Oilers prevent Carolina celebration
Playing for their playoff lives, the surprisingly energetic Edmonton Oilers managed to extend the Stanley Cup final for at least one more game Wednesday night in Raleigh, N.C.
Forward Fernando Pisani scored a short-handed goal at 3:31 of overtime to lead the Oilers to a 4-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes in the most thrilling game of the final.
Barry Melrose says the Oilers answered all their questions in Game 5 and he won’t be surprised if the Cup finals go the distance.
That’s justice after a travesty of a call on Steve Staios. The ‘Canes affinity for forwards on the point on the PP finally caught up to them, as Pisani picked Staal’s pocket for the OT winner.
And, yet, still so far.
The Carolina Hurricanes, a goal away from winning the Stanley Cup in overtime, still need one victory to get their hands around the old silver trophy and finish off a special season. The Edmonton Oilers, on the brink of being eliminated, still have at least one more game to play.