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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Coyotes

by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

Hall - Nugent-Hopkins - Purcell
Perron - Gordon - Eberle
Yakupov - Draisaitl - Pitlick
Gazdic - Arcobello - Pinizzotto

Defensive Pairings:

Ference - Petry
Klefbom - Fayne
Hunt - Schultz

Goalies:

Scrivens
Fasth

Scratches: Nikitin (back), Pouliot (broken foot), Hendricks (illness), Aulie (healthy)



FIRST PERIOD

20:00:
Tonight's game is now underway.

18:16: Sam Gagner's shot from a tough angle finds its way through Ben Scrivens and into the back of the net. | ARI 1, EDM 0



15:00: A shot from the point by Connor Murphy is tipped in front by Martin Erat and suddenly the Coyotes have a 2-0 lead. | ARI 2, EDM 0



15:00: After the goal, Ben Scrivens is replaced in goal by Viktor Fasth. Scrivens faced three shots and allowed two goals.

13:42: The Oilers get a goal back only 1:18 after the Erat marker. Justin Schultz's cross-ice pass from the point is inadvertently redirected into the net and now it's a 2-1 game. | ARI 2, EDM 1



11:21: Steve Pinnizzotto and Kyle Chipchura drop the gloves for a quick bout. Both combatants come tumbling to the ice after throwing several punches.

5:49: Erat gets sent to the box, giving the Oilers the game's first power play.

2:13: Gagner gets two for slashing and the Oilers head back on the man advantage.

52.0: Taylor Hall is hammered into the boards heavily by Zbynek Michalek and the resulting penalty gives Edmonton a two-man advantage. Hall is shaken up on the play.

52.0: Oilers call a time out. Hall skates back out there.

0.0: After one, shots are 13-8 for the Oilers but Edmonton trails 2-1.

SECOND PERIOD

20:00:
Period two is now underway.

16:23: Luke Gazdic gets sent off for boarding, giving the Coyotes their first power play of the game.

14:43: A shorthanded opportunity after Nugent-Hopkins stole the puck from Keith Yandle caused Yandle to take a penalty, negating the remaining 20 seconds of the Gazdic penalty.

12:06: Arizona strikes on a quick shot from the left circle by Yandle after a pass from behind the net to him by Shane Doan. | ARI 3, EDM 1



2:05: Shots are 18-13 Oilers with 2:05 to play in the second.

0.0: Shots in the second end up 7-5 for the Coyotes. Overall in the game, it's 18-15 Oilers.

THIRD PERIOD

20:00:
Period three is underway.

15:53: A point shot by Brandon Gormley bounces in off an Oilers player in front to give the Coyotes a 4-1 lead. | ARI 4, EDM 1



15:40: Sam Gagner scores 13 seconds later to extend the Coyotes lead to four goals. | ARI 5, EDM 1



8:57: Just past the third period's midway point, shots are even at 20-20.

7:33: Oilers head on the power play after Chipchura gets two for tripping. 






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