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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Canucks Rookies

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:

Moroz-Draisaitl-Chase
Kessy-Khaira-Holmberg
Tkachev-Yakimov-Houck
Jones-Roy-Jones

Defence pairings:

Gernat-Nurse
Simpson-Oesterle
Boland-Musil

Brossoit

Out: Winquist, Ewanyk, Krushelnyski and Platzer up front. On defence, Ludwig, Betker and Craig


FIRST PERIOD

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

10:05: Boland called for slashing.

09:26: Marco Roy tries to make something happen shorthanded but his shot is deflected into the netting. Oilers lead in shots 9-2.

04:50: Oilers still ahead in shots 10-2 but it is a scoreless first period.

04:27: Anton Cederholm gets a holding call and the Oilers go on the power play.

02:22: Draisaitl spins around in the slot but his shot is turned away by Lotz.

00:59: Another Vancouver penalty and that means the Oilers are back on the power play.

00:49: Greg Chase shoots the puck and Mitch Moroz cleans up the garbage by jamming it in at the post. Oilers take the 1-0 lead! | EDM 1, VAN 0

00:00: That will do it for the opening period. The Oilers have 17 shots to the Canucks 3 and they lead it 1-0. | EDM 1, VAN 0

SECOND PERIOD

20:00:
Here we go! The second period is underway.

18:10: Bogdan Yakimov goes top shelf to increase the Oilers lead! | EDM 2, VAN 0

16:19: The Canucks get on the board courtesy of Dane Fox from Hunter Shinkaruk. | EDM 2, VAN 1

12:33: Vancouver ties things up. Curtis Valk puts a shot farside behing Brossoit. | EDM 2, VAN 2

10:29: Brossoit covers that shot up. Oilers lead in shots, 23-7.

07:12: A big scrum to the right of Brossoit. Things are heating up!

04:57: Kellen Jones' shot is wide. Oilers lead 25-8 in shots in this tied hockey game.

02:43: Nurse heading to the sin bin for interference.

01:50: The Oilers go down another man as Kessy heads to the box for slashing.

01:03: Brossoit covers up to make the save.

00:03: Brossoit covers up again! Another big stop on the penalty kill.

00:00: This game is tied heading into the third period. Shots are 25-12 for the Oilers and there are 10 seconds remaining on this penalty kill. | EDM 2, VAN 2

THIRD PERIOD

20:00:
Two down, one to go. The third period is underway.

17:41: Khaira putting that big frame to use out in front of the goalie but Lotz covers up the puck.

16:09: Tkachev feeds Gernat backdoor and the Oilers are back on top! | EDM 3, VAN 2

09:06: Lots of pressure as of late by the Oilers. They lead shots 33-19.

03:47: Canucks Valk gets his second goal of the night to tie the game at three. | EDM 3, VAN 3

00:00: We're heading to OT! And the Oilers will begin on the PP for 1:59 thanks to a too many men on the ice penalty. | EDM 3, VAN 3

OVERTIME

07:00: And we are off!

04:51: Moroz scores! His second of the night is the winner! | EDM 4, VAN 3




   


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