Oilers execute Flying V; Crosby impressed

You know you’ve done something impressive on the ice when the world’s greatest player wants to see the replay.

Though he had yet to see footage, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby had high praise for the young Edmonton Oilers’ execution of Disney’s dynamic “Flying V” attack during their loss to the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday.

Oilers head coach Ralph Krueger was asked about the triangular breakout, helmed by veteran Ryan Smyth at the pointy end, during the team’s pregame press conference on Thursday:

Although the rushing strategy failed to yield a goal, it did create a scoring chance for Edmonton.

The jailbreak formation, of course, is inspired by the natural phenomenon that is avian migration and, to a much greater extent, 2004’s Emilio Estevez vehicle D2: The Mighty Ducks.

Watch: Coach Krueger talks about his “overexcited” Oilers and the Flying V on Thursday (at 5:18 mark):

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