Buddy Robinson(53) of the Calgary Flames battles Edmonton's Jujhar Khaira. (Derek Leung/Getty Images)
The Oilers prepare to develop on those emotions as they charge toward the post-season playing their best hockey of the year. The line brawl and ensuing goalie fight aside, the Oilers controlled their provincial competitors Saturday in every aspect of the video game.
An important 2 points
With the victory, the Oilers (28-18-6) being in sole ownership of 2nd location in the Western Conference.
"There's a lot we can draw from this," Smith said. "We stuck. We got a big win versus an excellent hockey group and kept moving up in the standings."
The Flames (27-20-6) drop into fourth location and a wildcard area.
Their response to such an embarrassing beatdown will go a long method in determining their playoff fate.
"I want the feeling to stick to us," Ward said. "If you're not a bit upset about what took place tonight and it's not troubling you, then we probably have an issue."
The 2 groups satisfy again one final time this regular season on April 4 in Calgary.
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Because video game, David Rittich channelled his inner Jose Bautista by turning his goalie stick high in the air after poke-checking Draisaitl in the shootout to protect the win.
'It's simply ill-mannered'
On Saturday night, the Oilers loudly chirped the Calgary goalie as he skated to his bench after interim head coach Geoff Ward used the hook while trailing 4-1 in the 2nd duration.
"It's just rude, you know," Draisaitl stated. "We struck 2 posts, and he's celebrating like they simply won the Stanley Cup.
"I get it. They're thrilled. They won the game in a shootout. However show some regard."