Monday, June 12, 2006

Oh oh

Two stories in this series.

Cam Ward.

Oilers' PP.

The young goalie had been excellent and if the Canes win one more game he has to be the Conn Smythe winner.

Oilers PP - 1 for, what 27, now. 0 for 4 in 2 man advantages. Carolina PK is good. But when you aren't even getting shots on a 5 on 3 ....

Will Craig Simpson still have his job next year? Probably. But if the Oilers score one more PP goal each game, where are they now?

Happy for Jussi - terrific game, did everything he could to get his team the win. After a tough year he's got two great games under his belt - gave his team a chance to win each game.

Some are going to hack on Torres - sure it was a dumb penalty. Some will get on Pronger for the giveaway on the winner. Without Pronger this team isn't even close to where they are.

But it comes back to the PP. And Cam Ward.

They gave it all they've got. They won't fold them up on Wednesday. But the mountain got a lot higher tonight.

Great end to the CBC telecast. No commentary. The Oil file off the ice as the full house chants "LETS GO OILERS!"

Lets go indeed.


d-lee said...

Jussi played a spectacular game. High marks to him.

I really liked seeing the Rexall crowd cheer on their team even after the game. I wouldn't be surprised, though, to see them back up there for game 6. I hope not, but it wouldn't surprise me.

d-lee said...

The rest of the league needs to take notice of how awesome the Oilers crowd is. The way they respectfully sing BOTH anthems. The way they vigorously cheer their team non-stop.
Of course there's always a chucklehead in every rink that throws a bouncy ball, or a towel, or car keys, or whatever on the ice. Those are obviously exceptions to the rule.

Andy said...

d-lee, since I hae to register to get on your site, I'll say it here. You canes fans are as bad as sabre fans.

Black Dog Hates Skunks said...

d-lee - yep, the Rexall crowd has been amazing through these playoffs; another great moment was in game 3 against the Wings. The Wings scored twice in the third to tie it up - the tying goal had just been fished out of the net when the Lets Go Oilers chant started

They are a tough crowd too - if it was a regular season the PP would be getting booed pretty strongly I think but they have been tremendous through these playoffs, start to finish.

The Acid Queen said...

You canes fans are as bad as sabre fans.

And I'm the King of Siam.

Black Dog Hates Skunks said...

I thought you were the Queen of Salem?