Here we go! The NHL playoffs series between the Anaheim Ducks and Edmonton Oilers heads back above the border for Game 6 on May 7. It’s do or die time so don’t miss it when the puck drops around 7:00 PM ET.
While the Nashville Predators versus the St. Louis Blues has been rather lopsided in the Preds’ favor, the series between the Anaheim Ducks and Edmonton Oilers has been incredibly competitive! Now, with elimination knocking on the door, the Oilers hope they’ll get some kind of home ice advantage when they welcome the Ducks to Roger’s Place for Game 6.
Edmonton’s success in this series – and in the 2016-17 NHL season – can be chalked up to Cam Talbot. The 29-year-old goalie spent two seasons with the New York Rangers, laying second fiddle to Henrik Lundqvist, 35. He was given a chance to shine when Oilers general manger Peter Chiarelli negotiated a trade in June 2015, exchanging three draft picks for the goalie. The deal was well worth it, as Cam has led all goaltenders this season with 73 games played, according to ESPN. His value was on display, when he had 39 saves in the Game 2 win over the Ducks.
“He’s probably been our best player all year,” Patrick Maroon, 29, of the Oilers, said. “He’s had some really good games. He’s been excellent for us.” With a brick wall for a goalie locked down, Edmonton has rebuild itself up from a joke to a legit team that could challenge for the Stanley Cup.
Now, let’s hope they fixed the bathrooms at Roger’s Place. The team changed two women’s restrooms to alleviate the long lines for male fans. This is a common practice for the Oilers stadium, according to FTW, but the effects were disastrous. While the lines at men’s restrooms were nonexistent, female fans were stuck waiting in long queues. This isn’t just a problem during the playoffs, as Roger’s Place bathrooms have been a nightmare for months.
Who do you want to win this game, Hollywoodlifers?