It may have looked like a game from another age. But it really was a game for the ages.
It was very much a trip on a time machine back to the early 1980s when the Edmonton Oilers were the most dangerous team on the ice at either end.
But it was a memory maker in any era.
And what happened on the special visit of Ron McLean and Don Cherry to celebrate Hockey Night In Canada's 60th season actually trumped anything that happened in the '80s.
Never did Wayne Gretzky and the gang get 56 shots in a night. Not once.
There are expectations for this young talented team of top draft picks to produce some magic which hasn't been seen around here for years. But who came to the rink last night expecting to see this team break a single game offensive record registered by arguable the greatest offensive team in NHL history.
When Jordan Eberle scored into an empty net to bring the Oilers back from a 4-1 deficit and win 5-3, it broke the record of 55 from 1986.
An Oilers win for all ages
Edmonton Sun | Feb 17