Chris the Intern
April 06 2016 08:26PM
The Edmonton Oilers couldn't have finished this last game in Rexall Place any better. In the traditional Oiler way, they didn't get their first shot on net until ten minutes in. Six goals later, the Oilers gave the fans something to be proud of and smile about walking out of Rexall Place forever. Final Score: 6-2.
April 06 2016 01:08PM
Tonight will be the Edmonton Oilers 1,429th (they had two neutral site games listed as home games) and final NHL regular season home game at the originally named Edmonton Coliseum, then Northlands Coliseum, then SkyReach Centre and now Rexall Place. It was also home to 129 playoff games.
The Oilers lost their first home playoff game on April 11th, 1980 when Ken Linseman scored in overtime to give the Philadelphia Flyers a three-game series sweep, but they won their final home playoff game defeating Carolina 4-0 on June 17th, 2006.
The first game at the Edmonton Coliseum ended in a 3-3 tie versus the Detroit Red Wings on October 13th, 1979, and tonight the Oilers hope to give their fans one final victory before they close down the old barn and move to a swanky, state-of-the-art arena this fall.
The rink is old, the lighting is the worst in the NHL and it is time to say goodbye, but it was a special place for many years.
April 06 2016 07:00AM
With the last ever game at Rexall Place coming up in a few hours I figured that today would be the perfect time to launch a new contest to commemorate the good times that you've had at the old barn. My friends, it's time to start digging through those old photo albums because this is a picture contest.
Chris the Intern
April 05 2016 04:30PM
Is there anyone else that can get injured in this last week? Unfortunately, my wish from last week's injury report of the remainder of the team getting injured just for funzies didn't come true. What we learned is that when you want the Oilers to be injured, and nothing is on the line, injuries don't happen. When we are still in a playoff push and everything matters, we need to order foam rollers and arm braces in bulk from Costco.
April 05 2016 02:21PM
I’ve got to admit, Rexall Place never felt like home to me. It didn’t the first time I walked into it back in 1989. It won’t the last time I walk out of it and it didn’t in the 27 years in between. Great memories? Sure. Moments I’ll never forget? Absolutely. But I always felt like a guest. A visitor.