SOCIALS SAY: Potent posts from Oilers' 3-2 win over Canucks in Game 4

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The Edmonton Oilers called upon backup goalie Calvin Pickard to stave off certain doom with his first NHL playoff start in net on the way to a hard-fought 3-2 win at Rogers Place on Tuesday.

Combined with another game winner in the dying moments of the third period by Evan Bouchard, the Oilers evened the series 2-2 heading back to Vancouver for Game 5 on Thursday (8 p.m., Sportsnet, CBC).

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Here are some of the best — or worst — offerings from twitter.com during Game 4:

We’ll start with an Arturs Silovs appreciation post heading into the Edmonton games from someone who knows a little bit about what he’s talking … uh, about.

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This one might stand as the post of the series. It comes from none other than former Canucks goalie Eddie Lack, a Swedish product who played for them 10 years ago. Hey, if this whole post-playing-career real-estate thing doesn’t end up working out, at least he’s got a bright future in comedy.

While we’re at it, let the comparisons continue.

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Bouchard’s not just Johnny on the Spot in this series. He’s been Mr. Consistency throughout the playoffs.

Of course, there is always a reminder to be found on twitter.com …

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All Oilers fans know there is another, darker side to the Bouchard coin. Perhaps that’s why they allow themselves to celebrate the good times he has on offence so much?

In closing, I’m not going to utter the four-letter R-word that rhymes with Wyatt, but could it already be starting? Will history repeat itself over on the West Coast in these playoffs?

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E-mail: [email protected]On Twitter: @GerryModdejonge

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