3 Positives For The Edmonton Oilers Heading Into Game 7

After winning 3 straight games against the Florida Panthers the Edmonton Oilers have forced a game 7 in the Stanley Cup Finals.
Edmonton Oilers left wing Zach Hyman (18) celebrates a goal.
Edmonton Oilers left wing Zach Hyman (18) celebrates a goal. / Walter Tychnowicz-USA TODAY Sports
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Now that the Edmonton Oilers have won 3 in a row against the Florida Panthers all they need is one more win and they will win their first cup in over 30 years. While I was remembering the Cup run I wasn’t old enough to realize how important that run was, and now that the Oilers have the chance once more to win the Cup the magnitude of what is going on has reached me in my soul.

While I will be completely heartbroken if the Oilers lose, I will eventually look at this playoff run as a success. Not to mention the 2006 run was a bit of luck that the Oilers made it all the way to the finals, this Oilers team was supposed to be here as lots of analysts picked them at the beginning of the season.

For the Oilers and the Panthers, this ranks among the most important games in their franchise histories. For the Panthers, this would be their first cup and for the Oilers, this would be their first Cup in over 30 years and the first cup for them since they moved rinks and most importantly Connor McDavid’s first cup.

For the Oilers they have all the momentum in the series right now, so all the eyes will be on the Panthers as they look to not blow the 3-0 series lead. That had only been done once before, but it was so long ago that it was done back when the Toronto Maple Leafs won a cup, and that was a really long time ago.

For the Oilers to win this game they will need to keep playing as they have been the last 3 games, on top of that there are also a couple of positives that the Oilers have going for them heading into this game on top of just their regular skill set. I have come up with 3 positives for the Edmonton Oilers heading into game 7