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Do Or Die: Game 6 Game Thread

The season is on the line as the Oilers return to Rogers Place to face the Ducks in Game 6

Anaheim Ducks v Edmonton Oilers - Game Four
It’s now or never.
Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images



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)

NBCSN (Stream in USA w/ provider access)

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.

Final Thought

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.