Eye on Edmonton: The Oilers are in the playoffs and the city is alive


Postmedia Edmonton photographer Ian Kucerak was at Rogers Place Wednesday night capturing the action

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There’s just something about the Edmonton Oilers being in the playoffs that brings this city to life.

Oilers jerseys can be seen everywhere, flags are flying on vehicles as they pass by and fans are gathering outside Rogers Place on game day — Edmontonians seemingly embrace playoff hockey like no other.

Unfortunately, things didn’t go as hoped on the ice as the hometown Oilers opened up their best-of-seven series with the Winnipeg Jets Wednesday night with a 4-1 loss. It’s only one game, though. No need to panic.

“There are some things we can do better, but that’s how it’s going to be — it’s going to be tight hockey,” said Oilers coach Dave Tippett, following Wednesday’s loss. “We like what we’ve done all year. We have a confident group. We’ll re-rack and be ready for Game 2.”

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Postmedia Edmonton photographers Larry Wong and Greg Southam snapped photos of fans prior to puck drop, and Ian Kucerak was at Rogers Place Wednesday night capturing the action.

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