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These live blogs have been a blast thus far, big thank you to all those who have tuned in! I will be back at it Saturday for GAME SEVEN!! Should be a beauty!  Until then — Trevor Robb

Robert Tychkowski

LOS ANGELES — With their season on the brink, their top defenceman suspended and their second best forward on the limp, the Edmonton Oilers had no choice but to draw their line in the California sand.

Down 3-2 in their first-round series against the Los Angeles Kings and facing elimination on the road, it was either gut it out and find a way to force Game 7 in Edmonton or spend another summer wishing they had given just a little bit more.

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