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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Wild

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

Pouliot-Nugent-Hopkins-Eberle
Purcell-Roy-Fraser
Hamilton-Hendricks-Pakarinen
Gazdic-Gordon-Klinkhammer

Defensive Pairings:

Klefbom-Schultz
Marincin-Fayne
Ference-Petry

Goalies:

Scrivens
Bachman

Scratches: Aulie (healthy), Pitlick (lacerated spleen), Hall (leg), Fasth (knee), Lander (shoulder), Oesterle (healthy), Yakupov (groin)



FIRST PERIOD

20:00: Tonight's game will begin shortly after 6:00 MST.

16:18: An opportunity for the Oilers top line in the slot but too much traffic.

14:52: Scrivens covers up a rebound.

12:37: Roy goes far pad, kicked away by Dubnyk.

11:54: Parise off for a hook. Oilers on the PP.

10:55: Wild hit the post on a shorthanded breakaway.

08:48: Pouliot, to Eberle to Pouliot! Oilers take the lead! | EDM 1, MIN 0

04:46: All tied up. Vanek out in front from Schroeder. | EDM 1, MIN 1

04:14: Pouliot scores again from Eberle! Nugent-Hopkins with the crease traffic. | EDM 2, MIN 1

02:26: Parise off to the sin bin again, this time for a high-sticking penalty.

00:00: The Oilers have a one-goal lead heading into the second. | EDM 2, MIN 1

SECOND PERIOD

20:00: The second period is underway!

19:30: Petry gets caught tripping, gets two minutes in timeout.

17:53: Klefbom busts his stick on a clearing attempt. Luckily for the Oilers, Scrivens covers up the next shot.

17:30: Penalty to Petry expires.

15:41: Scrivens covers up a one-timer from Brodin.

10:42: Todd Nelson takes a time out after the Oilers got hemmed in a bit in their own end.

07:01: The Wild have taken the lead in shots 14-12.

03:04: Oilers got caught on a change and Scrivens denies Vanek on a breakaway!

00:00: The Oilers escape the second period with the lead, despite Wild pressure. | EDM 2, MIN 1

THIRD PERIOD

20:00: The third period is underway!

19:40: Quick start, quick shot on goal for the Oilers. Dubnyk covers.

17:22: Eberle to the box for slashing.

13:59: The Oilers survive some Wild chances on that PP to kill it off.

13:08: The Wild are coming on strong but Scrivens is standing tall in net!

11:05: Another Wild PP.

08:05: Power Play ends because of Ben Scrivens. He's keeping the Oilers in it!

03:13: Time is winding down. Scrivens has 33 saves so far.

00:00: The Oilers survive the Wild! Scrivens was huge. | EDM 2, MIN 1




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