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By Mark Spector, Sportsnet.ca, May 8, 2017 

EDMONTON — There was a scene that played out at the Oilers bench, in the aftermath of Edmonton’s epic Game 5 collapse at the Honda Center.

Anaheim’s Corey Perry had scored the winner moments earlier, leaving Leon Draisaitl in his wake, and with most of the Oilers long gone down the runway to their dressing room, Draisaitl leaned on the boards at the bench, looking up at the scoreboard, surveying the Ducks celebration, and generally drinking in the sorrow the way a man downs a spoonful of Buckley’s Mixture.

Connor McDavid was the lone player left on Edmonton’s bench, sharing the same head space as his German chum. The two young pistons of this Oilers Maserati, together in defeat.

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