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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Blackhawks

by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers
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Forward Lines:

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

Defensive Pairings:

Aulie - Fayne
Ference - Schultz
Marincin - Petry



Scratches: Gazdic, Nikitin, Pouliot (broken foot)


Tonight's game is now underway.

16:12: Chicago gets on the board first. Jonathan Toews corrals the puck in the slot and dekes it past Ben Scrivens to open scoring. | CHI 1, EDM 0

15:17: Marcus Kruger wires a shot by Scrivens to double the Blackhawks lead 55 seconds later. | CHI 2, EDM 0

11:51: Keith Aulie gets an interference penalty to give Chicago the game's first power play.

4:30: Shots are 4-4 with just under five minutes to play in the game.

4:04: Chicago extends their lead to 3-0. Seabrook rips a shot from the point past Scrivens through the five hole. | CHI 3, EDM 0

29.9: Jordan Eberle heads off to the box to put Chicago back on the PP.

0.0: Shots after one period were 8-5 for Chicago.


Period two is now underway.

19:14: Nugent-Hopkins received a hooking penalty to give the Blackhawks a two-man advantage.

18:44: During a mad scramble in front of the net, Andrew Ference slapped the puck into his own net after the puck was centred by Kris Versteeg. Scrivens was down and out on the play. | CHI 4, EDM 0

17:15: Chicago scores again, this time Marian Hossa. Scrivens is replaced in goal by Viktor Fasth. | CHI 5, EDM 0

16:10: Duncan Keith wires a shot from the left circle past Fasth and now it's a six-goal lead. | CHI 6, EDM 0

12:55: Shots are 15-8 for Chicago as the game approaches the midway point.

12:10: Teddy Purcell gets sent off for slashing and Blackhawks go back on the PP. 

9:42: Tempers flare between both sides after Aulie hammers Ben Smith into the boards. Result is four minutes for roughing to Aulie and two minutes to Marcus Kruger and another Chicago power play.

7:13: Oilers penalty parade continues. Steve Pinizzotto heads to the box.

0.0: Shots on goal after two are 18-14 for Chicago.


Third period is now underway.

15:00: Blackhawks get the first five shots of the third; shot count now 23-14 'Hawks. 

12:07: Corey Crawford comes up with a couple of big saves to preserve his shutout with Oilers buzzing around the Chicago crease.

11:56: Oilers finally get on the board after acouple of very good shifts. Justin Schultz blasts a shot form the point that's tipped in front by Perron. | CHI 6, EDM 1

9:02: Chicago responds right back. Patrick Kane converts on a breakaway to make it 7-1. | CHI 7, EDM 1

3:53: Andrew Ference gets sent to the box, giving Chicago a late power play.

0.0: Game over. Watch our live post-game coverage:

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