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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Capitals

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

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

Defensive Pairings:

Ference - Petry
Klefbom - Schultz
Nikitin - Fayne

Goalies:

Fasth
Scrivens

Scratches: Aulie (healthy), Pitlick (lacerated spleen), Gazdic (healthy)



FIRST PERIOD

20:00:
Tonight's game is underway!

18:12: Ovechkin scores on a one-timer blast on a delayed penalty. | WSH 1, EDM 0

12:14: Shots are 5-0 Washington.

08:44: Mike Green will sit two for interference. Oilers on the power play!

06:49: Petry goes to the box for interference.

06:02: Ovechkin again. Nearly identical one-timer from the left circle. He broke the camera inside the net. | WSH 2, EDM 0

05:09: Yakupov shoots, Roy is on the doorstep for the score! Oilers draw within one. | WSH 2, EDM 1

02:26: Celebrations cut short. Caps get another. Carlson's shot is redirected in off the stick of Beagle.

00:00: That closes out the first period. Shots are 8-6 for the Caps. | WSH 3, EDM 1

SECOND PERIOD

20:00:
The second period is underway.

16:03: Nikitin's point shot is covered by Holtby.

12:09: Fayne will sit two minutes, giving Washington another PP.

11:54: Viktor Fasth hangs on to make a save with Capitals swarming in close.

09:34: Penalty killed off. Fasth is run into by Joel Ward on a partial break.

04:49: Lander draws a penalty. Oilers back on the PP.

00:03: Nikitin hammers home a point shot on the PP with 3.6 seconds left in second. | WSH 3, EDM 2

THIRD PERIOD

20:00:
The third period is underway.

16:55: Oilers on an early power play! Niskanen for roughing.

14:10: Oilers get a couple of shots on that PP but no goal, still down by one.

13:20: Backstrom tips a long-range shot in for the two-goal lead. | WSH 4, EDM 2

12:47: Roy draws a penalty. Here we go, back to the PP.

10:47: A smothering PK for the Caps. Oilers still trail by two.

08:37: Beagle to the dog house, I mean penalty box. Oilers on the power play again.

05:05: About five minutes remaining. Oilers continue to play catch up, down by two.

04:11: Purcell SNIPE! Oilers draw within one. | WSH 4, EDM 3

01:47: Fasth pulled for the extra attacker.

01:00: OILERS SCORE! Ryan Nugent-Hopkins sneaks one in! | EDM 4, WSH 4



00:00:
FREE HOCKEY. | EDM 4, WSH 4

OVERTIME

  05:00:
Here we go.

02:00: A couple of HUGE saves by Fasth save the day so far. Oilers turn it back and it nearly trickles in.

00:00: Second straight game the Oilers have went to a shootout.

SHOOTOUT

KUZNETSOV:
Scores. Nice moves.

YAKUPOV: Denied.

BACKSTROM: Kicked away!

EBERLE: Stopped.

OVECHKIN: STOPPED!!!

ROY: SCORES!!! ALL TIED UP!

FEHR: STOPPED!

PURCELL: SCORES!!!! OILERS WIN!!!!



 
 




 



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