Its been an up and down season for my beloved Oilers. At times it has been damn frustrating to watch the team choke against weaker teams. At others, we seem to pull out all the stops and are able to come up with a big win here or there. They just never seem to make it easy on themselves. They've got a lot of talent, and there really should be no doubt that they make the playoffs. If only it were that easy.
Tonight was the 2nd last game of the season. Thanks the Shark's beating the Canuck's last night, it put us in the position to win a playoff spot - if we won our game and Vancouver lost.
Let me just say that the game was a little stressful. To my eye, the refs seemed to miss several penalties. Oh well! The game went down to the wire (which so many of our games seem to) and Ales Hemsky scored the winner with 30+ seconds left to play. A little scoreboard watching later, and San Jose beat Vancouver 5-3. So we're in!
I'm hoping to be able to get to at least one of the playoff games this year. Tickets are gonna be in high demand though, so it's going to be really hard to even get one pair of tickets. *sigh*. Wish me luck!
But we're in! Yay!