My own jersey tastes aside, I was just happy that we got to watch the actual Oilers playing together for the first time. As for the game itself, I found myself engaged more than expected as soon as I saw the boys buzzing around in the offensive zone and Connor McDavid doing Connor McDavid things. In the end, the Oilers played mostly how I expected them to apart from having Calgary’s goalie stand on his head. It took Connor McDavid one shift before he did a Connor McDavid thing and that was enough for me to dub this game the most successful pre-season game by far, and I meant that without having seen the remaining 57 minutes. Why the hell would Darnell Nurse fight TWICE in a meaningless pre-season game against an AHL plug?
Source: The Nation October 02, 2022 00:08 UTC