After a scoreless first period, the Edmonton Oilers scored three straight off the sticks of Leon Draisaitl, Connor McDavid and Drake Caggiula. Things looked good, similar to game 5 where the Oilers went up 2-0 after one. Except it was 3-0 after two. There’s no way that the Oilers would give up a three goal lead after two periods of play, is there?

Yeah, about all of that.

A stunning three goal comeback all in about four minutes of the third took place.

This goal would count, and it would cost the Oilers in the second overtime period, when this happened.

Folks are pretty mad at the officiating this morning, they’ve got a gripe against the officiating crew on that third goal. But, leading 56 minutes of a game only to have it collapse on you late in the third is what this game is likely going to be how this one is remembered.


Ugh. Things were all rosy a week ago when the Oilers led the Ducks by a 2-0 margin in the series. Anaheim has now won three straight, and can eliminate the Oilers with a victory tomorrow night at Rogers Place. That’s not going to happen though, right?