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Re: Five Game Winning Streaks

Headed to the worlds, he is. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE

A five game winning streak.

This team is on a five game winning streak. They’ve made enough noise over the last five games to push them into legitimate contention for a playoff spot. Please note, gentle reader, that ‘legitimate’ playoff contention is very much different than
‘the team needs to go 22-6-3 to have a 50% shot at eighth”. There are twelve games remaining in the season, and if the Oilers can do a little better than .500, they’ve got a serious chance at getting to the promised land for the first time in seven years.

Last game saw the young Oilers score eight times.  Eight times!  I know it was against a depleted Calgary team, but what an event.  Everything clicked.  It wasn’t one of the affairs that saw the Oilers score four goals in five shots to start, only to stink up the toilet in the second and third periods.  It was one of the best games of the season, and it’s looking like things are finally falling together.  Hell, the team has ten points in their last five games, something’s going right.

This brings me to tonight.

The Oilers are in Vancouver to take on the Canucks.  They’re looking to make it six games in a row.  Krueger is going with Khabibulin, which puzzles me.  I don’t know how you’re going to do it again, but win.

Just win.  Win one more time.  We’ll worry about the next eleven games after this one.  It’s April, and Oiler fans can look towards the end of season with anticipation not for the draft, but for a chance at the second season.

Just win.  Win tonight.

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