PRE-GAME NOTESForward Lines:
Pouliot-Nugent-Hopkins-Eberle Defensive Pairings
Aulie (healthy), Pitlick (lacerated spleen), Hall (leg), Fraser (healthy), Fasth (knee), Petry (ribs), Lander (shoulder)
: Tonight's game will start at 5:12 p.m. MST.19:29:
Game underway and Derek Roy is already in the box! Hooking19:15:
And then... The Ducks make 'em pay. Right off the draw the puck goes to Francois Beauchemin and he scores. | EDM 0, ANA 1
Tit-for-tat! Slashing called on Nate Thompson. Oilers on the PK. 16:40:
Ben I-love-to-steal-your-joy robs a perfect oppurtunity from the Oilers. 15:47: A less than ideal power play for the Oilers. Besides the aforementioned chance, play exclusively in Oilers and neutral zones.
Rob Klinkhammer tries the good ole wrap around. No luck. 9:37
: It's been a laborious stretch for the Oilers.
6:20: After taking several minutes to register a shot the Oilers now have six to Anaheim’s seven.
Stay classy, Edmonton. 1:06:
Oilers second line of Purcell-Roy-Yakupov has showed up.
Strong backchecking effort from Roy to end the period and the Oilers get out of the first down one.
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Hendricks heavy on the boards tonight. Four hits in 4:49 TOT19:32:
The Oilers connected early in the second period. 28 seconds in, Nail Yakupov made a great backhand pass across the crease to Teddy Purcell who put the puck past Gibson to tie the game up. | EDM 1, ANA 1
13:17: It's amazing how much faster Luke Gazdic is without his signature locks flowing out of the back of his helmet.
10:2: Ugh! Pouliot with a chance in front after a turnover and then RNH rings one off the post. Oilers feeling it right now.
Through one, the Oilers and Ducks are tied up at one. After the first RNH had a 83% success rate in the circle. THIRD PERIOD
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Final frame coming up. New plan, keep the puck away from Ben Lovejoy, he has five blocks so far.
Seemingly harmless possession by the Ducks in the Oilers end... seemingly.
High shot by Andrew Ference gloved down by John Gibson.
Everytime Yakupov gets the puck down the right side, OIlers fans jump to the edge of their seats.
Unlucky number seven minutes left in the third and Ryan Getzlaf gets credit. The puck seeped out from under Scrivens' glove. | EDM 1, ANA 2 5:26:
Time for a power play from someone. The Oilers go up one, Thompson in the box for tripping. 4:10:
Tension on the ice. Prucell and Silfverberg with some stick work in front of Gibson.0:07:
In the last two minutes Nail Yakupov has had two great chances and nearly set up the game tying goal! This kid.
Lost the draw and didn't get any Wolf of Wall Street chest pound montage. Final score 2-1 Ducks. Ice cream time.