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Oilers vs. Ducks: Edmonton’s adventures in Anaheim for NHL playoffs

Kevin Karius interviews Milan Lucic's cousin and friend outside Anaheim's Honda Center ahead of Game 2 on Friday, April 28, 2017. Global News

For the first time in 11 years, the Edmonton Oilers have made the playoffs. The team already won Round 1 against the Sharks and is now facing the Anaheim Ducks in Round 2.

READ MORE: Edmonton Oilers beat San Jose Sharks, advance to 2nd round of NHL playoffs 

Global Edmonton has a crew in Anaheim to cover all the angles of the players, the games, the atmosphere and – of course – the fans.

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

A huge contingent of Oilers fans have made the trip south to cheer on their team and experience #OrangeCrush in person.

READ MORE: Edmonton Oilers’ fans catching flights to Anaheim for Game 2 

Global Sports anchor Kevin Karius has been following all the story lines and meeting some new friends along the way.

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Watch below: The Oilers now lead the series against the Ducks 2-0, with a nail-biting win on Friday night. Kevin Karius is live in Anaheim with fans.

Click to play video: 'Fans in Anaheim go nuts for Oilers’ Game 2 win' Fans in Anaheim go nuts for Oilers’ Game 2 win
Fans in Anaheim go nuts for Oilers’ Game 2 win – Apr 29, 2017

Watch below: Kevin Karius caught up with some very special Edmonton Oilers fans in Anaheim. These two guys have a close connection to one of the players.

Click to play video: 'Milan Lucic’s family cheers on Oilers in Anaheim' Milan Lucic’s family cheers on Oilers in Anaheim
Milan Lucic’s family cheers on Oilers in Anaheim – Apr 28, 2017

Watch below: Ever since Wayne Gretzky came back into the Edmonton Oilers organization, the Great One has seemingly bolstered this team in many ways. Kevin Karius explains.

Click to play video: 'Wayne Gretzky: the Oilers’ lucky charm?' Wayne Gretzky: the Oilers’ lucky charm?
Wayne Gretzky: the Oilers’ lucky charm? – Apr 28, 2017

Watch below: The Oilers’ Matt Benning used to play alongside the Ducks’ Josh Manson at Northeastern University. In fact, as Kevin Karius explains, their connection spans as far back as their fathers.

Click to play video: 'Oilers vs. Ducks: former teammates face off' Oilers vs. Ducks: former teammates face off
Oilers vs. Ducks: former teammates face off – Apr 28, 2017

Watch below: Game 1 between Edmonton and Anaheim was feisty. Milan Lucic talks about Getzlaf and Patrick Maroon talks about McDavid.

Click to play video: 'Lucic and Maroon on Oilers vs Ducks' Lucic and Maroon on Oilers vs Ducks
Lucic and Maroon on Oilers vs Ducks – Apr 28, 2017

Watch below: Dozens of Edmonton Oilers fans packed a pub across the street from the Honda Center in Anaheim Friday night ahead of Game 2 against the Ducks. Kevin Karius is live in Anaheim.

Click to play video: 'Edmonton Oilers fans in Anaheim fired up ahead of Game 2 against Ducks' Edmonton Oilers fans in Anaheim fired up ahead of Game 2 against Ducks
Edmonton Oilers fans in Anaheim fired up ahead of Game 2 against Ducks – Apr 28, 2017

Watch below: Game 2 between the Oilers and Ducks goes down in Anaheim Friday night. Kevin Karius is in Anaheim to tee up the game, which will see a noticeable change to the Ducks’ lineup.

Click to play video: 'Edmonton Oilers versus Anaheim Ducks: Game 2 tee-up' Edmonton Oilers versus Anaheim Ducks: Game 2 tee-up
Edmonton Oilers versus Anaheim Ducks: Game 2 tee-up – Apr 28, 2017

Watch below: Many Oilers fans are in Anaheim tonight enjoying the heat and preparing for tomorrow night’s game. Among them? Our very own Kevin Karius.

