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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Flames

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

Hall - Nugent-Hopkins - Eberle
Perron - Arcobello - Purcell
Yakupov - Draisaitl - Pitlick
Hendricks - Gordon - Pinizzotto

Defensive Pairings:

Ference - Petry
Klefbom - Fayne
Hunt - Schultz

Goalies:

Fasth
Scrivens

Scratches: Nikitin (back), Pouliot (broken foot), Gazdic (healthy), Aulie (healthy)



FIRST PERIOD

20:00:
Today's game is now underway.

18:43: Taylor Hall gets fed out in front of Hiller by Jeff Petry but can't bury the chance.

12:52: Joe Colborne scores, putting the rebound past a sprawling Fasth. | CGY 1, EDM 0

11:28: Johnny Gaudreau scores alone in the slot to put Calgary up 2-0. | CGY 2, EDM 0

11:12: Gaudreau again on a breakaway. | CGY 3, EDM 0
00:00: The first period has come to an end as the Oilers will have some work to do down by three. | CGY 3, EDM 0

SECOND PERIOD

20:00:
The second period is underway.

10:46: Nearing the midway point of the second and the Oilers have gained the lead in shots, 14-11.

04:08: Another Oilers shot is swallowed up by Hiller. Oilers lead in shots 18-12.

01:41: Perron's shot is stopped by Hiller. Oilers putting pressure on but can't find twine.

00:00: Oilers trail by three heading into the third, despite a much better second period. | CGY 3, EDM 0

THIRD PERIOD

20:00:
The third period is underway.

15:37: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins gives the Oilers life! Edmonton now down by two after he tips in a Schultz shot from the point. | CGY 3, EDM 1

13:19: Scrivens making saves under duress! Oilers hanging in there, trying to make it a one-goal game. Then anything can happen.

11:36: Here comes that competitive fire. Lots of pushing and shoving after some more Scrivens saves.

09:43: That could be the dagger. Plenty of hockey left but Glencross puts the Flames up 4-1.

03:32: Time is winding down here in Calgary. Oilers with another scoring chance, but Hiller shuts the door.

00:00: The Oilers can't get the offence clicking. Calgary's early lead buries them. | CGY 4, EDM 1





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