The Edmonton Oilers sent their fans into a social media frenzy Sunday night with their dazzling defeat of the Anaheim Ducks in a do-or-die game in their NHL playoff series.
Among the hashtags that were trending on Twitter during Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinal were #duckhunt, #game7 and #draisaitl. Leon Draisaitl’s three-goal performance, one that saw him be named the game’s first star, also earned its own hashtag: #hattrick.
The atmosphere in Edmonton was intense for the home game as it marked the first time in the 2017 playoffs that the Oilers were faced with the possibility of elimination.
Watch below: The Oilers are headed back to California for Game 7 in Anaheim. The team won Game 6 in decisive fashion and as Shallima Maharaj reports, the excitement in Edmonton was everywhere after the game.
Photos and videos of fans celebrating after the win continued to come rushing in on Twitter after the game.
Here’s a look at some of the Tweets posted Sunday night: