Wait ‘till next year?

It’s been 13 years since the Edmonton Oilers have managed to beat the Boston Bruins.

You have to go back to ‘Ought Ought.’

The year was 2000.

“I never understand those stats,” said Oilers’ head coach Dallas Eakins.

Forget the stats. What’s really hard to understand is the way the Oilers came out and were down 3-0 by the end of the first period and then stormed back, out-playing the Eastern Conference-leading Stanley Cup finalist in the final two frames like they belonged on the same ice.

“I don’t know if we won a battle in the first period,” said Eakins.

“I don’t know if we were like, ‘Gee, the Bruins are in town, they’re one of the top teams in the league and we need to play cautious.’

“You can’t play cautious against anybody. You’ll get killed. You’ll give them too much time and space.

“At the start of the second period we started skating.

“Sometimes there’s no answers for that — how you can come out and be behind the eight ball like that on period and then come back and dominate the next.”

In the span since the Oilers last beat the Boston team they twice won Stanley Cup finals against, only four current members of the Oilers have scored a goal against the B’s.

Only two of them — Taylor Hall and Ales Hemsky — scored them in Oilers’ uniforms.

Andrew Ference and David Perron scored the others.

The stat remained true even with the two goals the Oilers managed to score in the second period to turn a 3-0 game into a 3-2 game before the Boston empty-netter.