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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Lightning

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

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

Defensive Pairings:

Ference - Petry
Klefbom - Schultz
Nikitin - Fayne

Goalies:

Scrivens
Fasth

Scratches: Aulie (healthy), Pitlick (lacerated spleen), Gazdic (healthy)



FIRST PERIOD

20:00:
Tonight's game is underway! Shout out to the anthem singers. #NailedIt

15:03: Five minutes in and the Oilers haven't allowed a shot against and have three of their own.

13:56: Power play time. Oilers get a man advantage for two minutes as Namestnikov sits for tripping.

10:53: The power play doesnt bring a goal for the Oilers, but they lead in shots 4-0.

10:12: First shot of the game for Tampa Bay.

09:16: Scrivens sticks the leg out and denies a big scoring chance for the Lightning.



07:47:
Shots are now even at five. Tampa Bay is picking it up.

07:04: Hendricks heads to the box for tripping.

06:08: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins with a fantastic play, streaks past a defenceman shorthanded. His rebound his buried by Pouliot who now has five goals in his last four games. | EDM 1, TBL 0



02:38:
Shots are now 8-5 Oilers and they're logging some zone time after scoring that shorty.

01:59: Barberio to the box for slashing. Oilers back on the PP.

00:00: Oilers on top in shots (10-5) and goals (1-0) after 20 minutes. | EDM 1, TBL 0

SECOND PERIOD

20:00:
Here we go! Second period is underway.

16:53: WRESTLING MATCH! Scrivens gets dog piled on and chaos breaks out. Carle heads to the box for Tampa. PP upcoming.

12:50: Stamkos ties things up. He's REALLY good. | EDM 1, TBL 1

07:14: A chance in deep for Pouliot is turned away by Bishop.

06:39: Another chance for the Oilers is turned away!

03:10: Oilers get a 3-on-1 rush but Roy's shot goes right to the pad of Bishop.

02:00: Matt Fraser's shot on Bishop 1-on-1 is pushed wide.

01:18: Klinkhammer can move for a big guy. He draws a penalty as he tries to get a breakaway on Bishop.

00:57: Pouliot scores! On the PP! The puck somehow finds its way in. | EDM 2, TBL 1

00:00: Oilers take back the lead heading into the locker room. | EDM 2, TBL 1

THIRD PERIOD

20:00:
Here... We... Go... Third period is underway!

18:27: Lightning tie things up. Palat.

17:09: Bishop tracks the puck through traffic and holds on for the save.

13:42: Tampa thought they scored, but they didn't. All good now.

08:01: Off a defensive zone draw the Oilers give it away and a shot from the slot finds twine. | TBL 3, EDM 2

05:02: Scrivens stops a 2-on-1 rush! Oilers are hanging in there.

04:34: Tampa is getting some Grade A opportunities. Oilers trail by one.

00:00: Oilers outshoot the Lightning 32-19 but fall 3-2. | TBL 3, EDM 2






 




 



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