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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Red Wings

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

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

Defensive Pairings:

Klefbom - Schultz
Marincin - Fayne
Ference - Oesterle

Goalies:

Scrivens
Bachman


Scratches: Pitlick (lacerated spleen), Hall (leg), Fasth (leg), Nikitin (shoulder), Aulie (healthy), Gazdic (healthy)



FIRST PERIOD

20:00: The first period is underway.

17:51: Some pressure on Howard by the Oilers wagon line!

17:45: Gordon wins the draw, Hendricks shoots it and Klinkhammer jams it past Howard. Wagon Line gets it done! | EDM 1, DET 0

15:08: Oilers on the power play with Zidlicky to the box for high-sticking.

13:08: Penalty expires. Oilers lead in shots, 9-0.

12:57: Hamilton goes off for roughing. Oilers on PK for first time tonight.

10:39: Oilers kill off the penalty. First shot of game for Detroit comes at 9:21.

06:32: Abdelkader is stopped by Scrivens on a breakaway.

01:32: Fraser gets called for tripping. Oilers on PK.

00:00: Oilers take lead into the second period. | EDM 1, DET 0

SECOND PERIOD

20:00: The second period is underway.

19:39: PPG for the Red Wings. Kronwall. | EDM 1, DET 1

11:23: Yakupov takes the puck to the net, but is stopped by Howard.

10:56: Lander is stopped by Howard's glove.

06:15: Howard covers up a heavy shot. Oilers lead in SOG, 17-12.

05:56: Sheahan pots one for Detroit. | DET 2, EDM 1

02:40: Big-time save by Scrivens on Tatar.

00:32: Klinkhammer gets sent to the sin bin for interference.

00:00:Second period comes to an end with Detroit up by one. | DET 2, EDM 1

THIRD PERIOD

20:00: The third period is underway.

15:25: Oilers on the power play after Detroit gets a tripping penalty.

14:28: Pouliot with a great chance, but Howard makes the save.

13:16: A couple of chances on that PP, but they can't convert.

10:02: SO CLOSE! Yak just whiffed on a wide open one-timer attempt. So close.

09:20: Detroit pushes their lead to 3-1. | DET 3, EDM 1

06:46: Oh so close again! Oilers back on the PP and almost pull within one.

05:47: Roy gets tripped up and then comes the Yak Attack in defence of his centre.

04:01: Another shot gets swallowed up by Howard.

0:1:55: YAK CONNECTS! His one-timer goes in and we got ourselves a 3-2 hockey game. | DET 3, EDM 2

01:04: Abdelkader puts home the empty netter. | DET 4, EDM 2

00:17: Datsyuk scores on the empty net. | DET 5, EDM 2

00:00: That's it. Edmonton drops 5-2 loss in Detroit. | DET 5, EDM 2











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