There’s no tomorrow. Backs to the wall. Must win. Do or die.
Break out the clichés, they all apply to the Edmonton Oilers tonight in Los Angeles. The club faces a 3-2 series deficit in their opening round series with the Kings and face elimination game tonight in Tinseltown. Win that, and their reward is another elimination game back in Edmonton on Saturday.
It’s been a weird series that hasn’t seen a single lead change within any of its five games. Whoever scores first wins, without ever trailing at any point.
The series itself tells a different tale, as it has featured two lead changes already with room (Oilers fans fervently hope) for one more. After dropping Game 1 at home, the Oilers responded with a pair of blowout wins, 6-0 and 8-2. But the Kings bounced back in the next two, shutting down the Oilers 4-0 at home before squeezing out a 5-4 win in overtime in Game 5.