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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Flames

by Ashley Docking / Edmonton Oilers
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Forward Lines:

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

Defensive Pairings:

Nikitin - Fayne
Ference - Petry
Hunt - Schultz




Goosebumps as three former Oilers Captains join Andrew Ference for ceremonial puck drop, but now game time!

16:44: Calgary opens the scoring after Joe Colborne finds Mark Giordano at the top of the circle for the shot and Mason Raymond is given the credit. | EDM 0, CGY 1
One minute later Giordano with the assist, finding Jiri Hudler alone in the slot.  | EDM 0, CGY 2
Colborne stat line so far, one assist and two minutes for hooking. Edmonton on the PP with a faceoff in front of Karri Ramo.

7:01: Oil Country erupts, first goal of the regular season and first as an Oiler goes to Teddy Purcell.  Assists from David Perron and Nail Yakupov on the PP. | EDM 1, CGY 2
End of first period and the Oilers have 14 shots to the Flames seven.

**CORRECTION: The assists on the Flames second goal have now been awarded to Sean Monahan and Paul Byron.

Second period underway.

First man advantage for the Flames, Jordan Eberle is sent to the box for tripping.

9:46: TJ Brodie puts the Oilers on the man advantage for the second time tonight, two minutes for hooking. The Oilers scored their last goal on the PP!

9:26: Make that a TWO man advantage for the next 1:40 or until the first goal. Matt Stajan for tripping.

What a beauty!  A one timer by Taylor Hall from Ryan Nugent-Hopkins finds the back of the net in a hurry.  Still 5-on-4 for Edmonton. | EDM 2, CGY 2
Final period coming up, the next twenty minutes decides this one.  Shots 23-11 for, yep, the Oilers.


Third and final period is underway here at Rexall.

15:37: Mason Raymond's slap shot from the left circle puts the Oilers back in the hole. Lance Bouma gets the helper | EDM 2, CGY 3

The Oilers surrender another goal, Raymond gets the hatty poking in the pass from Colborne. Hudler gets the second assist. | EDM 2, CGY 4
1:36: Benoit Pouliot sits down for the next two minutes for slashing to close out the home opener.

0:30: Scrivens makes the inital save but TJ Brodie pots the rebound.  Curtis Glencross and Mikael Backlund. | EDM 2, CGY 5

0.0: Game 1 in the books, off to Vancouver tomorrow.     

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