Wednesday, June 14, 2006


Pisani OT game winner/Jim McIsaac/Getty ImagesHold the phone, eh! It's not over yet. Hometown boy Fernando Pisani just scored a shorthanded OT goal to give the Oilers a 4-3 win, and send the series back to Edmonton, his hometown. He scored the first goal just 16 seconds into this game as well, as the Oilers came out flying tonight, shocking the Skoal-spittin' NASCAR-lovin' crowd in Raleigh by blasting three goals past Cam "Shaft" Ward in the first period.

So we're going back to the Great White North one more time for Game 6 on Saturday night in Pisani's beer-challenged town, with Carolina clinging to a 3-2 series edge. Which means one more rousing rendition of O Canada by the Oiler faithful. Did I mention Pisani is from Edmonton? Just checking.

(My first choice for a title was "THERE WAS SOMETHING IN THE AIR THAT NIGHT, THE STARS WERE BRIGHT, FERNANDO", but I decided to steal Chris Pronger's line instead.)

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