For the first time since 1991, the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames are set to meet in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Edmonton secured their entrance into the second round with a 2-0 win over the LA Kings on Saturday night, while the Flames punched their ticket with a wild overtime game Sunday evening.
Game one of the series will kick off in Calgary on Wednesday night with a 7:30 p.m. MST puck drop. Game two goes at 8:30 p.m. in Calgary on Friday night, before the series returns to Edmonton.
The Oilers will host game three on Sunday, May 22 with a 6 p.m. MST start, and game four will go at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24.
The teams have met five times previously in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
1983 — Second round, Edmonton won 4-1
1984 — Second round, Edmonton won 4-3
1986 — Second round, Calgary won 4-3
1988 — First round, Edmonton won 4-0
1991 — Division semi-final, Edmonton won 4-3
This year, the two clubs met four times splitting the season series. Both teams won their games on home ice.
They first met on October 16th in Edmonton won 5-2, while game two came down on January 22nd winning 5-3. Down in Calgary, the two teams met on March 7th and March 26th, where the Flames won 3-1 and 9-5, respectively.
The series will surely be filled with emotions between two teams whose rivalry has kicked back up in recent years.
Buckle up, folks. This is about to get fun.