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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Coyotes

by Ashley Docking / Edmonton Oilers

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Forward Lines:

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

Defensive Pairings:

Nikitin - Fayne
Aulie - Petry
Ference - Schultz



Scratches: Gazdic, Marincin


The game is now underway.

18:45: Arizona have earned at least a point against Edmonton in 14 consecuative games. Time to change the trend.

16:41: Four early chances for the Oilers.  Devan Dubnyk turns them away.  

13:25: Gagner and Dubnyk get a tribute and loud round of applause on jumbotron.

7:48: Gordon to the sin bin. Oilers time to show off that PK.

4:52: Brandon Gormley (1) with his first NHL goal. Cranked it from the point. | EDM 0, ARI 1

3:23: The puck trickling in near the left post, Ekman-Larsson saved it for the Yotes.  

0:00: Shots sit 15-8 at the end of the first.  Dubnyk coming of a 5-0 shutout win against Vancouver. He stopped 35 shots. 

INTERMISSION ENTERTAINMENT: Find out who Sam Gagner misses the most from the Oilers organization. 


 Pep talk and than execute phase two of the game plan. 

17:49: Oilers, time to flex your PP muscles here. 

13:56: Sometimes fans when you're at the game it's not just pucks you need to watch for. Have your head on a swivel for T-shirts coming at you at 25km/hr.

12:28: Ekman-Larsson played more minutes than anyone (besides the goalies, clearly) with 9:44 of ice time in the first.  

Yandle can't get a handle on his emotions. Oilers on the PP for the second time tonight. 

7:11: Edmonton "Bad Boy" RNH gets a penalty. Classic Nuge...    

7:10: Standing ovation for military men in attenance today.  Loudest it's been all night here. Well deserved. 

6:17: Goaltender delay of game is a penalty that they give some times.  Scrivens just got one.  

5:11: Nuge cherry picking out of the box gets a one-on-one look which doesn't hit the target.

3:40: ... and another one.  Shane Doan this time. He has just nine penatly minutes this season.

0:00: Okay, 1-0 for the Coyotes.  Oilers have 25 shots to their 16. 

INTERMISSION ENTERTAINMENT: Chris Wescott sat down with Luke Gazdic to talk about his journey to the Oilers and rounding out his play. READ HERE


20:00: Boyd Gordon dominating the faceoff circle. 88% on the draw after 17 attempts. 

12:54: Perron nearly sprung all alone thanks to a little chip shot, but Coyotes called for high sticking breaking up the play.

10:41: <--- left. Oil have just two additional shots this period so far.  

8:25: IMDb profile coming for Ebs, ATB commercial acting cred. 

7:09: Extending the lead, Mikkel Boedker (7). | EDM 0, ARI 2

6:53: Still some time and the Oilers go a man up. Time to get it. 

5:50: Well, welcome back Mr. Hall. With the 99th of his career the PP marker pull the oilers back within one. | EDM 1. ARI 2

Oilers are awake now: 

5:00: Momentum and then Pouliot for boarding.

0:24: Timeout for the Oilers and the faceoff will be in the offensive zone. Remember Gordon and his 88%? 

0:00: Jinxed it. Gordon lost the draw and Arizona cleared the puck.  Final score 2-1 for the bad guys. 

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