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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Hurricanes

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

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

Defensive Pairings:

Klefbom - Schultz
Marincin - Fayne
Ference - Oesterle

Aulie

Goalies:

Bachman
Scrivens


Scratches: Pitlick (lacerated spleen), Hall (leg), Fasth (leg), Nikitin (shoulder), Lander (shoulder), Fraser (healthy), Aulie (healthy), Pouliot (illness)



FIRST PERIOD

20:00: Hockey earlier in the day? Sounds good.

16:30: Bachman is getting some work early. Five shots for Caroline in game's first four minutes.

11:48: Oilers on the power play after Roy got tripped.

09:41: Oilers goal! Turnover in the neutral zone and then NUGE snipes it. | EDM 1, CAR 0

08:20: Gazdic to the sin bin for tripping. Oilers on the PK.

00:00: Thanks to RNH, Oilers have the lead heading into the second period. | EDM 1, CAR 0

SECOND PERIOD

20:00: The second period is coming in hot.

17:00: Canes lead in shots 13-6.

14:05: Oilers on the power play for the second time today.

13:15: Jordan Eberle ends his drought! He scores on the PP to give Edmonton a 2-0 lead. | EDM 2, CAR 0

12:01: The Nuge is huge. Oilers get second-straight PPG and Nugent-Hopkins is on hat trick alert. | EDM 3, CAR 0

10:38: Semin scores for Carolina. | EDM 3, CAR 1

07:00: Lindholm redirects a shot in for Carolina. | EDM 3, CAR 2

04:37: Skinner ties the game on a 5-on-3 power play. | EDM 3, CAR 3

00:00: Oilers watch their lead disappear into the eye of the storm. Tied hockey game after 40 minutes. | EDM 3, CAR 3

THIRD PERIOD

20:00: The third period is underway.

18:20: Carolina gets another PPG. | CAR 4, EDM 3

13:42: Skinner scores on the PP. | CAR 5, EDM 3

13:11: Another Carolina goal. | CAR 6, EDM 3

10:29:  Nugent-Hopkins gets the hat trick! Fired a shot in from the slot. | CAR 6, EDM 4

02:45: Bachman to the bench.

01:20: Empty-net goal for Lindholm. | CAR 7, EDM 4

00:00: Game over. | CAR 7, EDM 4







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