Well hockey fans, the Battle of Alberta continues to be, at the very least, exciting for both teams. In Tuesday nights’s victory, Oilers goalie Mike Smith let in one of the longest NHL playoff goals ever. What’s more- it came at a crucial time in the game. Here’s a quick recap of what happened.
Following a relatively low-scoring first two periods, the Oilers were up 3-2 against the Flames in the third. With the Oilers on the powerplay, Calgary defenceman Rasmus Andersson got a hold of a loose puck and fired a slapshot towards the Edmonton net. The shot, which came from 132 feet away, caught Oilers goalie Mike Smith off-guard, and resulted in the tying goal for the Flames.
Caught napping. pic.twitter.com/w2mtHGSksa
— y – Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) May 25, 2022
Smith was pretty rattled by the goal, but he and the Oilers managed to bounce back, with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scoring the game-winning goal with just three and change minutes left to play…
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) May 25, 2022
It was a tough loss for the Flames, who are now on the brink of elimination heading into Game 5 in Calgary this Thursday, May 26th. One thing’s for sure- both teams are going to give it their all, and both cities will be watching from the edge of their seats, wherever they are.