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IN-GAME BLOG: Flames vs. Oilers

by Wendy Mach / Edmonton Oilers
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It's the fourth and final Battle of Alberta meeting between the two teams with the Oilers leading the series 2-1. The Flames are looking to play spoiler to the Oilers playoff push. Edmonton is currently six points out of the eighth and final playoff spot.

Ryan Jones draw back into the lineup as Ales Hemsky is out day-to-day. Theo Peckham and Mark Fistric are both healthy scratches.

Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:

Paajarvi - Gagner - Yakupov
Hall - Nugent-Hopkins - Eberle
Jones - Horcoff - Petrell
Smyth - Smithson - Brown

Smid - Petry
N. Schultz - J. Schultz
Whitney - Potter



20:00: Puck has dropped. The game is now underway.

19:34: A pass from TJ Brodie to Mikael Backlund beats Nikolai Khabibulin top shelf. | CGY 1, EDM 0

18:16: And just like that, Lennart Petrell ties it up. | EDM 1, CGY 1

     "HAPPY BIRTHDAY @lennu37! Petrell snaps home his 3rd of the year on his 29th birthday."

16:01: Joey MacDonald with a huge toe save on Taylor Hall's shot. Game remains tied 1-1.

14:14: A turnover in the neutral zone by the Flames gives the Oilers a two-on-one opportunity and a pass from Sam Gagner to Nail Yakupov beats MacDonald glove side.



9:22: The Oilers are off to the powerplay as Mike Cammalleri draws a interference penalty.

8:48: Jordan Eberle tries to go short side but was stopped and a few seconds later, Yakupov picks up the loose puck but was denied by MacDonald.

6:57: A partial breakaway for Cammalleri as he stepped out the box but Ladislav Smid rushed back to break it up.

6:14: And the Oilers are on the penalty kill as Nick Schultz gets two minutes for hooking.

4:26: It's a 5-3 chance for the Flames as Ladislav Smid goes to the box for cross-checking.

0:28: Some pushing and shoving happening between Mike Brown and Mark Giordano.

0:00: And as the period ends, Magnus Paajarvi gets called for hooking. The Oilers will start the second on the penalty kill. Shots on net are 15-11 for the Flames and the game is tied 1-1.


20:00: The second period is now underway. The Oilers are starting the second on the penalty kill as Paajarvi was called for hooking.

19:27: Cammalleri with an early chance and beats Khabibulin but not the post.

18:05: With six seconds left in the powerplay, Tim Jackman drives to the net but was stopped by Khabibulin. Dennis Wideman picks up the loose puck in front and the Flames are up 2-1. | CGY 2, EDM 1

16:27: MacDonald with the glove save on Taylor Hall.

14:47: Sven Baertschi picks up the turnover in the Oilers zone and beats Khabibulin. | CGY 3, EDM 1

14:14: The Oilers go on their fourth penalty kill as Jordan Eberle gets two minutes for hooking.

5:30: Oilers powerplay as Jiri Hudler is called for a hooking penalty.

0:58: Hall with some fancy stick-work but was stopped by MacDonald.

0:01: Tripping penalty called on Maxwell Reinhart with one second left in the period.

0:00: And after 40 minutes of play, the Flames are leading the Oilers 3-1. Shots on net are 26-22 for the Flames.


20:00: The third period is now underway. The Oilers are starting the third on the powerplay as Reinhart was called for tripping Hall.

10:06: Midway through the third, shots on net are 27-26 for the Flames.

9:41: Reinhart with the wrister and beats Khabibulin top shelf. | CGY 4, EDM 1

5:31: Jeff Petry is called for an interference penalty and the Oilers are back on the penalty kill.

4:28: Khabibulin with a huge glove save.

0:00: The Oilers lose to the Flames, 4-1. | CGY 4, EDM 1

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