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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Canucks

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

Hall - Nugent-Hopkins - Eberle
Perron - Arcobello - Purcell
Pouliot - Draisaitl - Yakupov
Hendricks - Gordon - Joensuu

Defensive Pairings:

Nikitin - Fayne
Ference - Petry
Hunt - Schultz

Goalies:

Fasth
Scrivens

FIRST PERIOD

20:00:
Tonight's game is underway.

16:53: The Oilers trail in shots 2-0 early.

15:34: The Oilers get a power play as Burrows sits for tripping.

15:19: Brad Hunt scores his first NHL goal! A PPG on a one-timer from the point. | EDM 1, VAN 0

09:29: Arcobello makes it 2-0! He puts away a pass by Purcell. | EDM 2, VAN 0

00:10: Vancouver draws within one. D. Sedin shoots it and it's tipped in by H. Sedin. 500th career assist for D. Sedin. | EDM 2, VAN 1

00:00: The Oilers jump out to a 2-0 lead, but it's 2-1 at the end of the first. Shots are 10-5 for Edmonton. | EDM 2, VAN 1

SECOND PERIOD

20:00:
The second period is underway.

17:38: Pouliot leaves it for Yakupov and he walks in from the blueline and tucks it in under Miller's pad. | EDM 3, VAN 1

15:34: Vancouver's Bonino scores to make it a one-goal game again.

12:22: Taylor Hall gets a 4:00 high-sticking penalty.

11:24: Jesse Joensuu with a wicked shorthanded breakaway goal. Oilers back on top by two. | EDM 4, VAN 2

09:12: On the power play, Vrbata gets one for Vancouver. | EDM 4, VAN 3

03:42: Hendricks to the box for delay of game. Oilers on the PK.

02:57: NOT SO FASTH. Oilers goalie is coming up big.

02:08: Justin Schultz plays a 2-on-1 rush to perfection. Breaks up that Canucks opportunity.

00:00: Oilers outshot 21-8 in the second period, but they're ahead where it counts. | EDM 4, VAN 3

THIRD PERIOD

20:00:
The third period is underway.

15:35: Ference to the box. Oilers on the PK.

13:39: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins gets into a fight with Dan Humhuis. He lands his fair share.

12:54: Vancouver ties it up. | EDM 4, VAN 4

04:22: Still tied at 4-4.

03:00: Oilers on the power play!

02:40: Boyd Gordon out in front, nearly pushes it by Miller! So close.

01:58: David Perron with a great scoring chance out in front! Miller makes the save.

00:00: We're going to oooooooooooooverrrtttiiiiiimmmmmeee... | EDM 4, VAN 4

SHOOTOUT

00:00: Bonino stopped.

00:00: Eberle misses.

00:00: Vrbata... STOPPED.

00:00: Perron is stopped.

00:00: Higgins scores... | VAN 5, EDM 4











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