When we last came together on Wednesday night, the Edmonton Oilers battled with the Chicago Blackhawks. After finding themselves (the Oilers) down 2-0 in the first, they battle back and won the game in convincing fashion, eliminating the Hawks in three straight games of the best-of-five series. That means the Oilers moved forward from the play-in round and now will face the Dallas Stars in the first round. That Game One starts tonight at 7pm MT right here in this very article!
About 15 minutes prior to game time, the stream will be live here:
How we got here:
In case you missed it, we ran a completely random sim (aside from some tweaking to the sliders to make them more realistic for a 20 minute period sim) and the Edmonton Oilers, valiantly fought hard to make a series of it in the Western Conference Finals before falling to the Dallas Stars in 7 games.
If you would like to check out that recap check here:
Then #NationSims2 began with us playing the Chicago Blackhawks in the play-in round.
Here is a break down of how all the other series went:
When we ran the previous playoff stream, you asked for the ability to pick the jersey matchup each night. We love doing this for you and this will continue, I will just be running the jersey polls the day before a game to get them out there longer, and to get others to tune in as well as you!
— Oilersnation (@OilersnationHQ) May 30, 2020
Since the playoffs started, I have been trying to get you guys to answer a poll that lets some… I mean, I have been happy to do this haha. This time I think I will run a start or sit poll on social.
Look for that on game days.
Today’s is the whole lineup. I just want to see if there are any combos you want.
Ennis – McDavid – Kassian
RNH – NeonLeon – Yam
AA – Sheahan – Archibald
Neal – Haas – Nygard
Klef – Larsson
Nurse – Bear
Jones – Green
Around the Rest of the League:
Heavy schedule for the rest of the league ahead of Game One for the Oilers…
Minnesota vs Colorado
Game One: 1-0 OT MIN
Col: No goals
Winnipeg vs St. Louis
Game One: 2-1 WPG
Wpg: Appleton, Copp
Florida vs Tampa Bay
Game One: 5-2 FLA
Fla: Weegar, Wallmark, Sceviour, Boyle, Hoffman
Tbl: Stephens, Cirelli
Toronto vs Boston
Game One: 4-2 BOS
Bos: McAvoy, Marchand, Grzelcyk, Bjork
Tor: Marner, Engvall
Arizona vs Vegas
Game One: 5-4 OT ARI
Ari: Stepan, Stepan, Lyubushkin, Crouse, Stepan
Vgk: Quinney, Karlsson, Reaves, Karlsson
Carolina vs Washington
Game One: TBP
Pittsburgh vs Philadelphia
Game One: TBP
Life After The Playoffs:
The reality is like the first playoffs we had, this fun ride will end. If you want to check out the article I laid out for new ideas from myself and you:
As of right now, the next move will be Olympics 2018 revisited with NHL players, so stay tuned!