Oilers fans confident as team takes on Avalanche in Game 2 of Western Conference finals


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Edmonton Oilers fans once again congregated down at Rogers Place to cheer on the team as they take on the Colorado Avalanche for Game 2 of the Western Conference finals.

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Despite the Oilers losing Game 1 in Denver with a final score of 8-6, fans continue to have faith in the team.

“I think there will be lots of goals again,” said Travis Matthews, who was down at the Moss Pit for the first time with his friend Ry Karl before the game started Thursday evening.

“We need Mike Smith, not Mike ‘Sloth,’ that’s a big one. But you know, that’s just Game 1 Mike Smith,” said Karl.

Matthews added that the team did have a bit of a break after beating the Calgary Flames, which may have contributed to their loss in Game 1.

“I think we’re just warming up,” he said.

It was a family affair for Amy Shuchuk, Claudette Shuchuk and Brett Thompson who came down to Rogers Place sporting jerseys and orange wigs. Amy Shuchuk said they were “super pumped” to be watching the game for the first time at the arena.

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“I think we’re gonna whoop their butt,” she said. “I think we’re gonna come out strong.”

“It’s just fun to be here and be part of the excitement,” added Claudette Shuchuk. “And I think they did reasonably well even though they weren’t at their best. They still did really good, so I’m looking forward to tonight’s game.”

They’re also happy with the addition of Jay Woodcroft as head coach for the Oilers.

“I think the new coach is amazing,” Claudette Shuchuk said. “I don’t know what he’s said, but he’s certainly turned things around and we’re just so happy.”

Kody O’Brien was down with his daughter Melody for the first time Thursday evening to check out the festivities and watch the game.

He said despite the Oilers losing the first game, he believes the team will come out strong on Thursday.

“(Melody) is also very excited for Game 2,” he said. “We’re needing an Oilers victory so we can bring it back home and show (Colorado) what’s up and they can feel that real energy that real Oilers’ vibe.”

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Edmonton Oilers fans Kody O'Brien and his daughter Melody came out to watch Game 2 of the Western Conference Stanley Cup Playoffs versus the Colorado Avalanche at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Thursday, June 2, 2022. Ian Kucerak/Postmedia
Edmonton Oilers fans Kody O’Brien and his daughter Melody came out to watch Game 2 of the Western Conference Stanley Cup Playoffs versus the Colorado Avalanche at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Thursday, June 2, 2022. Ian Kucerak/Postmedia Photo by Ian Kucerak /post media



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