Both Alberta teams were essentially done by Remembrance Day as they sat a combined 26 games under .500, the die was cast. The season was over.
My attention, already on draft position, rolled along with an assumption that the Oilers would get their act together, move out of the bottom five in the NHL, and well past the Flames.
The calender neared Christmas, and I was chuckling about how an Oiler move would have to wait until the new year.
I’m no longer smiling, the Oilers on home ice, missed another chance to close the gap with their Provincial rivals last night as the Flames out played, and out lasted the Oilers, winning the game in overtime on Sean Monahan’s second of the night.
The Oilers are 5 points back of Calgary, with the Flames having 2 games in hand, and only 20 games to play. - Full Article –