You know it’s been a rough year when then highlight of the season is a Tuesday nighter against Columbus.
But long-suffering Edmonton Oilers fans, who’ve been begging for something to get excited about, didn’t give a damn about the who and when of a shocking, and shockingly good, 7-0 victory.
All that mattered was the where. As in where in the heck did that come from?
An Oilers team that couldn’t score at home erupted for seven. The guys who can’t win at home had it in the bag after 20 minutes. The team with the lukewarm netminding pitched a shutout. And the team with the spotty power play scored three times with the man advantage.
Who are you and what have you done with the 29th-place Oilers?
“I think we took some confidence and some momentum from the Calgary game, which we really needed to do, and we built off it.” said Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. “It was a really big game for us. It hasn’t been the start we wanted, but by no means have we given up in here.
“The third period against...