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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Devils

by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

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

Defensive Pairings:

Nikitin - Fayne
Ference - Schultz
Marincin - Petry

Goalies:

Fasth
Scrivens

Scratches: Gazdic, Aulie



FIRST PERIOD

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

18:36: Oilers head to the box only 1:24 in after Teddy Purcell upended Andy Greene along the wall in the Devils zone. Result is New Jersey getting the first power play of the night.

15:00: Oilers killed it off without allowing a shot on goal. Shots are now 3-0 Edmonton.

10:25: Eric Gelinas receives two minutes for holding, giving Edmonton its first power play of the game.

8:10: Devils remain without a shot; Oilers have four.

3:45: Edmonton heads back on the PP after Michael Ryder takes a tripping penalty. Shots are now 7-3 Oilers.

0.0: Opening frame comes to an end with the Oilers outshooting New Jersey 8-4 but zeroes on the scoreboard.

SECOND PERIOD

20:00:
Period two has begun.

18:19: Oilers call their 30-second timeout.

13:29: Oilers get penalized for having too many men on the ice. Penalty is served by Perron.

9:21: Adam Henrique gets the scoring started just past the game's midway point. Henrique got in behind the Oilers defence and fired a shot five-hole through Fasth for the marker. | NJ 1, EDM 0



4:53: New Jersey strikes again to double their lead. Tuomo Ruutu picks the corner and now it's 2-0. | NJ 2, EDM 0



0.0: Shots on goal in the second period were 19-8 for the Devils. In the game overall, 23-16 for New Jersey.

THIRD PERIOD

20:00:
Oilers announce in the intermission that Benoit Pouliot will be sidelined indefinitely with a broken foot. Period three starts soon. 17:32: First shot of the period doesn't come until nearly the 90-second mark. New Jersey fires a shot that Fasth turns away. 

15:33: Marek Zidlicky gets four minutes for high sticking to send the Oilers on an extended power play.

11:33: Oilers are unable to convert. Shots are 25-23 Devils.

7:51: Devils call their 30-second timeout.

2:19: Shots are 26-25 Devils as the Oilers push to get the equalizer.

0.0: Shots end up 29-26 Oilers but Edmonton is unable to score. Stay logged on for live post-game coverage.






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