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IN-GAME BLOG: Jets at Oilers

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers
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The Edmonton Oilers take on the Vancouver Canucks tonight in their fifth pre-season game. 

Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:

Omark - Gordon - Yakupov
Joensuu - Arcobello - Pitlick
Jones - Lander - Hamilton
Eager - Acton - Brown

Ference - Belov
Smid - Larsen
N.Schultz - Fedun



20:00: The first period is now underway.

16:13: Grant Clitsome trips up Ryan Hamilton and the Oilers are on their first power play of the game.

10:40: Andrew Gordon to the sin bin for a charging penalty and Edmonton has their second power play of the night. Shots are 3-1 in Oilers favor.

10:16: Boyd Gordon draws an interference call and it's 4-on-4 for a minute and some change.

09:36: A party in the penalty box. Evander Kane sitting 2 minutes for hooking.

08:18: So. Many. Penalties. Taylor Fedun heads to the box for the Oilers. 2 min for hooking.

05:36: It continues! Smid to the box for roughing. Maybe the officials were concerned the box was empty for a bit there.

03:19: Smid comes out of timeout. The Oilers with an effective PK on that go around.

0:58: Chris Thorburn scores for the Jets. Looked like he had shot it wide but a freak deflection off of Dubnyk's stick and it falls in. | WPG 1, EDM 0

00:00: The Jets will take the lead into the locker room as period numero uno comes to a close. The Oilers lead in shots 8-7. | WPG 1, EDM 0


20:00: The second period is underway!

17:21: Did you blink? You probably missed it then. Jesse Joensuu scores his third goal of the pre-season and the Oilers tie it up! Tyler Pitlick freed the puck up off the boards and sent it in front of the Jets net and Joensuu finished it off. | WPG 1, EDM 1

10:38: Anton Belov sends the puck inside from the point and Will Acton re-directs the puck from the slot to take the lead! | WPG 1, EDM 2

05:00: five minutes to go in the second and the shots are 17-13 in the Oilers favour!

3:31: Nick Schultz to the sin bin for holding.

2:05: Devan Dubnyk flashes the glove and gives the Jets shooter a highlight reel case of denied. Big save for the Oilers.

00:00: Two periods in the book and two Oilers goals in that period. Oilers lead in shots 19-17. | WPG 1, EDM 2


20:00: Here come the Oilers! The third period is underway at Rexall Place. 

19:05: Larsen sits 2 minutes for tripping. 

11:29: Kane takes some late swipes at Dubnyk and Mike Brown responds. Some pushing and shoving but the officials break it up. Kane and Brown head to the box for roughing.

6:43: Nick Schultz takes a hooking penalty to put Winnipeg on the power play.

6:31: The power play is very shortlived as Jacob Trouba gets sent off for high sticking only 12 seconds later.

0:00: That's the game as the final buzzer goes.

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