PRE-GAME NOTESForward Lines:
Pouliot - Nugent-Hopkins - Eberle
Purcell - Roy - Yakupov
Hamilton - Hendricks - Pakarinen
Gazdic - Gordon - KlinkhammerDefensive Pairings
Klefbom - Schultz
Marincin - Fayne
Ference - Oesterle Goalies:
Pitlick (lacerated spleen), Hall (leg), Fasth (leg), Nikitin (shoulder), Lander (shoulder), Petry (healthy), Fraser (healthy), Aulie (healthy)
: Welcome back, Bill Ranford. Once an Oiler, Always an Oiler! 19:11:
Ben Scrivens gets bowled over. Ouch.17:48:
Holding out collective breath as Iiro Pakarinen is laying on the ice in pain. Looks to be a knee injury. 17:47:
Pakarinen puts no weight on his left knee as he leaves the ice with assistance.15:27:
Solid shift by the Oilers top line. Maintaining puck possession in the offensive zone for upwards of a minute.11:13:
Scrivens makes a great pad save on Dmitrij Jaskin at point blank range. Smothers the rebound ASAP (Rocky).7:49:
Jaskin (10) slaps one under Scrivens' glove to open the scoring and putting the Blues up. | EDM 0, STL 1 5:04:
Blues weather the storm early and have the lead in shots 7-2 now. 0:00:
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Back to business, not much to report except for Matt Hendricks' four hits and Pakarinen has yet to return.15:00:
Two chances in front of Brian Elliott both resulting in saves and skirmishes.13:29:
Justin 'Money' Schultz (5) takes the drop pass from Jordan Eberle and snaps it home to tie. Also, I'm aware 'Money' probably won't stick. | EDM 1, STL 1 3:11:
*wipes brow* *sighs in relief* A series of dangerous plays by the Blues.0:09:
A trio of backdoor passes nearly burned the Oilers. Get out of this period knotted at ones.
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: i don't want to jinx it but there have been zero penalties given out so far in this game. #squeekyclean15:01:
Nuge to Eberle and ROBBED by Elliot. Just stoned. Denied. You get it.14:46:
Knew I shouldn't have said anything. Martin Marincin for holding.13:42:
Srivens continues to impress. Kicking out his right pad like he had a leg crap to deny Lehtera.11:52:
Derek Roy, hooking. PK again. Last time they came out unscathed.10:04:
The definition of feelin' it. Scrivens with another huge save, glove this time, on Paul Stastny.
5:40: After making a series of very strong saves, Stastny slides one in. | EDM 1, STL 2
1:39: Timeout. Scrivens is still between the pipes.
1:06: Timeout round two. Oilers generated a ot of pressure last time. Gordon-Pouliot-Yakupov-Nuge-Purcell-Ebs on.
:53: Stastny in the box! 6-on-4.
0:00: No dice. Eberle got a last second chance but had more time than he though to get it off.