Apparently, there was also a goal disallowed, but the Oilers got the Flames in a position where one play not going their way could mean the end of the series, and their season. How did the Oilers do it? jtbourne has some ideas.
Apparently, there was also a goal disallowed, but the Oilers got the Flames in a position where one play not going their way could mean the end of the series, and their season. How did the Oilers do it? Justin Bourne takes a look.
29 points in five games. They set all kinds of records.The Flames got much better at slowing down McDavid in Games 4 and 5, but it took all their focus and attention, which opened them up everywhere else.Depth contributions from Kane, Hyman, RNHIn Game 5, Zach Hyman had one goal and two assists for three points, he was plus-4, he had seven shots, he played nearly 24 minutes, he led the team in hits, he had a big blocked shot, there’s just not much more I can say about this guy.
In the summer, I use a plastic oar to stir my kids’ kiddie pool and get the water going in a “whirlpool,” and that’s what happens when Hyman is on the ice. He’s an oar, and he gets the play going in the direction he’s skating whenever he’s out there.With McDavid and Draisaitl sucking up all the attention – as they have in years past – the question was asked of the Oilers depth: when those guys see all the best defending, can you capitalize on your extra space or weaker opposition?Read more: Sportsnet »
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jtbourne Oilers were going to win anyways but it's a shame having that hanging over their win. jtbourne Typical....'Never mind the huge blunder by the NHL, the Oilers probably would have won anyway so who cares if we screwed the Flames' go_oil jtbourne Very good analysis! Oilers are playing to their strengths and there is much more depth under 97 and 29 than people around the league are willing to admit. Let’s hope their next opponent thinks the same.
jtbourne No, not correct. jtbourne Great unbiased article!!! jtbourne The Kings deserve some credit too for putting up a much better fight against Edmonton. They were up 3 games to 2 and could've won if a bounce or two goes differently in game 6. jtbourne Markstrom doing his best impression of Swiss cheese. Not sure how you can spin it any other way
jtbourne Don’t worry, it’s just game management 5 years removed. jtbourne One thing that killed the flames too was their obsession with mcdavid. Oilers are not a one man team. Yes they have the best player in the world as well, but I’ve said all year the flames are a one man team and that guy is markstrom. They live or die by his play and it showed.
Oilers vs Flames Game 5 Picks and Predictions: Calgary's Not Extinguished YetThe Calgary Flames face elimination tonight after Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers took Game 4 in a 5\u002D3 win. The Flames have talked ad nauseam about…
Oilers on the lookout for Flames' desperation after watching Avs-Blues Game 5The Oilers are desperate to close out the series against the Flames, but know the job is not done yet. SportsnetSpec and EricFrancis have that and more, setting up Game 5. Spec EricFrancis The dream team. Spec EricFrancis Is Francis still spewing his blind biased bulls**t about Edm having to depth? Spec EricFrancis Congrats to evanderkane_9 on new born baby. He'll either Be super tired from infancy or super pumped with energy
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Oilers' stars shine bright — and extinguish Flames in the process - Sportsnet.caThe Edmonton Oilers' best players were the best players in the Battle of Alberta, while the Calgary Flames' top players came up small. That's why Edmonton is moving on to Round 3 for the first time in 16 years. (SportsnetSpec) Spec Johnny gaudreau was awesome. Never quit. Played big all the time. Backland played the best hockey of his life. What’s Coleman supposed todo being pushed into the net at top speed. Cut his freakin foot off. Thought the Lucic penalty on smith was a joke. This was so wrong. Spec Give your head a shake. What a stupid headline. Must be from Toronto Spec not good for hockey
McDavid scores in OT, Oilers down Flames to win Battle of Alberta and advance to WCFConnor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl dominated the first playoff Battle of Alberta in 31 years. Neither of these players is Mcdavid It's amazing. I have been lucky enough to see greatness over the years. Gretzky, Lemieux, Crosby and now McDavid. There are others but not as notable.
Oilers' stars shine bright — and extinguish Flames in the processThe Battle of Alberta took us back to the ‘80s, the fifth-highest scoring five-game series in NHL history. Now, Edmonton awaits the winner of Colorado and St. Louis, and a possible showdown between McDavid, Makar and MacKinnon. (SportsnetSpec) Spec Don't forget about Drai Spec Jesus spec… yea lets mention 2 avs and 1 oiler as though Draisaitl isn’t a superstar tied with mcdavid with 26 points to lead the league in the playoffs. You wonder why oilers fans dislike you so much as an Oilers writer Spec Does anyone know who was in the 'Situation Room' last night and made the terrible call to disallow the Coleman goal? Spec
do.Daily NHL matchup info and more Over/Under analysis As much as Calgary wants to keep this a tight game, it has been unable to slow down this Edmonton offense that is basically playing just two lines.Matthew Tkachuk scored 42 goals in the regular season, and opened this series with a Game 1 hat trick..
But I just couldn’t. How could I? Everything about the Oilers hinged on this, with two players combining for **checks stats** – no, that can’t be right – **checks again** 29 points in five games . Advertisement 9 This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. They set all kinds of records. 19 wore the black hat in the Battle of Alberta, and used that antagonistic side of his game to inject himself into the series. The Flames got much better at slowing down McDavid in Games 4 and 5, but it took all their focus and attention, which opened them up everywhere else. Even if we take out Game 1’s 15-goal outburst, the series is still averaging 7. Depth contributions from Kane, Hyman, RNH In Game 5, Zach Hyman had one goal and two assists for three points, he was plus-4, he had seven shots, he played nearly 24 minutes, he led the team in hits, he had a big blocked shot, there’s just not much more I can say about this guy.
