Edmonton Oilers: 1
Philadelphia Flyers: 0
Incredibly, two wins in a row for the Oilers. They did it tonight by playing an incredibly disciplined defensive game, and capitalizing on a power play with less than 20 seconds left. Great goaltending didn’t hurt either.
I had an spectacularly long blow-by-blow post all set to go, but apparently I clicked the wrong button and Microsoft Word ate the entire thing. With eight minutes left in the game. I thought my head would explode.
Oilers Three Stars
1. Jeff Deslauriers. Incredible game for the young goaltender. The Oilers did a good job of limiting shots against, but even so Deslauriers looked a lot better than he has in the none-too-distant past.
2. Sam Gagner. Gagner played well, again, and set up Ryan Potulny’s game winner in the dying moments of the game. He also drew the penalty that put the Oilers on that power play.
3. Ryan Potulny. Potulny was having a fine game on the Oilers’ penalty kill, and he had a couple of very heady moves in the middle frame, but all that must pail in comparison to scoring the winning goal against his old team.