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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Capitals

by Ashley Docking / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

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

Defensive Pairings:

Ference - Petry
Nikitin - Schultz
Marincin - Fayne

Goalies:

Scrivens
Bachman



FIRST PERIOD

Pre-game: 
Rexall all ready for what is going to be a memorable rendition of the anthem and a moment of silence.   
20:00: 
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  

10:50: 
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  

6:31: 
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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SECOND PERIOD

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  

6:05:  
Washington with some pressure.  Ring one off the post then norrowly miss wide right. 

4:49:
Oilers PP with Jason Chimera getting called for slashing. 

3:52: 
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).

THIRD PERIOD

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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