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PRE-GAME NOTESForward Lines:
Hall - Arcobello - Eberle
Purcell - RNH - Yakupov
Pouliot - Draisaitl - Perron
Hendricks - Gordon - Joensuu
Ference - Petry
Nikitin - Schultz
Marincin - Fayne
20:00: They just dropped that round thing at centre court. The Match is underway. Playball.
18:42: Some good news early on, the Oilers get to play with an extra man because Derek Dorsett decided to play hooky.
11:57: Joensuu, Gordon, Hendricks with another solid shift. 10:45: Yakupov nearly notches one. Shots 5-4 for Oilers, thats five good shots.
7:43: Ouch Charlie, that really hurts. Perron goes into the net hard while going for goal.
6:43: Oilers not liking the Canucks continuing to dig at Scrivens after the whistle.
0.37: Edmonton will start the second period on the power play unless... 37 seconds left. Kassian takes a seat.
0.0: Shots 10-12 in favour of Vancouver after 20 minutes. Still scoreless.
Second period has begun! 18:50:
A sliding Justin Schultz breaks up the Vancouver rush, then Oilers with a shot in transition. 18:37:
Marc Arcobello in the box, Oilers about to work the PK. 17:25:
NUGE with back-to-back chances in close. 12:29:
Hello Hendy! Matt Hendricks stopped on the doorstep as Oilers even up the shot count at 16 a piece. 10:44:
Ben Scrivens, what a save!10:22:
Scary moment on the ice, Arcobello's stick hits Hamhuis square in the face. Bleeding, he leaves the ice for medical treatment. 8:34:
And then there was one... one twin available to play as H.Sedin goes to the box for cross checking.
6:35: Joensuu asks Kevin Bieksa what flavour of Gatorade they have on the Canucks bench today... or something like that. That 4th line tho!
5:03: Oilers time out. Strategy session by the bench 4:11: First goal of the game, Radim Vrbata (3), the Sedin's with the assists. | EDM 0, VAN 1
3:53: The third melee behind the Oilers net this game. This time the Canucks trying to get at Petry. He’s called for boarding on Dorsett
2:21: Hamhuis returns to the game, full cage and I'm pretty sure it's chrome.
1:26: Well that return was short lived, Hamhuis is promptly sent to the bench on the opposite side of the ice for delay of game.
0.0: Heads up Oil country, it's just one goal game!
Heading into the final frame the shots are 27-21 in favour of the Canucks but Oilers with the physical edge as hits are 17-11. 19:11:
Let's do this!15:03
: Three quick shots from the Oilers. Draisaitl, Perron and Pouliot putting on the pressure. 9:53:
Jesse Joensuu is going to be upset about this one. Two for high sticking. He skates to the box while the crowd has this reaction about the call: 7:32:
Holy Cannoli! Joensuu burst out of the box and leads the rush, Oilers so close to the tying marker. 1:25:
Oilers 6-on-5 set up Hall at the top of the circle. Great look. 0:46:
<--- time remaining! 0:14:
Vancouver find the back of the empty net. | EDM 0, VAN 2