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Oilers fans are furious after huge officiating mistake may have cost them the series

Published May 16, 2023 at 4:04 PM
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The Edmonton Oilers were eliminated in six games by the Golden Knights, a loss that's still causing ripples of disappointment in the locker room. Why? A potentially game-changing penalty went unnoticed, robbing the Oilers of a critical scoring opportunity.

Oilers fans are furious after huge officiating mistake may have cost them the series



For those who missed the action, Mattias Ekholm suffered a high-stick to the face during the closing moments of the third period.

Here's a video of the incident that would make even a die-hard Golden Knights fan raise an eyebrow:



This leaves no room for doubt that a penalty flag should have been raised on that play.

In the Oilers' exit interviews today, Ekholm showed up visibly marked by the impact.

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It's no secret that the Oilers' power play has been powerful all season. Every time their special teams skated out, fans anticipated a goal.

In the last game, they were only trailing by two goals. With a four-minute power play, the outcome of the game could have been different.

Do you think the officiating mistake cost the Oilers their victory?

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Oilers fans are furious after huge officiating mistake may have cost them the series

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