Edmonton Oilers Pull Huge Upset and Humble Pittsburgh Penguins

By David Miller
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

There isn’t much doubt about whether or not the Pittsburgh Penguins are a good team. They lead everyone else in the Eastern Conference by 8 points and the Metropolitan Division by 16 points. Take a glance down at the Edmonton Oilers with the second lowest point total in the entire NHL and you probably figure you don’t have to watch that game. You’d have been wrong if that’s what you thought about this one.

This wasn’t just some fluky win for the Oilers either. They showed discipline at times and really showed a ton of toughness having come from behind more than once. They pressured the Penguins at the end of regulation and were rewarded with a power play that carried over into overtime. The rest is history. Facts are facts but this is probably one of the biggest upsets in the NHL this season.

It could be big enough to raise a question or two about the mighty Penguins but I doubt it. Considering they came from behind in the fashion they did and won the way they won against this Penguins team, it should tell us a great deal about the Oilers. In fact I believe it tells us all that the Oilers have a little more in the tank than maybe we all thought they did.

This could possibly be the beginning of nothing at all for the Oilers but then again this is just the kind of team that could build momentum off of a dramatic overtime win against one of the very best teams in the entire league. Honestly who couldn’t build momentum off of that win?

This gives the Oilers two wins in their last three contests going into a Sunday game against the Chicago Blackhawks. Considering the Blackhawks have more points on the season than the Penguins; it will be interesting to see how the Oilers come out for that one.

David Miller is a Senior Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @davidmillerrant, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

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