Watch NHL Round 2 Game 6 Online, Team News

Rufina Vignone
Mag 19, 2017

The Oilers scored five goals in the first period, one shy of their playoff record for most goals in a period.

That, or they live Groundhog Day all over again.

Remember, Nashville is still 7-2 in its last nine games and boasts a plethora of standout scorers to threaten anyone left in the postseason. Now the action moves back to Anaheim's Honda Center and the Ducks are hoping for a home win to go ahead in the series.

2013: Ducks blow a 3-2 series lead and lose Game 7 at home to Detroit. The Ducks led each of those series 3-2 before back-to-back losses ended their seasons. Ryan Getzlaf leads Anaheim with eight goals, Jakob Silfverberg has four assists and Rickard Rakell has 28 shots on goal. "It is what it is". It doesn't really matter what the situation is. When the call for the review came from the league (as it always does in the final minute) the same official who called it "Your own damn fault" in the first place got the chance to confirm the damned faultness of the Oiler defender on a tiny iPad.

While the Oilers can't be any more excited about the opportunity they've played themselves into, the Ducks are left to put on a courageous face for a game they never wanted.

"Well, (that game felt) a little different", he said. "Sorry. I just don't care".

The Edmonton Oilers need a victory here if they're going to force a game seven on Wednesday.

Instead, they dressed Mark Gryba and farmhand Griffin Reinhart, who assisted on Kassian's all-alone goal in his second-ever playoff game, and never missed a beat. Just like Charlie Brown definitely wanted to hit that field goal. I'm not going to sit here and say that our goaltending was where it needed to be but our other side of our game wasn't where it needed to be. "All the way up to midget I played defence", said Maroon. "We feel like we're the better team, we feel like we've had a lot of opportunities". "When he starts playing like he can, I think our whole team just follows suit".

So they aren't afraid of no ghosts?

The game was so lopsided that John Gibson, the Anaheim netminder, was yanked after giving up three goals on six shots early in the game. But Carlyle has seen how momentum can be captured on a new day. "Even the guys who've won in the past, they're not looking back, they want to win now".

A fifth trip through that Groundhog Day scenario looms Wednesday due to their miserable performance in a 7-1 loss at Edmonton on Sunday. That doesn't mean St. Louis lacks the winning formula, because it was on full display Friday night.

"We've got the ingredients in this room to get the results we need", said Letestu. And our lines are constructed that we can keep (McDavid and Draisaitl) together or play them apart. Coach Mike Yeo has hinted at changing up his power-play combinations after being pleased with his Blues' effort despite losing Game 4.

The Nashville Predators face a historic moment. We should enjoy it.

"A first period like that, you give yourself such a big lead, and I thought all four lines were very risky tonight", Draisaitl said.

They are sure of what to expect from Edmonton.

Anaheim Ducks' Hampus Lindholm (47) and Edmonton Oilers' Milan Lucic (27) battle for the puck during the second period in Game six of a second-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in Edmonton, Alberta, Sunday, May 7, 2017. Anaheim fans know all too well that a three-two series lead has been a death sentence for the team, with the evidence well documented.

As he sat on the bench staring glumly, Connor McDavid came up behind him, gave him a pat and said, "Come on, let's go". "This was as bad a loss circumstances-wise as we've had, but the guys were able to bury and park it".

Only it was ball caps littering the ice, not plush toys which took the ice crew five minutes to clear away.

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