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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Flames

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

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

Defensive Pairings:

Ference - Petry
Klefbom - Schultz
Aulie-Fayne

Goalies:

Scrivens
Fasth

Scratches: Nikitin (shoulder), Pitlick (lacerated spleen), Hall (leg)



FIRST PERIOD

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

17:17: Off the draw, Eberle picks the puck up and fires it past Hiller! Nugent-Hopkins with the assist. | EDM 1, CGY 0



13:37: Quick recap: Two fights. Aulie vs. Bollig is followed immediately by Gazdic vs. Engelland. Battle of Alberta is heating up.

13:35: Hendricks will sit two for roughing. Oilers on the PK.

12:22: Scrivens! The Oilers goalie flashes the glove. Beauty of a stop.

08:19: Eberle finds Pouliot in front and he is MONEY. Oilers go up by two. | EDM 2, CGY 0

00:00: A nice start for the Oilers. They head into the second up by two. | EDM 2, CGY 0

SECOND PERIOD

20:00: The second period is underway!

13:30: The Flames have gotten the bulk of zone time this period, but the score remains 2-0.

12:49: Eberle throws on the brakes and shakes a defender but Hiller makes the save.

12:06: David Jones to the sin bin. Oilers on the PP.

07:20: Yeah.... Scrivens has been pretty good tonight. 21 saves so far.

07:09: Pouliot to the box for hooking.

05:09: Penalty killed! Back to even strength.

04:19: Even when he doesnt see the puck, Scrivens makes the save. Puck flipped high in the air, Scrivens loses it and then covers when it lands in the crease.

02:33:  Hiller gloves a shot by Lander.

00:00: No goals in the second, but a strong performance by Scrivens keeps the Oilers on top. | EDM 2, CGY 0

THIRD PERIOD

20:00: The third period is underway.

17:04: Mason Raymond pots a goal. It's 2-1. | EDM 2, CGY 1

15:23: A CHANCE FOR KLINKHAMMER! The big guy has some speed, but cant convert.

13:44: Bouma scores to tie things up. | EDM 2, CGY 2

11:18: Flames take the lead. Puck deflects in off the skate of Aulie on PP. | CGY 3, EDM 2

08:50: Eberle rings one off the metal. Sill trailing. Plenty of hockey left.

07:09: Fraser gets called for a slash.

03:33: 2-on-1, Flames score. Oilers trail by two after leading by as much. | CGY 4, EDM 2

01:38: Scrivens pulled.

00:00: Oilers allow four-straight goals. Drop 4-2 decision to Calgary. | CGY 4, EDM 2





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