"That’s $200 worth of beef" "The tradition continues": NHL fans react as steak thrown onto the ice during Oilers vs. Canucks Game 6

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Vancouver Canucks at Edmonton Oilers
Fans react as steak thrown onto the ice during Oilers vs. Canucks Game 6

The Rogers Place crowd was electrifying as the Edmonton Oilers took on the Vancouver Canucks in Game 6 of their playoff series. The Oilers dominated the game, winning 5-1 and forcing Game 7.

However, it wasn't just the on-ice action that had fans talking; it was the Alberta-grade T-bone steaks that flew over the glass and onto the ice, not once, but twice.

The first steak made its appearance just before the game started, setting the tone for what would be a wild night. As the Oilers' victory seemed increasingly certain, another steak found its way onto the ice.

Fans quickly took to social media to share their thoughts on the behavior of the crowd. One fan, clearly impressed by the quality of the meat, remarked,

"That's $200 worth of beef on the ice there!"

Another fan commented:

"I'm so happy! The tradition continues."

For those unfamiliar with the backstory, a helpful fan explained:

"For anyone that don't know the backstory the Detroit Red Wings threw an Octopus on the ice every playoff game so the Oilers fans countered when they were playing each other in 2006 with Alberta Beef at their games."

Here are some more fan reactions:

"Imagine trying to represent your province by throwing a $7 steak on the ice," one fan wrote on X.
"Whomever smuggled that in to the arena was sitting there with that in their pocket for at least a couple of hours," another fan wrote.
"Why do people throw food onto the ice? its such a waste of both food and money," a user wrote.

Oilers dominate Canucks in 5-1 victory, forcing Game 7

Dylan Holloway opened the scoring for the Oilers eight minutes into the first period, thanks to an assist from Leon Draisaitl. The Canucks managed to even the score less than two minutes later when Nils Hoglander, set up by Elias Pettersson, found the back of the net.

The Oilers gained the lead seven minutes into the second period. McDavid showcased his playmaking skills, finding Zach Hyman in the slot. His deflected shot found its way into the net. McDavid continued to make an impact, setting up Bouchard for his fifth postseason goal, giving Edmonton a 3-1 advantage.

The Oilers carried their momentum into the third period, extending their lead to 4-1 just 3:25 in. McDavid's third assist of the game came from an impressive backhand pass to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who buried the puck perfectly.

Evander Kane scored with seven minutes remaining in the third period, sealing the 5-1 victory for the Oilers.

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