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Edmonton Oilers fans gear up for Round 2 of Stanley Cup playoffs

Click to play video: 'Bars outside of Edmonton also cashing in on Oilers playoff run' Bars outside of Edmonton also cashing in on Oilers playoff run
WATCH ABOVE: Rogers Place is hosting another watch party as the Oilers begin their second-round NHL playoff series in Anaheim. While bars along Whyte Avenue and Jasper Avenue have been busy during the Oilers' playoff run, so have bars outside of Edmonton. Sarah Kraus has more from Sherwood Park – Apr 26, 2017

Round two of the Stanley Cup playoffs gets underway Wednesday night and the Edmonton Oilers are in Anaheim to face the Ducks.

It will be a clash of orange, as the Ducks are encouraging their fans to “Paint It Orange.” Orange ‘Let’s go Ducks” towels were draped on the back of the seats at Anaheim’s Honda Centre ahead of Wednesday night’s game.

Watch below: Game 1 between the Edmonton Oilers and Anaheim Ducks in their best-of-seven series has been a back-and-forth affair. Sarah Kraus reports from Rogers Place on how fans are taking in the playoff hockey game.

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Nervous Oilers fans watch Game 1 against the Ducks at Rogers Place – Apr 27, 2017

Watch below: Edmontonians were absolutely buzzing on Wednesday night as the Oilers got ready to face off against the Anaheim Ducks for Game 1 of their playoff series. Kevin Karius tees up the action.

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Excitement everywhere as Oilers’ series against Ducks is set to start – Apr 26, 2017

Bars and pubs will be packed as Oilers fans gear up for more playoff action; as will Rogers Place, where another Orange Crush watch party will be held.

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Oilers fans bring #OrangeCrush to Anaheim on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Wes Rosa, Global News
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Oilers fans bring #OrangeCrush to Anaheim on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Wes Rosa, Global News
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Oilers fans bring #OrangeCrush to Anaheim on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Wes Rosa, Global News
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Edmonton Oilers fans arrive at the Honda Center in Anaheim ahead of Game 1 of the team's second-round playoff series against the Ducks on Wednesday. April 26, 2017. Wes Rosa/ Global News
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Edmonton Oilers fans gear up for Round 2 of the Stanley Cup playoffs with the team facing the Anaheim Ducks Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Courtesy, Amanda Hrycun
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Edmonton Oilers fans gear up for Round 2 of the Stanley Cup playoffs with the team facing the Anaheim Ducks Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Courtesy, Katrina Harder
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Edmonton Oilers fans gear up for Round 2 of the Stanley Cup playoffs with the team facing the Anaheim Ducks Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Courtesy, Katrina Harder

Because of the popularity of the watch parties, the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation will sell 50/50 tickets, with a portion of the jackpot going to a local charity.

“At our last round of watch parties we actually had fans showing up on the concourse asking our guest services people if they could purchase 50/50 tickets,” said Natalie Minckler, executive director of the EOCF.

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50/50 is extremely popular in Edmonton. Thanks in part to a $76,000 rollover, the 50/50 jackpot at the Oilers’ first home playoff game was $336,995. David and Tanya Idzan went home with the prize.

READ MORE: Show me the money! Edmonton Oilers fans embrace 50/50 ‘phenomenon’

The Oilers finished just behind the Ducks in the regular-season standings but won the season series between the teams.

Watch below: They’ve already made mincemeat out of some Sharks and now the Edmonton Oilers are getting ready to go Duck-hunting. Kevin Karius reports from California as the Oilers’ series against Anaheim is set to get underway.

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Edmonton Oilers ready for puck to drop in Game 1 against Anaheim – Apr 26, 2017

Before leaving for Anaheim on Tuesday, Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl said he likes playing the Ducks and he’s ready for an intense series.

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“I think every guy has a team that they like to play against and in the regular season it was me against Anaheim,” he said. “I couldn’t tell you why I like playing against them. It seems to work out against them.

Captain Connor McDavid believes it goes back to how big and strong Draisaitl is.

“He’s been real good against them,” he said Tuesday.

Watch below: Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl likes playing the Ducks: ‘It’s going to be intense’

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Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl likes playing the Ducks: ‘It’s going to be intense’ – Apr 25, 2017

The puck drops at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Game 2 goes down in Anaheim on Friday before the Oilers head back for Game 3 on Sunday in Edmonton.

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Watch below: Kevin Karius speaks with former Oiler Todd Marchant about his magic overtime winner 20 years ago

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One-on-one with former Oiler Todd Marchant – Apr 26, 2017

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