Click to play video: 'Oilers fans invade Anaheim' Oilers fans invade Anaheim
Oilers fans invade Anaheim – Apr 28, 2017

Watch below: Kevin Karius is in Anaheim ahead of Game 2 of Oilers vs. Ducks. He speaks to the three stars of Game 1 and what the support from home means to the players.

Click to play video: 'Oilers and fans spend off day at ball park' Oilers and fans spend off day at ball park
Oilers and fans spend off day at ball park – Apr 27, 2017

Watch below: Edmonton Oilers’ forward Leon Draisaitl has been excellent against the Anaheim Ducks this season and that was also the case Wednesday night in Game 1 of their playoff series. Kevin Karius has a closer look.

Click to play video: 'Edmonton Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl dominates against the Anaheim Ducks' Edmonton Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl dominates against the Anaheim Ducks
Edmonton Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl dominates against the Anaheim Ducks – Apr 27, 2017

Watch below: The Edmonton Oilers defeated the Anaheim Ducks 5-3 in Game 1 of their second round series. Kevin Karius has the post game reaction from Anaheim.

Click to play video: 'Oilers/Ducks Game 1 Post' Oilers/Ducks Game 1 Post
Oilers/Ducks Game 1 Post – Apr 27, 2017

Watch below: Global sports anchor Kevin Karius has been working hard all week providing coverage of the Edmonton Oilers’ trip to Anaheim in their playoff series against the Ducks. But while California is known for its easygoing weather, a morning live hit on Saturday got hilariously tricky thanks to Mother Nature.

Click to play video: 'Wind causes comical complication for anchor covering Oilers in Anaheim' Wind causes comical complication for anchor covering Oilers in Anaheim
Wind causes comical complication for anchor covering Oilers in Anaheim – Apr 29, 2017

 

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Oilers fans flock to Honda Centre for Game 2 against Anaheim. Wes Rosa, Global News
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Milan Lucic's friends and family show up for Game 2 to cheer on the Oilers against the Ducks. Kevin Karius, 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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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 Mayor Don Iveson chants with the crowd during the Edmonton Oilers' Orange Crush community rally in Sir Winston Churchill Square in Edmonton on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The Oilers face off against the San Jose Sharks in game five of their first round playoff series Thursday night. Codie McLachlan, The Canadian Press
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Super fan Blair Gladue helps pump up the crowd during the Edmonton Oilers' Orange Crush community rally in Sir Winston Churchill Square in Edmonton on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The Oilers face off against the San Jose Sharks in game five of their first round playoff series Thursday night. Codie McLachlan, The Canadian Press
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Oilers fans pack the square during the Edmonton Oilers' Orange Crush community rally in Sir Winston Churchill Square in Edmonton on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The Oilers face off against the San Jose Sharks in game five of their first round playoff series Thursday night. Codie McLachlan, The Canadian Press
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Oilers fans pack the square during the Edmonton Oilers' Orange Crush community rally in Sir Winston Churchill Square in Edmonton on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The Oilers face off against the San Jose Sharks in game five of their first round playoff series Thursday night. Codie McLachlan, The Canadian Press
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Oilers fans pack the square during the Edmonton Oilers' Orange Crush community rally in Sir Winston Churchill Square in Edmonton on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The Oilers face off against the San Jose Sharks in game five of their first round playoff series Thursday night. Codie McLachlan, The Canadian Press
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Derek Noskey gets pumped up during the Edmonton Oilers' Orange Crush community rally in Sir Winston Churchill Square in Edmonton on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The Oilers face off against the San Jose Sharks in game five of their first round playoff series Thursday night. Codie McLachlan, The Canadian Press
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Oilers fans pack the square during the Edmonton Oilers' Orange Crush community rally in Sir Winston Churchill Square in Edmonton on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The Oilers face off against the San Jose Sharks in game five of their first round playoff series Thursday night. Codie McLachlan, The Canadian Press
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Edmonton Oilers fan rally in Churchill Square Thursday, April 20, 2017. Chris Scheetz, 630 CHED

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