The Edmonton Oilers' Game 5 win over the San Jose Sharks is special not so much due to the OT goal itself but to what happened before it.

The Edmonton Oilers' Game 5 win over the San Jose Sharks is special not so much due to the OT goal itself but to what happened before it.

Edmonton Oiler goalie Cam Talbot with his bigger than life bobble head on the concourse of Rogers Place on March 3, 2107. Photo by Shaughn Butts / Postmedia

Edmonton Oiler goalie Cam Talbot with his bigger than life bobble head on the concourse of Rogers Place on March 3, 2107. Photo by Shaughn Butts / Postmedia

Oscar Klefbom is just coming into his own as an offensive Edmonton Oilers' defenceman with 10 goals

Oscar Klefbom is just coming into his own as an offensive Edmonton Oilers' defenceman with 10 goals

Edmonton Oilers defenceman Matthew Benning.

Edmonton Oilers defenceman Matthew Benning.

What was supposed to be a quick and easy kill for the Edmonton Oilers dragged out into a long and uncomfortable struggle Saturday.

What was supposed to be a quick and easy kill for the Edmonton Oilers dragged out into a long and uncomfortable struggle Saturday.

Edmonton Oilers winger Milan Lucic doesn’t have to be the Angry Young Man every night, but before the Arizona Coyotes came to town Monday, he was aware he had a meagre 18 PIMs, with nary a minor pe…

Edmonton Oilers winger Milan Lucic doesn’t have to be the Angry Young Man every night, but before the Arizona Coyotes came to town Monday, he was aware he had a meagre 18 PIMs, with nary a minor pe…

Edmonton Oilers Zack Kassian (44) pushes Minnesota Wild's Nino Niederreiter (22) to the ice during third period NHL action on Sunday, December 4, 2016 in Edmonton. Greg Southam / Postmedia (To go with a sports story.) Photos off Oilers game for multiple writers copy in Dec. 5 editions.

Edmonton Oilers Zack Kassian (44) pushes Minnesota Wild's Nino Niederreiter (22) to the ice during third period NHL action on Sunday, December 4, 2016 in Edmonton. Greg Southam / Postmedia (To go with a sports story.) Photos off Oilers game for multiple writers copy in Dec. 5 editions.

Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid, back, and Milan Lucic celebrate McDavid's goal against the Vancouver Canucks during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday October 28, 2016.

Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid, back, and Milan Lucic celebrate McDavid's goal against the Vancouver Canucks during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday October 28, 2016.

The Edmonton Oilers hosted the San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarter-final series at Rogers Place on Wednesday, April 13.

The Edmonton Oilers hosted the San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarter-final series at Rogers Place on Wednesday, April 13.

Edmonton's Oscar Klefbom (77) battles Detroit's Henrik Zetterberg (40) during the first period of a NHL game between the Edmonton Oilers and the Detroit Red Wings at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

Edmonton's Oscar Klefbom (77) battles Detroit's Henrik Zetterberg (40) during the first period of a NHL game between the Edmonton Oilers and the Detroit Red Wings at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

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