They may not have gotten the result they wanted, but they got one wild ride to game seven.

Hub Town Brewing was among the gathering places for Edmonton Oilers fans and Canadian hockey fans in general on Monday evening, with the prospect of bringing the cup home for the first time in 30 years a very real possibility.

It was a sea of orange and blue at the Elizabeth Street Brewery, and the business marked the occasion with custom-printed cans of Oilers Lager in tribute to Okotoks Oiler turned Edmonton Oiler, Dylan Holloway.

It ultimately ended in heartbreak, with a 2-1 win simultaneously securing the Florida Panthers with their first NHL Stanley Cup championship win and extending Canada's Stanley Cup drought to 31 years.

Still, the Oilers' tremendous comeback from a 3-0 series deficit that brought them to game seven gave them plenty to be happy about.

For Leo and Teri Ouellette, Oilers diehards since '79, it took them right back to Edmonton's unforgettable run in the 80s.

"We were there in the age when they had their big run, we celebrated on Jasper Avenue, we were part of that energy. We actually just spent the weekend in Edmonton, there was a great sense of deja vu for those of us that saw it the first time around," says Teri.

For Leo, that comeback is one he won't soon forget, especially the 8-1 win that started it.

"It's hard to come back to win four straight. This is a big miracle and testament to the Oilers, hope they didn't lose faith. Everyone has been saying, 'Believe, believe, believe.' As they were coming back 8-1, it kind of gave a shock to the world, and to the Panthers."

Stephen Amonson is another Oilers lifer who took in the final at Hub Town.

His partner, Megan King, recalls the trepidation heading into game four, having already witnessed three straight losses.

"We had tickets to game four in Edmonton and we knew they'd lost the last three games. It was a birthday present he'd gotten for me, and I didn't want to watch them lose. I still had some faith, but I didn't want to drive to Edmonton and watch them lose."

Amonson says the elation that followed is unmatched.

"We still went, we say the 8-1 game, it was one of the best games of our lives. She was crying the whole time... It was electric. I've never seen Rogers like that."