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Western Conference Semi-Finals Game 6: Anaheim Ducks @ Edmonton Oilers

Oilers face do-or-die game 6 back at Rogers Place

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3-2 Series 2-3

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Rogers Place

The opposing view


Patrick Maroon - Connor McDavid - Leon Draisaitl
Milan Lucic - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Jordan Eberle
Drake CaggiulaMark LetestuZack Kassian
Benoit Pouliot - David Desharnais - Anton Slepyshev


Oscar Klefbom - Adam Larsson
Andrej Sekera - Kris Russell
Darnell Nurse - Matthew Benning


Cam Talbot
Laurent Brossoit


If you thought game 4 was a tough one to swallow, losing in the second overtime after a particularly controversial third goal was scored after your goaltender was football tackled didn't provide much relief.  That's exactly what happened late on Friday.  Edmonton went up three goals in the second period only to let it go late in the third when the Ducks roared back for three goals in the last four minutes.  Corey Perry would score for the Ducks in the second overtime, and that was all she wrote.

The Oilers need to win game 6 tonight to keep this series alive.

Let's go to the tape.

The Oilers are saying

That's Oilers captain Connor McDavid after Friday's game 5 loss.


That's a somewhat familiar quote.  It was back in 1994 when the Rangers were down 3-2 in the Conference Finals to the New Jersey Devils when then-Rangers captain Mark Messier declared that they'd win game 6.  Then, they'd win game 7.

They won the Cup that year.

The opponents are saying

That's Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano on the possibility of winning the series tonight.

Have some of this

  • There is no more room for error.  Oilers must do something that that they haven't done since the beginning of this series, and that's win two games.  McLellan is correct here, unless he can swing a deal with the officials in order to make tonight's game worth two.
  • SEKERA STATUS: Oh geez.  If this one's gone for any length of time, the Oilers are gonna be wishing this wasn't the case.  Sekera left Friday night's game after absorbing a hit from Ryan Getzlaf in the third period.  Somewhere, Eric Gryba's ears started ringing.
  • Cam Talbot (6-5, .919 SV% / 2.64 GAA / 2 SO) will get the start tonight for Edmonton, while John Gibson (6-2, .912 SV% / 2.71 GAA) will go for the Ducks.
  • DO OR DIE: Hey, if this is the last game of the year for the Oilers, it's been a blast. Really.  I've enjoyed this year more than the last ten combined.  But it's not the last game of the year for the Oilers. Not yet.  See you all here at 5.