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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Canucks

by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers
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Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:


Defence pairings:



Out: Joensuu (high ankle sprain), Jones (Knee), Yakupov (ankle), Ference (chest), Gazdic (shoulder), Pitlick (knee), Gordon (shoulder), Gagner (ankle)


Tonight's game is underway. Before the game, the scoreboard showed the speech Ryan Smyth gave to his teammates about his retirement on Friday morning.    

17:46: Roman Horak fires the puck in for his first goal as an Oiler. Steve Pinizzotto and Will Acton got the assists. For Pinizzotto, it's his first point as an Oiler. | EDM 1, VAN 0

14:00: Oilers show a Ryan Smyth tribute video on the scoreboard.

11:28: Nicklas Jensen heads to the box. Chance number one for Ryan Smyth to get a power play goal.

6:43: Jeff Petry is alone in front of the net and makes no mistake, rifling the puck past Jacob Markstrom to double the Oilers lead to 2-0. | EDM 2, VAN 0

4:13: David Perron gets a boarding minor.

0.0: After one period, shots on goal were 18-5 for Vancouver.


Second period starts now. 17:46: Oilers extend their lead to 3-0 after Will Acton rifles a shot from the slot past Markstrom. | EDM 3, VAN 0

14:35: Shawn Matthias slips the puck past Scrivens as the Oilers goaltender misses on a pokecheck attempt. | EDM 3, VAN 1

12:09: Ryan Stanton gets a hooking penalty, sending the Oilers back on the PP.

10:33: Two-man advantage for the Oilers after Alex Edler gets a penalty for high sticking. It's a double minor after drawing blood on Smyth. 

9:31: Oilers call a 30-second timeout.

5:24: Oilers unable to convert on the extended power play after Smyth was on the ice for five minutes and 36 seconds. 

4:06: Jason Garrison receives a penalty, sending Smyth and the Oilers PP unit back on the ice.

3:54: Oilers look to have scored. After the goal, Smyth drops the gloves with Kesler and each player gets two for roughing. The goal goes to video review. After review, it's ruled a good goal and credited to Jordan Eberle. | EDM 4, VAN 1

3:39: RNH gets a slashing penalty.

0.0: Shots on goal after two are 25-14 for Vancouver.


Third period has begun.

18:25: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scores after the puck bounces off of him in front of the net during a scramble at the goalmouth. | EDM 5, VAN 1

12:57: Shots are 31-18 for Vancouver.

12:00: Oilers run a series of player tribute videos for Ryan Smyth on the jumbotron.

9:47: Shots now 36-20 Canucks.

10.9: Kassian scores to make it a three-goal game with just over 10 seconds left. | EDM 5, VAN 2

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