April 06 2011 12:37PM
Beating the President trophy winners twice in four days was great, but tonight is the game the Oilers and their fans should really want to win. Tonight the Oilers have a chance to officially eliminate the Flames from playoff contention. There hasn't been a meaningful game played between these two teams since April 16th, 1991 when Esa Tikkanen scored at the 6:58 mark of overtime in game seven of the Smythe division semi-final.
Since then, the Oilers and Flames have only made the playoffs in the same year once; in 2006. Only one freaking time in 19 NHL seasons have Alberta fans even had a chance at a true Battle of Alberta, so that is why tonight you should take it all in; because it might be another 10 years before these two franchises make the playoffs simultaneously.
April 06 2011 10:42AM
With back-to-back wins over the Vancouver Canucks, I'm guessing the Edmonton Oilers have been romping through the showers in the team bathhouse with more flair than usual in the last four days.
April 05 2011 09:37PM
Entering this season, Devan Dubnyk's career progression could best be described as glacial. As the big man exits the 10-11 regular season it looks like the number one job in Edmonton is his to lose. And there's very little competition in sight.
April 05 2011 09:29PM
Massive props to Danjo1 for finding a copy of the Ghost Ride the Whip video on youtube. The celebrations continue long into the night after this one
April 05 2011 12:23PM
After going 26 games without a goal, Linus Omark has scored in two straight games and in a 4-1 victory over the first place Vancouver Canucks on Saturday, Omark was at his electrifying best. When he is on his game the fourth round pick in 2007 is highly creative, tenacious and dogged on the puck, surprisingly hard to knock off his skates and a risk taker. If Omark plays tonight like he did on Saturday, win or lose, Oiler fans will leave Rexall Place entertained.