Dragging it back to Edmonton: Oilers host Game 6 Friday

The Copper and Blue are back in the city Friday for another must-win game. Oilers fans are speculating about who could perform during a pre-game concert, if one is announced. Adam Ziccarelli has more.

Friday night in downtown Edmonton will be the epicenter of Oilers fan mania, as the Stanley Cup Final heads back to oil country.

While the team and the city are on edge, those who like the party as much as the game are wondering who is going to entertain them.

Wednesday morning, Oilers fans in Edmonton woke up with new life after the team extended the series once again.

The Oilers are down 3-2 in the series to the Florida Panthers but are on their way home for a Game 6 on Friday, and fans are ready to help out their team.

“At first we thought ‘Oh let’s not get swept.’ But now we got some belief we can go all the way,” said an Oilers fan CityNews spoke to.

With another home game, there’s a chance that another concert will open the festivities on Friday. Oilers fans even took to social media to discuss who they would like to see perform during the pre-game concert.

Many of them say it should be none other than Alberta’s own Nickelback.

“I feel like Nickelback is always available but wouldn’t it be nice if the Tragically Hip if Gord Downey was still around!? Because that’d be awesome,” said An Oilers fan.

On the ice, the Oilers are being entertained by the amazing play of one performer, Connor McDavid.

The captain has single-handedly dragged the Oilers back into the series, and talk has begun about the Oilers superstar winning the Stanley Cup playoffs MVP award, the Conn Smythe Trophy, regardless of whether the Oilers win or lose.

The Oilers captain is breaking records set by Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux and fans say they are witnessing history day-by-day.

“Two four-point games. I mean, I feel like he’s got more to give right? You can just see it.”

Oilers Entertainment says an announcement will be made Thursday regarding the Oilers watch party and its festivities.

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