Edmonton Oilers Stun the Florida Panthers; Force Game 7

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Unshakable Belief

The two best words in hockey, “Game Seven,” will take place on Monday night in Sunrise, Florida. The Edmonton Oilers have made a historical comeback, forcing a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Final after being down 3-0. The entire team has been firing on all cylinders, and they secured a dominant 5-1 win in Game 6, even without Connor McDavid scoring a point. This shows the depth of the Oilers’ lineup is real. Although McDavid had exceptional back-to-back 4-point nights in Games 4 and 5, other players like Warren Foegele and Adam Henrique have also consistently contributed. The team’s unwavering belief in themselves has been evident, and they are now aiming to become the second team in NHL history to win the Stanley Cup Final after coming back from a 3-0 series deficit.

Stu-Pendous!

After Games 4 and 5 in the Second Round against Vancouver, when Calvin Pickard took over in goal, Stuart Skinner has been outstanding. He has won all 10 games from Game 4-7 in this playoff run, which is an incredible statistic. As a native of Edmonton, he certainly feels a lot of pressure, but he has been a rock for this team and is a major reason why they have a chance to win the Stanley Cup on Monday night in South Florida.


Was This Offside?

The Edmonton Video Coach deserves a lot of respect for making the call to challenge this, but it somehow went the Oilers’ way. I am still unsure if this was actually offsides, but I trust that the league saw it correctly in the video room. It had to be a matter of inches in the replays, but the Oilers took it!

Post-Game Media Availability

Head Coach Kris Knoblauch says “We’ve surprised a lot of people but I don’t think we’ve surprised anybody in this room” post-game after the Game 6 win on Friday night.

Unreal Penalty Kill

The depth of the Edmonton Oilers has been evident recently, with many 3rd and 4th line players contributing to the penalty kill units. In particular, Connor Brown and Mattias Janmark have excelled in creating scoring opportunities while shorthanded, and they have cashed in three times during this playoff run. The penalty kill unit needs to be prepared for Game 7, as the Florida team will be giving their all to capitalize on any chances they get.

Bedlam at Rogers Place

Henrique Makes Oilers History

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