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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Stars

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

Hall - Nugent-Hopkins - Eberle
Perron - Arcobello - Purcell
Gazdic - Draisaitl - Yakupov
Hendricks - Gordon - Pinizzotto

Defensive Pairings:

Nikitin - Fayne
Ference - Petry
Marincin - Schultz

Goalies:

Fasth
Scrivens


Scratches: Joensuu, Aulie, Pouliot (broken foot)



FIRST PERIOD

20:00:
Tonight's game is underway.

19:23: The Stars begin the game with a couple of rushes, turned away by Fasth.



18:04: The fourth line gets a chance on goal! Pinizzotto's shot rebounds out to Hendricks. No dice for the Oilers. All tied up, 0-0.

09:50: The game has been relatively even. Shots are tied 12-12.

07:11: A long-range shot from John Klingberg goes in by Fasth. | DAL 1, EDM 0

03:50: Dallas leads in shots 15-14 as we are nearing the end of the first period.

02:07: Ference takes the game's first penalty, holding.

00:30: Boyd Gordon. Shorthanded. 2-on-1 rush. That just happened. | EDM 1, DAL 1



00:00:
Boyd Gordon puts away a second chance rebound and the Oilers tied up the game with 30 seconds left in the first period. Oilers lead in shots 17-16. | EDM 1, DAL 1

SECOND PERIOD

20:00:
The second period has begun!

17:10: Luke Gazdic has a nice chance on goal, turned away by Lehtonen.

15:28: Oilers lead in shots 20-16.

14:01: Klingberg sends a pass from the defensive zone to offensive zone, setting up Seguin for a breakaway on Fasth. Seguin puts it in for the lead. | DAL 2, EDM 1

11:57: Hendricks and Moen drop the gloves. *ding ding*

10:58: Looked like a puck went in. The officials reviewed it and say it's a no goal. Oilers breathe a sigh of relief, down by one.

09:50: Viktor Fasth stops a 2-on-1 rush!

06:29: Ference to the box for a slash. Last time the Oilers were on the PK, they scored. Maybe again?

04:16: Oilers didn't score, but didn't give one up. Strong on the PK.

02:18: Seguin's shot from the slot goes top-shelf. | DAL 3, EDM 1

00:00: Oilers trail the Stars 3-1 after 40 minutes. | DAL 3, EDM 1

THIRD PERIOD

20:00:
The third period has begun.

17:10: Leon Draisaitl with a great scoring opportunity. Lehtonen shuts the door.

14:01: Eberle from behind the net, sets up Hall and he finds twine! Oilers right back in it. Career goal number 100 for Hall! | DAL 3, EDM 2



CONGRATS TAYLOR!

12:35: Nugent-Hopkins goes to the sin bin for hooking.

11:06: A Stars penalty makes it 4-on-4 hockey for about half a minute. #Oilers PK putting in some good work tonight.

07:34: Garbutt gets Hall with a knee-on-knee towards centre ice. RNH comes to his defence. Hall gets a hooking call moments later. Stuff is happening!




04:25: Oilers pushing for that equalizer late! So close. Chaos out in front of Lehtonen.

00:00: Fasth pulled for the extra attacker but Oilers comeback falls short. Post-game coverage coming up.







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