The Edmonton Oilers Stanley Cup dreams came to a close Monday night after the Avalanche defeated the team 6-5, sweeping the team 4-0 in the Western Conference Final.
It may not the be season-ender fans were hoping for, but many took to social media after the game touting that, hey, the Oilers at least won the Battle of Alberta 4-1 against the Calgary Flames and turned around a season that many thought was finished late last year.
From the outpouring of support, love and memes for the team, Oilers fans seem to be pretty proud of the final product the team whipped up for the 2021/22 season.
The Oilers will always be the 2022 Battle of Alberta Champions. Nobody can take that away.
— Adam (@OilersAdam) June 7, 2022
Losing always sucks, but if you told me at literally any point this season that the Oilers would end up making the conference finals (and winning the first Battle of Alberta in 30 years along the way), I would have assumed it was too good to be true. I’m calling this a win.
— Aaron Hoyland (@aaronhoyland) June 7, 2022
It’s fine the Battle of Alberta was my Stanley Cup anyway
— Andrea Ross (@_rossandrea) June 7, 2022
Well, the better team won… But, the better team won the battle of Alberta first #LetsGoOilers
— John Corrigan (@gnamsu) June 7, 2022
The love for the Oilers was sent from the Stelter family as well, with six-year-old Ben Stelter becoming a fixture for fans during the playoff run. Ben’s dad, Mike Stelter, thanked everyone for “all the love this season.”
— Mike Stelter (@m_dan25) June 7, 2022
I’m so proud of the #Oilers for taking a massive step forward this year and reaching the Western Conference Final. This is the start of something special for this group. They will be back in 2023! #LetsGoOilers pic.twitter.com/EmxtACERZG
— Eric Friesen 🏒 (@EricJFriesen) June 7, 2022
From 5 points out of a Playoff Spot mid-season to the Western Conference Final. What a run.#LetsgoOilers
— Captain Jack 🏴☠️ (@OilersJack) June 7, 2022
— Cory’s Last Name (@CorysLastName) June 7, 2022
Before Tippett was fired people didn’t think we’d even make the playoffs and they made it to the WCF. So proud of these boys and excited as hell for next season. Now for the love of god Leon get your leg fixed! #LetsGoOilers
— x-Shannon (@Shanny19) June 7, 2022
— Rachel Notley (@RachelNotley) June 7, 2022
So very proud of this team. They made it further than a lot of people thought they were going to. Battled a lot of injuries and gained a lot of experiance. I’m extremely excited for next year and hope the boys have a great summer #letsgooilers pic.twitter.com/D35uyPzbPP
— Matty🇨🇦 (@PrairieAgMF) June 7, 2022
36 days. That’s how long our playoff run lasted.
Our city needed that. Our fans needed that. #LetsGoOilers
— Yamamoto97 (@Yamamoto97) June 7, 2022
We beat the two teams we were better than, and lost to the one we weren’t. It sucks, but I’m proud of this team. #LetsGoOilers
— Peter (@Peterf_94) June 7, 2022