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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Predators

by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers
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Scratches: Marincin, Klefbom, Gazdic, Hall (sprained MCL)


Tonight's game is now underway.

17:09: Nashville got on the board first nearly three minutes in. James Neal's shot from the right circle was stopped by Fasth but Mike Ribeiro was on the doorstep to backhand the puck in while it was laying in the crease. | NSH 1, EDM 0

14:00: The Predators continued to take the play to Edmonton, outshooting the Oilers 9-4 through the game's first five minutes.

10:39: Nashville extends its lead to 2-0. A blast from the point by Seth Jones missed the net but the puck bounced back in front where Matt Cullen dove to backhand it past an outstretched Fasth. | NSH 2, EDM 0

5:15: Shots are 15-4 Predators with just over five minutes to play in the first.

54.0: In the final minute, Mike Ribeiro chipped the puck from behind the net up to Filip Forsberg at the side of the net. Forsberg made no mistake, swatting it past Fasth for the goal and 3-0 Nashville lead. | NSH 3, EDM 0

0.0: Shots after one period were 17-6 for the Predators.


Second period has started. Ben Scrivens replaces Viktor Fasth in goal.

19:29: Benoit Pouliot rips a shot from the left circle past Rinne to make it a two-goal game once again. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle got the assists. | NSH 3, EDM 1

18:41: Nikita Nikitin gets two minutes for tripping, putting Nashville on the power play. It's the first man advantage for either side in the game.

13:07: Preds are unable to score on the man advantage but continue to carry the offensive play. Shots are 24-7 for Nashville.

7:03: Oilers start to gain some offensive zone time, establishing a good cycle in the Predators end.

5:18: David Perron dished the puck to Nail Yakupov at the right side of the net. Yakupov had a wide open cage and made no mistake, quickling rifling it by Rinne to make it a one-goal game. | NSH 3, EDM 2

2:15: Oilers head to the power play after Gabriel Bourque upended Mark Arcobello. The PP is Edmonton's first of the night.

13.9: Rinne smothers the puck with the Oilers buzzing around the Preds goal just as the penalty expired.

0.0: Shots in the second period were 11-8 for the Predators. Overall, 28-14 for Nashville.


Third period starts soon

19:16: Oilers get an early power play opportunity after Matt Cullen gets sent off for high sticking just 44 seconds into the period. 

17:21: Late in the man advantage, Nashville received a shorthanded opportunity. Scrivens had to make a big pad save on Calle Jarnkrok and Arcobello took a slashing penalty on the play.

11:44: Scrivens came up with a massive stop on a Predators breakaway by James Neal to keep the deficit at one goal.

10:00: Shots are 34-18 at the third period's midway point.

0.0: Final buzzer goes. Shot count ends up 35-23 for Nashville.

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