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
"It sucks, but we'll be back here Wednesday"Source
That's Oilers captain Connor McDavid after Friday's game 5 loss.
SHADES OF MESSIER
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
"This is an opportunity for us to take the next step...It's not going to be easy."
That's Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano on the possibility of winning the series tonight.
Have some of this
"We don't have to win two games tomorrow, we just have to win one." Coach McLellan on message to his #Oilers players ahead of Game 6— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) May 6, 2017