Our heroes managed to come all the way back last night and get the Toronto off their back, erasing a small third period deficit to win in overtime.
Sure, the donated point isn’t great, but getting that second point still has value and getting over the hump that has been the Leafs soundly outplaying them for what feels like 14 of the last 15 periods does too.
Another curious night in which Caleb Jones can’t find a role but William Lagesson — who I’d like to think we can all agree is struggling and quite obviously not as good by now — seems like a lock.
Tippett seems content to merely survive the non McDavid minutes and it just doesn’t make any goddamn sense to me. Even if it worked last night, it’s a game they lose more often than not.
The b’ys are back at it tonight for one of their three make-up games with Montreal. The Canadiens haven’t done anything in a long time, I believe their first practice since this all went down was yesterday. Might be an opportunity for the Oilers to smash and grab a quick 2 points against a rusty Habs group on their way back home.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Episode IV: A Blue Nope
In which Preston, Shona and Corey talk about the week that was(n’t), Taylor Hall, the Bakersfield Condors line of Tyler Benson, Ryan McLeod, and Cooper Marody, the WHL’s Edmonton Oil Kings and their hot start to the year, and the 2021 Isobel Cup Champion Boston Pride!
Game Recap: Edmonton 3, Toronto 2 (OT) (Copper and Blue)
Weekly Game Odds Forecast Mar 29-April 4 (Copper and Blue)
Copper & Blue Podcast: EP. 4 (Copper and Blue)
Hot Links: Monday, March 29 (Copper and Blue)
The Day After: Oilers Play Comeback Kids To Snag OT Win (ON)
Win In Toronto Sets Oilers Up Well For Stretch Drive (ES)
Oilers’ Nurse Rounding Into Top Defenceman Organization Dreamed Of On Draft Day (CBC)
Darnell Nurse Has Prescription For Oilers Overtime Winner (ES)
Oilers Cap Season Series Against Maple Leafs With OT Victory (CBC)
The Maple Leafs And Oilers Level Up For The Next Gen Game (SN)
Oilers Prospect Update: Cracknell A Cold One (ON)
31 Thoughts: Aaron Ekblad Injury A Massive Blow To Panthers (SN)
Is Canadian sports talk radio dying? Bell, Rogers and the future of a changing industry (TA)