Friday, March 19, 2004


They’re back! The Oilers just won’t go away. Friday night saw them win a must game in a wild, barn burning affair in Edmonton. Taking on the Nashville Predators, the Oil traded goals to come back and defeat the Preds, 5-4. The win moves the Oilers to within two points of the eighth place Predators and the chance to go on to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Igor Ulanov scored the go ahead goal and eventual winner with 1.31 remaining in the game. The see saw nature of the game, kept the sell out crowd on the edge of their seats for the duration. Demand for tickets to the game, was such that the Oilers set up a closed circuit broadcast in the Jubilee Auditorium selling an additional 2,000 seats.

The two teams are going in separate directions, the OIlers having won the last three games in a row and haven’t lost in regulation time in the last 11. The Predators on the other hand have been on a losing skid of late, winless in their last seven as they try to make the playoffs for the first time in their six year history.

Oiler fans are hoping that it’s wait til next year time in Nashville.

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