In Game 5, the Oilers had an incredible reaction to win while mic'd up on bench

Sam Jones
June 21, 2024  (11:40)

In Game 5, the Oilers had an incredible reaction to win
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The Edmonton Oilers' tenacious performance in Game 5 against the Florida Panthers.

Not only extended the series but also displayed the team's unwavering spirit and belief.
With the series shifting back to Alberta for Game 6, the Oilers have ignited hopes of staging one of the most remarkable comebacks in NHL history.
From the moment the puck dropped in Florida, the Oilers' bench was a hub of encouragement and fiery determination. Connor McDavid's exuberant declaration, 'Let's go back to f*****g Alberta!' captured the essence of their resolve. His enthusiasm was contagious, with teammates like Zach Hyman amplifying the energy. Hyman, known for his vocal presence, was notably animated, rallying the team with vigor.
Darnell Nurse, another pivotal figure, was heard inspiring his team with shouts of 'Gas the bird up!' The defense, with players like Brett Kulak and Mattias Ekholm, contributed to this high-spirited atmosphere, each player feeding off the collective confidence that resonated from their side of the bench.
The game's defining moment came when Connor Brown scored the opening shorthanded goal, which sent the entire bench into a frenzy. Zach Hyman's reaction, caught on mic, encapsulated the thrill, "Come on, Brown! Yeah! Brownie! Holy F**k! This guy's a player!"
Despite being down 0-3 earlier in the series, the Oilers, led by McDavid, consistently voiced their belief that the end was not yet in sight. Their play on the ice mirrored this belief, characterized by freedom and confidence, a stark contrast to the pressure they faced.
As the Oilers prepare to defend home ice, the pressure mounts not only on them to continue their improbable journey but also on the Panthers, who face the potential of being on the wrong side of NHL history. Tonight's game is pivotal; with the Oilers' season hanging in the balance, the eyes of the hockey world are keenly fixed on what could be an unforgettable night in Alberta.
The spirit and resilience demonstrated by the Oilers in Game 5 have set the stage for a dramatic showdown. As Edmonton fans and players alike hold their breath, the anticipation builds: Can the Oilers complete the greatest comeback in NHL history? Only time will tell, but one thing is certain—the Oilers are not going down without a fight.
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In Game 5, the Oilers had an incredible reaction to win while mic'd up on bench

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