The Town of Cochrane is throwing its support behind the Edmonton Oilers in their bid to do what hasn't been done since 1942.

The flag is being raised at 9 a.m. at The Station, and the public is welcome to attend.

Last night, the Jack Tennant Memorial Bridge was lit in the blue and orange of the Oilers.

The Oilers face the Florida Panthers in Game Seven of the NHL final, and should they win, they'll be the first club in the modern NHL to complete the reverse sweep. The Toronto Leafs were the last to do it against the Red Wings.

A win would also mark the first time a Canadian-based team has won the coveted cup since 1993.

Oilers captain Connor McDavid is giving chase to an NHL playoff record held by hockey legend Wayne Gretzky. He has already beat Gretzky's long-standing record of 31 assists in a single post-season run and is just five points away from the Great One's record of 47 set in the 1985 playoffs.

Despite being a diehard Flames fan, Councillor Morgan Nagel rallied the support of his colleagues to raise the flag, calling it a significant history moment for Alberta and Canada. He had secured a flag in advance of the flag raising in hopes of a positive response.

Nagel also got favourable response to a quick poll he launched on the local Rants and Raves Facebook page. Of the 344 votes, 73 per cent favoured raising the flag, 16 per cent said they would never support the Oilers and nine per cent said they don't care about hockey.