So Edmonton scores 16 seconds in to the game and I am think “Yeah! Maybe this won’t be that hard of a game to watch.” Yeah Right. Carolina ties it up and goes ahead one within minutes of the Oilers goal.
Fortunately, Edmonton scores again in the first to tie it up and then again with about 30 seconds left in the first period to go ahead 3-2.
Second period begins, part way through that, Carolina ties it 3-3. They go to the third, the tie stands. The entire game has been one of the most intense games I have ever seen.
Then, what any hockey fan hopes to see, sudden death overtime. Two minutes in, Edmonton gets a “suspect” penalty. Great, got to kill a 2-minute penalty. Then, the unbelievable, the incredible, the “I can’t believe that just happened” happened. SHORT HANDED GOAL!!!!!!! Edmonton wins to stay alive and force a game six back on Saturday in Edmonton.
And what did I do? I screamed at the top of my lungs! I think my neighbors might be a little concerned… Then I ran around the couch several times. This seems to be my traditional celebration: cheer, run around the couch at least 3 times, and then jump up and down like crazy. Go Oilers Go!!!!!