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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Flames

by Ashley Docking / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

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

Defensive Pairings:

Nikitin - Fayne
Ference - Petry
Hunt - Schultz

Goalies:

Scrivens
Fasth

FIRST PERIOD

20:00:
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
15:44:
One minute later Giordano with the assist, finding Jiri Hudler alone in the slot.  | EDM 0, CGY 2
8:18:
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
0.0:
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

20:00: 
Second period underway.

17:16:
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.

8:35:
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
0.0:
Final period coming up, the next twenty minutes decides this one.  Shots 23-11 for, yep, the Oilers.

THIRD PERIOD

20:00:
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

5:18:
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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