Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/25/13
One of the most bizarre and frustrating a hockey games the Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings can remember playing in years ended, fittingly enough, in controversy. It started out that way, too. And, frankly, the middle was all controversial, too. But when the screaming finally stopped, the Edmonton Oilers had somehow pulled out a 2-1 overtime victory from the flaming train wreck of officiating at Rexall Place. “If we do end up making the season special, I think this is a night that we can look back as being the start of it,” said Edmonton winger Taylor Hall, after Nail Yakpov scored with 4.7 seconds left in regulation and Sam Gagner won it in overtime. “I know it’s only the third game, but for us to show the wherewithal to stick with it was very impressive.” Both sides were fuming all night as referees Tom Kowal and Greg Kimmerly made a royal mess of things. The Oilers played shorthanded for 10 of the first 14 minutes and had what should have been a good goal wiped out b...
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