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Oilers beat Habs in OT, and MORE!

Edmonton Oilers v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

Morning, folks!

We’ll keep it brief this morning, mostly because there isn’t too much to talk about heading into what should be a long as hell week in which the Oilers won’t play a (meaningful) game.

The Oilers won a nothing game yesterday with basically their full lineup against a Canadiens team content to sit a handful of their ‘top’ guys for their final game of the year. The intensity was, to put it kindly, lacking.

At least we’ve got a start time for the Oilers’ final regular season game — a 1:30pm (!!!) start this Saturday — but that game is about as meaningless as most of Tyson Barrie’s second assists.

Word on the street is Dave Tippett won’t be sitting Connor McDavid or Leon Draisaitl, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Evan Bouchard not suit up.

Hope not.


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Episode 10 - “What’s the deal with airplanes as food?”

(Because the Oilers are going to feast on the Jets.)

A jam-packed show featuring some discussion on Connor McDavid’s 100 in 53 accomplishment and why he is an absolute lock for the Hart this year. The crew also reflects on the (500+ point) career of Leon Draisaitl and ponders the latest rumours regarding Adam Larsson’s next contract.

Stick around for the second half of the show as they discuss the absolute domination that the Edmonton Oil Kings accomplished in the WHL this season. Shona has her scouting reports on top prospects Sebastian Cossa and Dylan Guenther.


Oilers Sweep Canadiens with 4-3 OT Win (Copper and Blue)

GAME THREAD: Game 55/56 Edmonton Oilers @ Montréal Canadiens (Copper and Blue)

Hot Links: Wednesday, May 12 (Copper and Blue)

It’s Official: Oilers Will Face Jets In Round 1 (Copper and Blue)


Edmonton Oilers 4 – Montreal Canadiens 3 — The Day After: Say Goodbye To The Road Trips… (ON)

Dave Tippett Won’t Sit Draisaitl And McDavid In Meaningless Final Game (ES)

Oilers Continue To Check Off Boxes As Regular Season Comes To An End (SN)

Dominik Kahun, Expecting To Sit, Wins It For Oilers In OT (ES)

The NHL’s All-Canadian Playoff Matchups Both Look Exciting (CBC)

Ranking NHL’s Five Most Productive Power-Play Units (SN)


Stanley Cup tiers: Anonymous exec, coach, scout and player rate every playoff team (TA)

‘I don’t want him forgotten’: Derek Boogaard’s family opens up, 10 years after his death (TA)

Fifteen years, 3 Stanley Cups and a brotherhood: Inside Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin’s powerful, quiet friendship (TA)