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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Capitals

by Ashley Docking / Edmonton Oilers
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Forward Lines:

Hall - RNH - Eberle
Pouliot - Arcobello - Yakupov
Purcell - Draisaitl - Perron
Hendricks - Gordon - Joensuu

Defensive Pairings:

Ference - Petry
Nikitin - Schultz
Marincin - Fayne




Rexall all ready for what is going to be a memorable rendition of the anthem and a moment of silence.   
Things underway, and my neck hurts from craning to watch the Oilers play predominately in the Caps zone. 

15:00:  Scrivens feeling it, big save after Washinton shot hits the post. 

13:07: Teddy Purcell with a beauty backhand feed from the corner hones in on JUSTIN SCHULTZ (2) who puts the Oilers on the board early! | EDM 1, WSH 0  

Matt Hendricks, you naughty boy.  Two minutes for tripping.  Faceoff to the left of Scrivens.   

9:45: Short lived lead.  John Carlson rips it from the point for the PP marker. | EDM 1, WSH 1  

Hendricks gets the best of Liam O'Brien directly in front of the Oiler bench. Both get five minutes for fighting and O'Brien an additional two for interference. 3:49: Edmonton PK is 0/1 so far, Jesse Joensuu takes two for high sticking. 

0.0: Tied after one, shots (10) and score (1-1).  Ben Scrivens some fantastic work back there. 

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Intermission: Boyd Gordon has won 83% of his draws so far.  Oiler exall all ready for what is going to be a memorable rendition of the anthem and a moment of silence.  
ICYMI:  The Canadian Anthem at the game today.  Powerful stuff #OhCanada #TrueNorthStrongAndFree  

15:33: Yakupov plays the body on O'Brien negating a sure shot on net. 

15:10:  What the slot?!  Mike Green scores from, well, the slot.  Glove side on Scrivens. | EDM 1, WSH 2  

14:50: But it doesn't matter, NUGE (2) ties it right back up 20 seconds later! | EDM 2, WSH 2  

Washington with some pressure.  Ring one off the post then norrowly miss wide right. 

Oilers PP with Jason Chimera getting called for slashing. 

Wasting no time and taking advantage of the extra attacker, Nikita Nikitin gets his first as an Oiler. | EDM 3, WSH 2  

0.0: Despite being outshot 21-15 the Oilers have the lead and have shut down the top line for the Caps.  4 shots combined for Ovechkin (0), Backstrom (1), and Brouwer (3).


20:00: It'll starts when it starts, okay? Lets be honest, you're not going anywhere. 

15:56: Ovi in alone Ben, denied. Twice.

 9:15: Joensuu gets tangled up with Jay Beagle at centre, Beagle wants nothing to do with the Finn.

5:00: Crowd taunting with chants of Oooooo-Vi.  

1:00: Caps with the empty net! 

0.0: Oilers do it again! Two in a row, Carolina on Friday! 

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