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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Senators

by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

Purcell - Nugent-Hopkins - Eberle
Hamilton - Roy - Yakupov
Pouliot - Lander - Pakarinen
Gazdic - Gordon - Klinkhammer

Defensive Pairings:

Ference - Petry
Klefbom - Schultz
Marincin - Fayne

Goalies:

Fasth
Bachman

Scratches: Pitlick (lacerated spleen), Hall (ankle), Hendricks (ankle), Nikitin (shoulder), Scrivens (hamstring), Fraser (healthy), Aulie (healthy)



FIRST PERIOD

20:00: Today's game is now underway.

18:00: Ottawa buzzes around the Oilers net and has a couple of good chances early on.

15:36: Jeff Petry is tripped up by Mika Zibanejad, giving the Oilers the first power play of the game.

14:54: Michael Stone steals the puck in the corner of the Oilers zone and feeds Milan Michalek in front. Viktor Fasth is sharp in making the quick stop.

13:49: Ryan Hamilton collided with Mark Borowiecki and got two for interference.

13:01: Teddy Purcell breaks in alone on Sens netminder Robin Lehner. Lehner made the save and a trailing Nugent-Hopkins just missed the rebound.

12:42: Coming back the other way, Fasth made a save off a point shot by Erik Karlsson but Michalek was right there to put home the rebound on a backhand from the right circle. | OTT 1, EDM 0



5:19: Shots are 10-9 for the Senators with just over five minutes to play in the first.

4:43: Derek Roy wrists a shot from the right circle past Lehner to get the Oilers back on even terms. | EDM 1, OTT 1



0.0: Shots ended up 12-11 for Ottawa after one period.

SECOND PERIOD

20:00: Period two starts now.

19:19: Cody Ceci put the home team back in front only 41 seconds into period two. From the right circle, Ceci one-timed a cross-ice pass through the legs of Fasth. | OTT 2, EDM 1



19:03: Kyle Turris wristed a shot that Fasth got a piece of but the puck then trickled in over the line. | OTT 3, EDM 1



19:03: Richard Bachman replaced Fasth in goal. Fasth stopped 12 of 15 shots.  

16:54: Edmonton got one of those goals back just over two minutes later. Mark Fayne teed up a shot from the left point that beat Lehner to make it 3-2. | OTT 3, EDM 2



16:16: Only 38 seconds after the Oilers goal, Ottawa scored to regain their two-goal lead. Turris spotted Michalek who flicked it past Bachman. | OTT 4, EDM 2



16:13: Right off the draw, Luke Gazdic and Chris Neil dropped the gloves in a heavyweight battle. Both combatants threw a series of haymakers in what could be termed a draw.



7:15: David Legwand gets sent to the box for holding, giving the Oilers a power play.

1:50: Bachman kicked out his right pad to make an outstanding save on Hoffman, keeping the game within reach.

1:16: Alex Chiasson's shot from the high slot went just out of Bachman's reach and into the net to give Ottawa  three-goal lead. | OTT 5, EDM 2



0.0: Shots on goal are 30-21 for Ottawa after two periods.

THIRD PERIOD

20:00: Period three is now underway.

17:00: Senators announce that Chris Neil will be out indefinitely with a fractured left thumb.

12:51: The Sens looked to have made it 6-2 when Michael Stone slipped the puck past Bachman but it was ruled no goal due to incidental contact with the netminder.

9:52: Shots in the third period are 5-0 Senators midway through.

5:53: Mike Hoffman pounces on a rebound to backhand the puck by Bachman and make it a four-goal game. | OTT 6, EDM 2



4:01: Ottawa made it 7-2 when David Legwand tipped a shot in while the Sens were on the power play. | OTT 7, EDM 2



0.0: Final shot count in the game was 42-27 for Ottawa.




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