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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Kings

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers
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The Edmonton Oilers will play the Kings in Los Angeles tonight.

PROJECTED Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:

Yakupov - Nugent-Hopkins - Eberle
Perron - Arcobello - Hemsky
Lander - Gordon - Jones
Gazdic - Acton - Eager

Belov - J.Schultz
Ference - N.Schultz
Smid - Petry


Out: Dubnyk (ankle), Pitlick (knee), MacIntyre (knee), Joensuu (back), Hamilton (knee), Gagner (jaw), Potter (back), Hall (knee), Smyth (groin), Grebeshkov (healthy), Corey Potter (healthy)

20:00: A short delay with the Kings honouring #legend Jay Wells before puck drop but we are now underway!

16:20: Bachman makes the save on Justin Williams to keep it scoreless at the Staples Center.

14:41: Justin Schultz to the sin bin for holding. First attempt at the penalty kill for the Oilers.

13:34: Bachman kicks out a juicy rebound but close the backdoor with a big save on the PK.

12:16: Kyle Clifford knees Nugent-Hopkins, no penalty called as RNH stays down on the ice for a few moments before being helped off to the locker room.

09:45: Stoll off the ice for hooking and the Oilers are on the power play.

08:35: The 'Nuge is back Oilers fans. He has returned to the ice following that knee-on-knee hit by Clifford.

07:45: Doughty to the box for hooking and the Oilers are right back on the power play.

05:11: Perron to the box for slashing and Edmonton is on the penalty kill for two minutes.

00:00: Oilers are out-shot 10-5 in the first period but Bachman stands tall and they escape in a scoreless opening frame. | EDM 0, LA 0

20:00: The second period is underway!

17:54: Clifford finally answering for his hit on Nugent-Hopkins. Ryan Jones goes after him. Then at the next puck drop it's Jordan Nolan and Luke Gazdic going at it. Things heating up in the Staples center.

15:48: Yak City! Petry with the cross-ice pass to Belov who one-times it on Quick. The LA goalie kicks it out to Nail Yakupov who snipes it over the glove for his first goal of the season, this one on the power play. #Nailedit | EDM 1, LA 0

05:14: Five minutes and some change remaining in the second period and the Oilers trail in shots 18-10 but lead the game 1-0.

03:04: Mike Richards scores short-side on a rebound to tie the game for the Kings. | EDM 1, LA 1

00:00: Two periods in the book and the Oilers and Kings are all tied up. | EDM 1, LA 1


20:00: The third period is underway!

15:49: Save one puck at a time. Bachman gets another stop to keep the game tied. Lots of swiping at the glove causes a scrum at the end.

10:00: Ten minutes left in regulation and this game is still all tied up 1-1.

08:31: Bachman has 33 saves so far in the game! Was called up this morning from Oklahoma City. It's a tight game with just over eight minutes remaining in regulation.

06:08: A Kings goal is waved off as Bachman was interfered with! Game remains tied.

02:00: Two minutes remaining and it's a barn burner. Tied 1-1 with Bachman making big saves late.

00:48: Big chance in deep! Oilers surround the net but Quick comes up big for LA.

00:00: Bachman stands on his head making over 40 saves in regulation and this game is going to overtime.

05:00: Overtime is underway in Los Angeles.

01:58: A too many men on the ice penalty gives LA a power play late in OT.

00:36: Kings penalty evens things up in OT.

00:00: Haven't had enough hockey! We're headed to a shootout.


Richards - scores
Eberle - scores

Carter - stopped by Bachman
Perron - stopped by Quick

Kopitar - scores
Nugent-Hopkins - shoots wide

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