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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Ducks

by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers
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Forward Lines:

Pouliot - Nugent-Hopkins - Eberle
Purcell - Roy - Yakupov
Hall - Lander - Miller
Gazdic - Klinkhammer - Fraser

Defensive Pairings:

Klefbom - Schultz
Nikitin - Davidson
Marincin - Aulie



Scratches: Pitlick (lacerated spleen), Pakarinen (knee), Fasth (leg), Fayne (shoulder), Ference (concussion), Gordon (back), Hendricks (back)


20:00: Game is underway.

18:00: Oilers carried the play early on, firing the first three shots of the game on Ducks netminder Frederik Andersen.

16:17: Anaheim got on the board with their first shot of the game. Francois Beauchemin wired a shot past Ben Scrivens to make it a 1-0 affair. | ANA 1, EDM 0

11:39: Shots at the first TV timeout were 5-2 Oilers.

10:01: Anaheim extended its lead to 2-0. Jakob Silfverberg stole the puck from Justin Schultz in the corner of the Oilers zone then quickly threw it out front to Nate Thompson. Thompson made no mistake, quickly redirecting the puck in the top corner. | ANA 2, EDM 0

6:18: Shots are even at 5-5 with just over six minutes to play in the period.

0.0: Shots after the first period were even at 7-7.


20:00: The middle frame has begun. 

15:32: Scrivens snags a shot from Thompson at the top of the right faceoff circle out of the air. In a slow start to the period, Ducks are outshooting the Oilers 2-0.

14:52: The first penalty of the game went to Anaheim. James Wisniewski was sent off for hooking just over five minutes into the frame.

12:41: Anaheim carried the play for the penalty kill as the Oilers didn't come close to scoring. The best chance came after Wisniewski left the box. He sprung in alone on a breakaway but shot wide.

11:27: Corey Perry skated in on a two-on-one with Ryan Getzlaf. Perry tried to pass the puck across to Getzlaf but it was blocked by Keith Aulie. The puck came back to Perry and he decided to shoot. He beat Scrivens on the blocker side to make it 3-zip. The point on the goal was number 600 in the career of Perry. | ANA 3, EDM 0

10:51: Anaheim goes on the power play for the first time on the night after Taylor Hall got sent off for two for unsportsmanlike conduct after he was decked by Wisniewski.

7:54: Shortly after the penalty expired, Simon Depres wired a shot from the left side boards that bounced in off Nikita Nikitin and in. | ANA 4, EDM 0

5:45: Shots on goal were 17-15 for Anaheim with just over five minutes to go in the second.

5:03: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins received two minutes for holding and Nate Thompson two for embellishment, setting up two minutes of four-on-four hockey.

3:15: Near the end of the four-on-four, Kyle Palmieri was sprung all alone on a breakaway. His deke attempt was denied by Scrivens.

2:55: Coming back the other way, Jordan Eberle spotted Nugent-Hopkins with a quick feed at the top of the crease after RNH just came out of the box. Nugent-Hopkins made no mistake, flicking it past Andersen to make it a three-goal deficit. | ANA 4, EDM 1

0.0: Shots after 40 minutes were 19-18 for Anaheim.


20:00: The third period is underway.

15:00: Anaheim carried the play early in the period, outshooting the Oilers 4-1.

14:46: A penalty shot was awarded to Andrew Cogliano after Oscar Klefbom chopped him from behind on a breakaway.

14:46: Cogliano skated in and did a quick head fake and stickhandle before firing the shot high on Scrivens to put the Ducks up by four. | ANA 5, EDM 1

10:05: Cam Fowler decked Nikitin from behind into the boards. For his efforts, he got two minutes for cross-checking.

8:05: Oilers were unable to generate much on the man advantage. Shots are now 24-23 for Anaheim.

39.1: Tempers flare on a delayed penalty call in the final minute. There's some pushing and shoving after the whistle but the only minor was Anaheim's initial call to Rickard Rackell.

0.0: Final shot count: 27-23 for Anaheim.

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