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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Blues

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines based on morning skate:

Hall - Nugent-Hopkins - Eberle
Gazdic - Draisaitl - Perron
Yakupov- Arcobello - Purcell
Joensuu - Gordon - Pinizzotto

Defensive Pairings:

Schultz - Ference
Nikitin - Fayne
Klefbom - Petry

Goalies:

Scrivens
Fasth

Scratches: Aulie, Marincin, Hendricks (leg), Pouliot (broken foot)



FIRST PERIOD

20:00:
Tonight's game is underway.

18:10: Steve Ott and Steve Pinizzotto drop the glves and go after it. Nice little tilt to kick things off.

15:09: Draisaitl to the sin bin for holding.

14:08: The post comes up big for the Oilers. That was close.

12:08: The Blues are bringing it early. St. Louis leads in shots 10-1.

08:25: Oshie gives the Blues the 1-0 lead. | STL 1, EDM 0

01:01: Nikitin fires a slap shot on net but Allen covers up.

00:00: Oilers escape a 15-shot first period by the Blues down by one. | STL 1, EDM 0

SECOND PERIOD

20:00:
The second period is underway.

18:19: Blues 3-on-1 rush attempt goes wide.

17:15: Scrivens stops Steen in close.

14:09: Draisaitl sets up Perron in the slot and he finds twine. All tied up! | EDM 1, STL 1

09:42: Oilers and Blues are tied at one, with St. Louis leading in shots 20-8.

03:14: Hall sets up Nikitin with a nice pass and he redirects the puck past Allen. Oilers take the lead! | EDM 2, STL 1

00:00: Oilers take a 2-1 lead into the locker room after two periods. | EDM 2, STL 1

THIRD PERIOD

20:00:
The third period is underway.

19:27: Blues tie it up. Shattenkirk from just inside the blue line. | EDM 2, STL 2

16:05: Hall with another great assist! Mark Arcobello gives the Oilers back the lead. | EDM 3, STL 2

10:54: Oilers are trying to hold on. A giveaway in front gives the Blues a prime scoring chance but Joensuu saves the day with a block.

07:35: A scramble out in front, Scrivens makes 1 then 2 saves but he cant make the third one and Blues tie it up. | STL 3, EDM 3

05:30: Oilers are on a huge PK right now as Klefbom goes off for delay of game.

03:45: Big penalty? Killed off. Oilers maintain the tie.

01:04: Oilers trail in shots by a wide margin but they remained tied with St Louis at three.

00:08: SCRIVENS WITH ANOTHER HUGE SAVE!

00:00: The second straight game, the Oilers will see OT action.

OVERTIME

05:00:
Buckle up! It's OT

03:11: Oilers Fayne takes a tripping call.

00:39: Tarasenko scores. Blues win. Stay tuned for post-game coverage. | STL 4, EDM 3 


 











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