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12-13-2012, 09:02 PM
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As far as Smith's own goal was concerned, the series really didn't come down to that. The Oilers were behind and fighting an uphill battle that whole series and they just weren't good enough. Flames up a game, Oilers tie it up, Flames go up a game, Oilers tie it up... In retrospect it seems as though the goal came in the final minute but the Oilers actually had 15 minutes left to tie it up. They just couldn't do enough and that's the way the whole series felt.

The miracle on Manchester was probably the most brutal loss because the vast majority of sports writers were saying that the Oilers weren't a playoff type team and that they'd never win anything, then the Oil pulled off what was by far the biggest choke job in the history of hockey. Up 5-0 in the 2nd intermission of the final game of the series and then they just ran around while the Kings poured it on. Complete train wreck and the Kings had some real clowns in their lineup that made losing to them intolerable. Jerry Korab, Jay Wells... not even tough, just huge dirtbags.

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