I don't really know the first thing about hockey. Friends have to explain offsides to me repeatedly and I still don't understand what the referee is doing when he holds his hands out...like an NFL TV timeout signal. And every time I watch a hockey match it seems perfectly obvious that this game was invented by a group of drunken lumberjacks. After all, what else is there for men- full of beer and lacking female contact- but to carry sticks, go really fast and knock each other around? In some way, it's the perfect sport, even if I can't figure out what the heck they are doing half the time.
Anyway, I am so rooting for the Oilers now, first and foremost because I don't believe the Stanley Cup should be won by any team located in a state where the lakes won't freeze. But beyond that, these guys came out last night and just dominated the Canes. They were everywhere, all over the place, and nasty when they needed to be. From a completely ignorant, uninformed perspective, even I could tell they had that game in hand.
Lastly, I was taken up by the enthusiasm of the Oilers fans. Go Oilers!