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IN PHOTOS: Edmonton Oilers fans take in 1st NHL playoff game in 11 years

WATCH ABOVE: Rogers Place and many Edmonton bars were packed with Oilers fans Wednesday night as the team played their first post-season game in more than decade. Sarah Kraus has more on the playoff fever.

Proudly dressed in their finest orange and blue attire, Edmonton Oilers fans flocked to Rogers Place Wednesday night for the team’s first playoff game in more than a decade.

The last playoff game held in Edmonton was in June 2006 against the Carolina Hurricanes. Fernando Pisani was the last Oiler to score a goal in the post-season.

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The playoff excitement has been building for weeks. The Oilers clinched their spot in the post-season on March 28 with a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings.

The arena was a sea of orange when the puck dropped at 8 p.m.

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Here’s a look at some of the excitement leading into Wednesday night’s game.

Blair Gladue cheers near a police officer on the streets before the Oilers take on the San Jose Sharks during first round of the playoffs in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
Blair Gladue cheers near a police officer on the streets before the Oilers take on the San Jose Sharks during first round of the playoffs in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Jason Franson, The Canadian Press
Edmonton Oilers fans take to the streets before the Oilers take on the San Jose Sharks in the first round of the NHL playoff in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
Edmonton Oilers fans take to the streets before the Oilers take on the San Jose Sharks in the first round of the NHL playoff in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Jason Franson, The Canadian Press
Edmonton Oilers fans get their picture taken with the Wayne Gretzky statue before the Oilers take on the San Jose Sharks in the first round of the NHL playoff in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
Edmonton Oilers fans get their picture taken with the Wayne Gretzky statue before the Oilers take on the San Jose Sharks in the first round of the NHL playoff in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Jason Franson, The Canadian Press
Edmonton Oilers fans kick stuffed sharks before the Oilers take on the San Jose Sharks during first round of the playoffs in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
Edmonton Oilers fans kick stuffed sharks before the Oilers take on the San Jose Sharks during first round of the playoffs in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Jason Franson, The Canadian Press
Edmonton Oilers fans take to the streets before the Oilers take on the San Jose Sharks in the first round of the NHL playoff in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
Edmonton Oilers fans take to the streets before the Oilers take on the San Jose Sharks in the first round of the NHL playoff in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Jason Franson, The Canadian Press
Edmonton Oilers fans take to the streets before the Oilers take on the San Jose Sharks in the first round of the NHL playoff in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
Edmonton Oilers fans take to the streets before the Oilers take on the San Jose Sharks in the first round of the NHL playoff in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Jason Franson, The Canadian Press
Blair Gladue cheers on the streets before the Oilers take on the San Jose Sharks during first round of the playoffs in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
Blair Gladue cheers on the streets before the Oilers take on the San Jose Sharks during first round of the playoffs in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Jason Franson, The Canadian Press
Edmonton Oilers fans head into Rogers Place for Game 1 of the playoffs against the San Jose Sharks Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
Edmonton Oilers fans head into Rogers Place for Game 1 of the playoffs against the San Jose Sharks Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Sarah Kraus, Global News
Edmonton Oilers fans head into Rogers Place for Game 1 of the playoffs against the San Jose Sharks Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
Edmonton Oilers fans head into Rogers Place for Game 1 of the playoffs against the San Jose Sharks Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Sarah Kraus, Global News
Edmonton Oilers fans head into Rogers Place for Game 1 of the playoffs against the San Jose Sharks Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
Edmonton Oilers fans head into Rogers Place for Game 1 of the playoffs against the San Jose Sharks Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Sarah Kraus, Global News
San Jose Sharks' Marcus Sorensen (20) and Edmonton Oilers' Eric Gryba (62) vie for the puck during first period NHL playoff action in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
San Jose Sharks' Marcus Sorensen (20) and Edmonton Oilers' Eric Gryba (62) vie for the puck during first period NHL playoff action in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Jason Franson, The Canadian Press
San Jose Sharks' Melker Karlsson (68) and Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid (97) vie for the puck during first period NHL playoff action in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
San Jose Sharks' Melker Karlsson (68) and Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid (97) vie for the puck during first period NHL playoff action in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Jason Franson, The Canadian Press
Edmonton Oilers' celebrate a goal during first period NHL playoff action against the San Jose Sharks, in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
Edmonton Oilers' celebrate a goal during first period NHL playoff action against the San Jose Sharks, in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Jason Franson, The Canadian Press
Edmonton Oilers' Milan Lucic (27) and teammates celebrate a goal during first period NHL playoff action against the San Jose Sharks, in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
Edmonton Oilers' Milan Lucic (27) and teammates celebrate a goal during first period NHL playoff action against the San Jose Sharks, in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Jason Franson, The Canadian Press
Edmonton Oilers' Oscar Klefbom (77) and Jordan Eberle (14) celebrate a goal during first period NHL playoff action against the San Jose Sharks, in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
Edmonton Oilers' Oscar Klefbom (77) and Jordan Eberle (14) celebrate a goal during first period NHL playoff action against the San Jose Sharks, in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Jason Franson, The Canadian Press

 

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