Edmonton Oiler Fans Excited And Nervous But Really Want To Win

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The Ice District was alive Saturday night with Edmonton Oilers fans.

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Oilers colors were visible in the windows of downtown bars and restaurants. Pickup trucks with giant flags and orange foam fingers sticking out of the sunroofs could be seen, and singing could be heard.

Fans flocked to Ice District Plaza to watch Game 7 of the Oilers vs. LA Kings NHL playoff series. Jesse and Neil Pandya, who were dressed head to toe in Oilers colors, we hope for an Oilers win.

“It’s exciting, but also nerve-wracking. I haven’t slept in the last two nights since Game 6,” said Jesse.

Neil thinks the Oilers shouldn’t be in this position because they are a better team.

“That said, this is the stuff that dreams are made of… it gets so much better to win in Edmonton,” Neil said.

When asked if they think the team is going to win tonight, Neil replied: ‘It’s going to happen. It is a fait accompli.”

Lifelong Oilers fan David Thomas, sporting an autographed jersey and some Oilers-themed facepaint, hopes to see no more heartbreak this season.

“(A win) must happen. How long can we keep McDavid, how long can we keep Draisaitl? They deserve a cup and we have to give it to them,” said Thomas.

nmartin@postmedia.com

Oilers fans Jesse and Neil Pandya cheer at the Ford Tailgate Party outside Rogers Place before watching Game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs series between the Edmonton Oilers and LA Kings in Edmonton on Saturday, November 14, 2022. Photo by Ian Kucerakpost media

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