It’s official ladies and gentlemen: The Hockey Gods have answered the prayers of many fans across the league.
If we don't get Battle of Alberta in Round 2 I am going to become the joker
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) May 15, 2022
As Oilersnation, we already know that the Battle of Alberta is crazy in the regular season but now some of us are about to see what this rivalry brings in the playoffs for the first time in our lives!
Side note: I wasn’t born yet the last time these two teams played in the playoffs. This is going to be EPIC.
Battle of Alberta.
First time since 1991.
— Jack Michaels (@EdmontonJack) May 16, 2022
— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) May 16, 2022
for the first time since 1991, the edmonton oilers and calgary flames will meet in the stanley cup playoffs.
there were 27 roughing calls and just one official fight in that seven game series — this famous one between dave brown and jim kyte. pic.twitter.com/JialDB16HN
— zach laing (@zjlaing) May 16, 2022
I mean who wouldn’t want the Battle of Alberta in the playoffs when there’s a potential for more moments like this:
If the Calgary wins, this better happen again in the Battle of Alberta pic.twitter.com/3DO4qxshjD
— sam 🏳️🌈 (@junkityy) May 15, 2022
Okay, so I know a “real” Oilers fan would never cheer for the Flames. However, I have to selfishly admit that I was praying that Calgary would beat Dallas so I could witness the chaos of these two teams meeting in the second round.
It turns out that I wasn’t the only one thinking this way! It’s safe to say the Twittersphere blew up once Johnny Gaudreau netted the OT winner for the Flames and we all knew what was coming next.
Here are some of my favourite tweets!
Pump the Battle of Alberta straight into my veins.
— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) May 16, 2022
With no respect to any other hockey clubs at all…
the Battle of Alberta is superior to any other matchup and the best thing for the NHL.
— Kristen (@notthatkristen) May 16, 2022
Brady Tkachuk vs. Oilers fans will be quite the Battle of Alberta undercard.
— Sean Leahy (@Sean_Leahy) May 16, 2022
I'm excited, but still not mentally prepared at all for this BOA
— Sid (@NHL_Sid) May 16, 2022
And while we’re here, should we be concerned for the province as a whole?
(Oilersnation, please talk to me in the comments! What’s the worst that can happen?!)
the streets need oilers vs flames.
— Tony X (@soIoucity) May 15, 2022
BOA. Bring it on. The province will get very little done in the next two weeks.
— Chris LaBossiere 🌻 🇺🇦 (@ChrisLaBossiere) May 16, 2022
I don’t know how I’m going to physically survive a BOA playoff series.
— Tes B (@tg_bennett) May 16, 2022
The entire city of Red Deer may burn down during this BOA
— x- Patricia Slipp (@Pslipp) May 16, 2022
— Joe (@Northernshark) May 16, 2022
But I think Baggedmilk has the biggest concern of them all:
(If you don’t already follow this guy on Twitter, you’re missing out!)
The worst part about the Battle of Alberta is that I’ll probably have to go back into that dump of an arena they have again.
— x – Baggedmilk, Oily Playoff Boy (@jsbmbaggedmilk) May 16, 2022
Alright Oilersnation, how are we feeling? Tell me your predictions and how you’re preparing for the second round of the playoffs! Sound off in the comments!