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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Flames Rookies

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:

Krushelnyski-Ewanyk-Platzer
K. Jones-C. Jones-Kessy
Tkachev-Yakimov-Winquist
Moroz-Roy-Chase

Defence pairings:

Oesterle-Simpson
Betker-Musil
Craig-Ludwig

Rimmer
Tuohimaa

Out: Draisaitl, Gernat, Nurse, Boland, Bouchard, Houck, Brossoit, Khaira, Holmberg


FIRST PERIOD

20:00:
Tonight's game is underway and near instant pushing and shoving at the Calgary net. It's the Battle of Alberta: Rookies Edition.

18:09: Ty Rimmer with a nice glove save! Calgary leading shots 3-1 early.

17:34: Calgary goes on the power play first. Craig gets two minutes for holding.

11:59: Lots of hits in the last couple of minutes. The pace has picked up.

10:09: Kyle Platzer puts the Oilers on the board first! | EDM 1, CGY 0

06:24: Johnny Gaudreau cleans up the garbage in front of Rimmer and puts in the loose puck to tie the game. | EDM 1, CGY 1

00:41: Oilers will get almost a full 2 minutes of 5-on-3 PP time.

00:11: C.J. Ludwig scores! Oilers up 2-1. | EDM 2, CGY 1

00:00: The first period has come to a close. Calgary is leading in shots, 16-9. Oilers have the lead. | EDM 2, CGY 1

SECOND PERIOD

20:00:
The second period is underway! A pair of power play goals has been the difference so far as Edmonton leads by one.

18:23: The Oilers are right back on the PP, courtesy of a high stick. Four minutes!

12:49: Calgary leads in shots 16-12 but the Oilers are still on top in the score department.

11:23: Yakimov all alone on McDonald but the puck is covered.

08:03: Ewanyk draws a penalty and it is back on the PP for the Oilers.

04:30: Rimmer makes another save and the Oilers are hanging on to their one-goal lead.

01:09: Ludwig does it again! Oilers take a two-goal lead. | EDM 3, CGY 1

00:00: Two down... One to go. The Oilers have a 3-1 lead heading into the third period. | EDM 3, CGY 1

THIRD PERIOD

20:00:
The third period is underway!

14:18: Sam Bennett scores a wraparound goal to make it a one-goal game once again. | EDM 3, CGY 2

08:48: Musil's penalty expires. Big PK from the Oilers.

08:14: Hunter Smith is in the box and the #Oilers have a power play!

06:08: Kessy and Smith collide something fierce in neutral zone and a fight follows.

03:03: Things keep heating up! Ewanyk and the mountain that is Keegan Kanzig fight.

01:52: Bogdan Yakimov! Oilers go up two with under two minutes remaining. | EDM 4, CGY 2

01:19: Calgary strikes back. | EDM 4, CGY 3

00:00: The Oilers win a close one! | EDM 4, CGY 3



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