The Edmonton Oilers are two wins away from reaching the Stanley Cup final for the first time in 16 years.
Edmonton shows more of the same to Anaheim as it relies on a familiar formula for another 3-1 win and a 2-0 series lead heading home.
Shot after shot, shift after shift, the routine never changes now for Dwayne Roloson. He’ll kick away one shot, throw out his glove to grab another — whenever, however.
And that was exactly the case again on Sunday when the unwavering netminder backstopped the Oilers to a 3-1 victory on the Mighty Ducks’ home ice.
The playing surface at the Arrowhead Pond on Friday looked and played like a real pond, mushy in some spots, bumpy in others and altogether inhospitable to swiftly and accurately passing a small rubber disk in a manner that would justify hockey’s reputation as the fastest game on ice.
“It felt more like an outdoor rink in the springtime when the sun comes out,” Mighty Duck right wing Teemu Selanne said Saturday.