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BLOG: Caggiula's goal was foretold

by Chris Wescott / Head Writer

Drake Caggiula should have known he'd score at some point in Game 4 - his teammates seemed to sense it.

"I had (Zack) Kassian in my ear the whole game telling me that today is the day the hockey Gods are going to be in my favour and 'you're going to score, you're going to score,'" said Caggiula. "After I finally potted that one in he came up and said 'I told you so, I told you so.'"

Caggiula tied the game at 3-3 late in the third period to send it to overtime. Kassian had predicted the big moment from his rookie linemate.

"I just thought we were working hard and playing with pace," said Kassian. "If we play that way, I just felt there were aspects in the game where we had chances we didn't finish. I just felt we were going to get one. He'd been working hard all night and I felt something was going to click."

The goal was Caggiula's first career playoff point of any kind.

"It was special," he said. "You think back to when you were a kid playing mini sticks in your basement or whatever and pretending you were playing for the Stanley Cup. To finally score a goal in the Stanley Cup (playoffs), and at the time the goal was a really important one for us, it was a pretty special feeling."

Caggiula said Milan Lucic also told him before the game that the night was as good as any to get his first. It seems the Oilers may have a few crystal balls amongst the sticks and gloves in the dressing room.

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