In the summer, I use a plastic oar to stir my kids’ kiddie pool and get the water going in a “whirlpool,” and that’s what happens when Hyman is on the ice. Markstrom can’t seem to stop this motivated Edmonton offence, as the Vezina finalist has an unsightly 5. What has to change? “Just the skill set. He’s an oar, and he gets the play going in the direction he’s skating whenever he’s out there. With McDavid and Draisaitl sucking up all the attention – as they have in years past – the question was asked of the Oilers depth: when those guys see all the best defending, can you capitalize on your extra space or weaker opposition? Hyman said yes.850 save percentage through four games. Evander Kane said yes; he’s on pace to threaten the all-time playoff goals record of 19 (he has 12, so if they Oilers play two more rounds . But you have to give Edmonton credit in that too.. Calgary and Sutter know this, and the home side is going to have to generate some offence to win this game and avoid elimination.
. ?). Some secondary scoring has come to life with Mikael Backlund’s line, with Blake Coleman and Andrew Mangiapane producing a 5-on-5 goal in Game 4. “That's kind of the (sidebar) that nobody's talked about. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had six points in five games; the Nuge said yes too. McDavid and Draisaitl were like a collective boxer doing so much damage to the body in the early rounds that their opposition starts to drop their hands, while these guys were suddenly free to take shots at the head. Advertisement 10 This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Good coaching I thought Oilers coach Jay Woodcroft showed a willingness to be flexible and go away from what’s worked if it wasn’t working on a given night.” So far, the best Flames forward in this series has been Mikael Backlund, but he’s a 12-goal guy.
Case in point: Kane had been on an unbelievable run alongside McDavid, as mentioned above.931 save percentage so far in the postseason which, if you’ve watched Smith this season, know these numbers are unsustainable. It would’ve been easy to leave him in that role, no matter what. This is speculation on my part, but I don’t think the Oil loved how Kane defended a Flames set breakout early the in the game, followed by his positioning on the Andrew Mangiapane goal.912 SV% goalie which is respectable but he has a weak blueline in front of him and has benefited from Calgary failing to score at a normal rate on its high-quality scoring chances. He’s not looking ahead that far, of course. Whether it was that or something else, Woodcroft bumped Kane off that line for Hyman, who did … all the things I mentioned in the section above. It was the perfect change in a game McDavid didn’t have an inch of room and couldn’t create much or drive play. Kane didn’t travel with the team to Calgary yesterday as his girlfriend just gave birth to their baby son.
Hyman did it for that line at times. It's been fun all year long. I also given Woodcroft credit for sticking with what would give the team the best chance in the big picture: Mike Smith over Mikko Koskinen. Calgary has wanted to play its game since the opening match of the series and has failed to do so through the three following games. After Game 1, he could’ve bailed on Smith and been justified. Then Game 2 starts with two softies, where you’d think he’d have a hair trigger, but he stuck with Smith yet again. Advertisement 11 This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. The Flames like their leader on the ice and in their midst, even if it’s pretty clear they are getting something less than 90 percent of their assistant captain. The roller coaster Mike Smith Experience includes the type of highs you need to get by great opponents, and Woodcroft gave their team the chance to see that through.
An exposed weakness, and a surprise goaltending slump Flames coach Darryl Sutter gave a telling response in a post-game when he talked about their “inexperienced defence.5 (-115 at bet365) Best bet This best bet might not correlate well with our prediction of the Flames to win, but we’re not passing on a player who is averaging three points per game vs.” They don’t have guys who’ve seen deep runs playing D for them, and, in the end, the little defensive gaffes made just enough room for the Oilers (a miscommunication with Noah Hanifin and Elias Lindholm on the OT winner cost them) to expose them.” Plenty of players are playing through the pain here, on both sides. In Game 5, the Oilers had 18 slot shots to the Flames' nine. With so much talk about Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl has amassed 13 points in the series’ first four games. The Flames needed goaltending to bail them out, but Edmonton has had Jacob Markstrom ’s number all year. He ended up posting just an . vs Flames in this series: Leon Draisaitl: 2-11-13/+6/4GP.” Tkachuk said of Tanev.
852 save percentage in the series, and the crease was supposed to be where the Flames had a clear advantage. I haven’t heard it said much lately, but McDavid is in an awkward body position on that OT winner and doesn’t get a ton on it. They needed a few more saves from Markstrom. We’re pretty good at getting set for the next one. ***** When all is said and done, the Battle of Alberta was decided because the Oilers' best players had their 'A' games, and that dictated everything that came next from the Flames. Calgary was reduced to counterpunching, when it had been used to coming out swinging.
In the NHL, the sport’s all-time greats almost always find their way to a championship, as at some level they become all their opponents can think about and the team around them is free to rise up. He’ll be down in time for the game. That’s what’s been happening for the Oilers, and no matter who their next opponent is, that game plan has every chance of being effective in yet another round. More from Sportsnet .