Zach Hyman Leads Edmonton in Historic Stanley Cup Final

The puck bounced off Ryan Nugent-Hopkins’ skate and slid to center ice, and the crowd at Rogers Place held their breath as Zach Hyman sprinted forward.

Hyman raced past Aaron Ekblad, dodged a diving Gustav Forsling, and slipped a backhand shot behind Sergei Bobrovsky. Edmonton erupted in joy as Hyman became the NHL’s only 70-goal scorer this season. “He’s like a little bull,” said Leon Draisaitl.

A week ago, even diehard Oilers fans were skeptical when coach Kris Knoblauch expressed optimism about the next 10 days. But hope never died. The 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs are no longer alone in making an epic comeback from a 3-0 series deficit in the Stanley Cup Final.

Edmonton’s Historic Comeback

If the Oilers win Game 7 on Monday night, they’ll join the ranks of legendary comebacks like the 2004 Boston Red Sox and Tom Brady’s Patriots in Super Bowl LI. “Really proud to give ourselves a chance,” Draisaitl said. Hyman’s goal will be remembered for years if they pull it off.

No one remembers the 1945 Detroit Red Wings because they lost Game 7 after tying up their series. “We’ve got an opportunity to do something unbelievable,” Hyman said. “But it doesn’t mean anything unless you do it.” Edmonton was buzzing with excitement; fans crowded into pubs and patios, honking horns and waving flags .

The city was alive with energy as people celebrated their team’s success. There was even a “Rat Patrol” to keep Florida Panthers fans at bay, along with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mocking Matthew Tkachuk from his Calgary Flames days.

Coach Kris Knoblauch acknowledged that while many were surprised by their performance, those inside the team weren’t shocked at all. They knew they had what it takes to win .

Fans might think this is one of the most exciting moments in sports history!

In this thrilling Stanley Cup playoff run, Edmonton has outscored Florida Panthers 18-5 since Game 3. When Aleksander Barkov scored quickly after Edmonton made it 2-0, Knoblauch’s successful coach’s challenge for offside squashed any momentum Florida had gained.

The Oilers have been outstanding on penalty kills throughout these playoffs – their kill rate is second only to the 2012 LA Kings among teams playing more than 18 games since expansion began in ’67-’68 .

Stuart Skinner provided key assists while GM Ken Holland’s trade acquisition Adam Henrique scored crucial goals too – proving that it’s not just Connor McDavid or Leon Draisaitl carrying this team .

Hyman has been incredible during these playoffs with his hard work paying off big time: he now holds records for most playoff goals by any active player! His determination shines through despite facing personal challenges earlier this season

Florida Panthers haven’t managed much against them so far; players could almost touch Stanley Cup but fell short again

“I think many people lost interest when we were down three games,” Hyman noted optimistically about increased viewership now that they’ve tied up series again

As kids playing street hockey imagined moments like these growing up – dreams come true sometimes even if Hollywood wouldn’t script such endings

Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson is a Senior Writer for HockeyMonitor. With a background in Sports Media, Alex joined the team in 2022. He focuses on providing the latest hockey news, game scores, and fresh NHL trade rumors.

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