NOW OR NEVER
Game 5 saw the Oilers surrender three goals in the last three minutes en route to a loss in the second overtime. Here’s the line where I usually go over the good parts of the game, but I’m not really feeling it tonight.
The Oilers need to win tonight, and if they do, they’ll need to win Wednesday night. One game at a time. Tonight is game 6.
How To Tune In
Time: 7 PM MDT
TV: Sportsnet (Canada)
Radio: 630 CHED
What To Watch For From The Oilers
Edmonton’s best defenceman will miss tonight’s game, and will miss game 7 in Anaheim (if necessary) due to an injury. Andrej Sekera left game 5 with a suspected knee injury after a hit by Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf. Eric Gryba is
suspected expected to fill in on the third pair. Losing Sekera for any length of time is a huge blow to the Oiler defence, and it’s a fair assumption that the Oilers will really have to count on scoring a buncha goals tonight.
What To Watch For From The Ducks
From Anaheim Calling
That said - the self-belief of this squad has to be a story in itself. Despite the multitude of injuries and roster changes. Despite the lack of discipline for said injuries. Despite the calls that arent made (a wash because this happens to all teams in the playoffs). Despite being down by 3 goals with 3 minutes to go. This team never quits.
Scoring three goals in four minutes helps, too.
This is it. Edmonton needs to win game 6 in order to see the light of day tomorrow. The Oilers are 0-2 at home against the Ducks so far, and they could use a win so we can do all of this again on Wednesday night.