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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Blackhawks

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

Pouliot - Nugent-Hopkins - Eberle
Purcell - Roy - Yakupov
Hamilton - Hendricks - Pakarinen
Gazdic - Gordon - Klinkhammer

Defensive Pairings:

Klefbom - Schultz
Marincin - Fayne
Ference - Oesterle

Goalies:

Scrivens
Bachman

Scratches: Pitlick (lacerated spleen), Hall (leg), Fasth (leg), Nikitin (shoulder), Lander (shoulder), Fraser (healthy), Aulie (healthy)



FIRST PERIOD

20:00: Well, after that incredible national anthem performance, we are underway!

18:36: Yakupov, Purcell and Nugent-Hopkins get a quick three shots on net.

16:45: A big chance for Chicago, but turned away by Scrivens.

15:31: Marincin, down low in the corner frees the puck up to an uncovered Eberle who just misses on his opportunity. Fast start to this game for both teams. Shots are 5-4 Oilers.

14:10: Marincin keeps the shot to the outside on a rush. Shots are 6-4 Oilers so far.

08:42: Ben Scrivens. BIG saves.

08:24: Schultz goes to the sin bin for a high-stick.

06:24: That's a nice kill. Oilers even get a couple of shorthanded shots on goal as they fight off the Blackhawks man advantage.

04:45: Derek Roy breaks the shutout! Spins on the spot in the slot and puts it in a rather wide open net. | EDM 1, CHI 0

00:00: First 20 minutes in the book and the Oilers like the result. Edmonton up 1-0 on the home team. | EDM 1, CHI 0

SECOND PERIOD

20:00: Second period is on!

17:21: Oilers kill off an early holding penalty to Marincin.

14:28: Oilers continue to lead in shots, 21-14.

13:08: Scrivens stops Sharp on a breakaway!

11:19: Scrivens stops Toews at the post. Another nice save for the Oilers netminder.

08:59: Another Scrivens save is followed by a scrum in front of the net.

07:46: Scrivens makes another big pad save, this one from point-blank range.

03:20: Lots of zone time for the Oilers with chance after chance.

00:31: Oilers withstood a flurry from the 'Hawks a moment ago. Still a 1-0 game.

00:00: Oilers lead 1-0 after two periods and lead 29-24 in shots. | EDM 1, CHI 0

THIRD PERIOD

20:00: The third period is underway.

18:17: Klefbom's shot rings off the crossbar after hitting something out in front.

11:30: Here come the Blackhawks with a couple of quality chances. No dice, thanks to Scrivens.

09:00: This is a good hockey game. Shots are 38-30 Oilers.

06:02: A big shot from the point ties things up for Chicago. | EDM 1, CHI 1

05:03: Scrivens gloves it. All tied up here with five minutes to play.

00:40: Justin Schultz with an outstanding opportunity but can't get it past Crawford!

00:00: Heading to OT!

OVERTIME

05:00: Here we go. OT.

03:48: NUGE with a shot, but can't find twine.

00:32: Oilers have a 3-on-2 rush but can't connect. Puck goes into the netting.

00:00: OT expired. SKILLS COMP TIME.

SHOOTOUT

EDM: ROY: Stopped.

CHI: TOEWS: Stopped.

EDM: EBERLE: Stopped.

CHI: SHARP: Stopped.

EDM: PURCELL: Backhand stopped.

CHI: VERMETTE: Scores between the legs. Oilers drop 2-1 SO decision.






 

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