Go Oilers!

Edmonton Oilers logoIt's do-or-die tonight for the Oilers and the Hurricanes. Tonight one team will get all the glory while the other team gets...well, nothing.

This year's NHL playoffs have been pretty exciting, especially with my home team making it all the way to the final for the first time in a long while. I'm still surprised Edmonton's managed to beat their way back from a 3-1 game deficit to tie up the series, but they fought hard to stave off elimination. The last two games were nailbiting, and that OT period of game 5 was just gut wrenching.

Edmonton's going to have it rough tonight playing on Carolina's home ice. I think if they can hold things together and avoid taking too many stupid penalties they'll be able to bring home a much deserved Cup to their fans. Statistics are against them though. There have only been 13 Stanley Cup finals that have gone to game 7, and the home teams have won 11 of them. The Oilers have some good momentum built up though. I hope they can carry through. I know I'll be glued to the TV tonight cheering them on.