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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Avalanche

by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

Hall - Nugent-Hopkins - Eberle
Purcell - Roy - Pouliot
Yakupov - Lander - Fraser
Hendricks - Gordon - Gazdic

Defensive Pairings:

Ference - Petry
Klefbom - Fayne
Nikitin - Schultz

Goalies:

Scrivens
Fasth

Scratches: Aulie (suspended), Pitlick (lacerated spleen), Klinkhammer (healthy)



FIRST PERIOD

20:00:
Tonight’s game is now underway.

19:04: Gabriel Landeskog has a chance early on, backhanding a shot on Ben Scrivens from in-close before plowing into the Oilers netminder.

16:10: Jordan Eberle cuts across the slot before firing it on Semyon Varlamov. The shot was smothered by the Avalanche goaltender.

14:17: The first power play of the game goes to Colorado after Luke Gazdic received two minutes for slashing.

7:16: Shots on goal two-thirds into the period were 7-3 for the Avalanche.

4:14: Matt Hendricks dropped the gloves with Cody McLeod. Hendricks slipped early in the fight but recovered enough to get back on his feet and get a few shots in.

52.0: John Mitchell got two minutes for goaltender interference and Anton Lander gets two for cross-checking, putting the teams in a four-on-four situation.

0.0: After one period, shots on goal were 10-9 for Colorado.

SECOND PERIOD

20:00:
Period two starts now.

19:15: Taylor Hall gets two for slashing, sending the Avs back on the power play. 

16:24: Daniel Briere rifled a shot from the right circle that rang off the post.

12:05: Colorado got on the board first. Matt Duchene took the puck in behind the net before skating out front and dishing it over to Briere who deposited the puck into the open net. | COL 1, EDM 0



9:48: Midway through the game, shots are 16-11 for Colorado.

5:30: Tempers flare on both sides when a skirmish erupts high in the Avalanche zone. The result is coincidental minor penalties to Matt Fraser and Gabriel Landeskog.

1:46: Nathan MacKinnon got two minutes for hooking Jeff Petry and with just under two minutes to play in the middle frame, Edmonton heads on its first power play of the night.

0.0: After two, shots are 22-14 for Colorado. In the second, the Avs had a 12-5 shot edge.

THIRD PERIOD

20:00:
Period three is now underway.

18:38: Avalanche come within inches of making it 2-0 with Scrivens down and out and the puck rolling along the crease but the Colorado players can't get to the loose puck.

17:56: Edmonton heads back on the power play after Briere upends Gazdic.

15:57: Just before the penalty expired, Alex Tanguay received two minutes for hooking to send the Oilers back to the power play.

15:13: This time, Edmonton converted. Benoit Pouliot swipes at a loose puck in front and it finds its way past Varlamov. | EDM 1, COL 1



10:00: Shots on goal are 9-0 Oilers so far, midway through the third period.

9:43: Teddy Purcell rings a wrist shot off the iron from the left circle.

7:15: Avs finally register their first shot in the period, with 7:15 to play. Shots are now 11-1 Oilers in period three; 25-23 in the game overall.

0.0: Shots after regulation are 26-25 for Edmonton.

OVERTIME

5:00:
The extra period is now underway!

3:56: Varlamov made a nice stop off Taylor Hall after the Oilers winger took a wrist shot on a two-on-one.

2:37: Scrivens snagged a wrist shot from the high slot by Erik Johnson out of mid-air.

2:29: For an encore, Scrivens made an even nicer glove save off a Brad Stuart one-timer.

0.0: Shots after 65 minutes were 28-28.

SHOOTOUT

ROUND 1: Nathan Mackinnon - saved / Derek Roy - missed net

ROUND 2: Matt Duchene - scored / Jordan Eberle - saved

ROUND 3: Alex Tanguay - scored






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