Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Pisani scores!

2006 Stanley Cup Final - Game 5
Oilers 4, Hurricanes 3 (OT)
Carolina leads series 3-2


"I had a bad feeling going in and a great feeling coming out of the penalty box. [Pisani] really got me off the hook, but I've been bailing him out for years [on the defensive end]."


A great, great game. This series just got interesting — really interesting.

Can't wait for Game 6 in Edmonton.

UPDATE With both Aaron Ward and Doug Weight limping off in this game after playing less than 10 minutes, this could finally be the first bout of real injury adversity for the 'Canes. And what a time for it to happen. (Toss something in the comments if you can update the status on these two players.)

8 Comments:

At 11:27 PM, June 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree that was an absolutely amazing game. One of the absolute in the playoffs, if not *the* best. I also agree that things got very interesting... wouldn't it be something else if Roloson somehow came back? Wow. This is what the Stanley Cup is all about. GOILERS!

 
At 11:53 PM, June 14, 2006, Blogger ScottyWazz said...

Personally, I don't think it got too interesting, the Canes are a team that can bounce back from something like this. Another example for forwards not to play the point on the PP because of the defensive liability they can have.

 
At 11:54 PM, June 14, 2006, Blogger Black Dog Hates Skunks said...

Yeah, uh, Roloson won't be back.

Happy for Jussi - he had a tough go earlier this year, plugged into a role that was not his, apparently. But he's making alot of Oilers' fans forget Conkannen.

 
At 1:00 AM, June 15, 2006, Anonymous jon said...

"Personally, I don't think it got too interesting, the Canes are a team that can bounce back from something like this."

Whether your team won or lost, I think most can admit the game was interesting. Hell, the reffing made it interesting alone, in a russian roulette sort of way. As an Oil fan though, the prospects look good for at least taking this series to 7, making this series even more interesting.

 
At 2:52 AM, June 15, 2006, Anonymous Li'l Li said...

It has certainly made it more interesting because there will be game 6, and maybe game 7. Certainly more interesting than no game 6 or game 7.

Game 5 could be the series' turning point. the 'Canes could have won it tonight, but they didn't, and two of their main guys are now hurt. If Weight and A. Ward can keep playing but ineffective, the longer the series goes, the better chance the Oilers have.

 
At 3:48 AM, June 15, 2006, Blogger mike w said...

IF you call endless dumb penalties a great game, sure.

The Oilers won, though, so you know the drill: WHOooooOO!!!

 
At 10:47 AM, June 15, 2006, Blogger James Mirtle said...

IF you call endless dumb penalties a great game, sure.

Okay, okay — my house was full of people and every bottle of wine was empty by the end of the 3rd. That's what I call a great game (apparently).

 
At 1:24 PM, June 15, 2006, Anonymous namflashback said...

What is most interesting about the series (again, opinions about the reffing aside) is the entertainment value and sheer variety of hockey being shown.

Other than Game 2, you can say that either team has had a chance to win any of the games.

One thing the competition ctte wanted in the game was the sense that a lead going into the 3rd period was not automatically a win. That was shown in G1, G3, and G5. On a macro scale, Edmonton bringing this to G6 and hopefully G7 shows a balance of competitiveness in the game.

Whooo!!

 

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