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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Flyers

by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers
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Forward Lines:

Pouliot - Nugent-Hopkins - Eberle
Purcell - Roy - Yakupov
Hall - Lander - Miller
Hendricks - Gordon - Klinkhammer

Defensive Pairings:

Klefbom - Schultz
Marincin - Fayne
Ference - Nikitin



Scratches: Pitlick (lacerated spleen), Pakarinen (knee), Fasth (leg), Fraser (concussion), Hamilton (healthy), Gazdic (healthy), Aulie (healthy)


20:00: Tonight's game is now underway. Steve Mason was supposed to start in goal for the Flyers but Ray Emery gets the nod with Mason nowhere to be found. 19:09: And just like that, the Oilers get on the board with a goal on Emery. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins swooped in to hammer a loose puck past the Philly goaltender. | EDM 1, PHI 0

16:45: Matt Read wires a shot off the side boards, ringing it off the post behind Ben Scrivens.

15:35: Claude Giroux's shot from the high slot beat Scrivens along the ice to tie the game up. | EDM 1, PHI 1

14:21: Oilers get the game's first power play after Nicklas Grossman receives two minutes for hooking.

13:52: The power play is shortlived as Taylor Hall gets an interference penalty only 29 seconds into the man advantage.

9:07: Oilers get caught with too many men on the ice, sending the Flyers to a full-length power play for the first time on the night.

8:00: Philadelphia takes the lead with a power-play marker. Giroux wired a shot from the left circle that beat Scrivens high to make it 2-1. | PHI 2, EDM 1

5:43: Ryan White doubled the Flyers lead, completing a nice give-and-go with Zac Rinaldo to make it 3-1. | PHI 3, EDM 1

3:45: Oilers get one back just over two minutes later. Teddy Purcell teed up a Derek Roy feed from the slot and blasted it by Emery. | PHI 3, EDM 2

30.8: Before the period would end, Oilers knot the game up at 3-3. Matt Hendricks picks up a rebound in front of the net and taps it past Emery for the goal. | EDM 3, PHI 3

0.0: Shots on goal after 20 minutes were even at 11-11.


20:00: Period two starts now. 18:49: Benoit Pouliot spotted Jordan Eberle skating down the middle of the ice. Eberle picked up the puck and deked out Emery to put the Oilers back in the lead. | EDM 4, PHI 3

17:14: Scrivens received two minutes for slashing, sending the Flyers on the power play. 13:11: Shots in the period are 6-3 for the Oilers almost seven minutes in.

5:14: Nicklas Grossman heads to the box, sending the Oilers on the PP.

2:50: Jakub Voracek gets ticketed for tripping, putting Edmonton right back on the man advantage.

0.0: Shots are 22-18 Edmonton after two periods of play.


20:00: The third period is underway.

19:14: Michael Raffl scored only 46 seconds into the third to bring the Flyers back on even terms at 4-4. | EDM 4, PHI 4

18:52: Nugent-Hopkins took a tripping penalty 1:08 into the period, putting Philly on the power play.

11:27: Now it's Philadelphia's turn to have too many men on the ice. Oilers head on the PP.

6:03: Nick Cousins is denied on a breakaway by Scrivens.

5:29: Coming back the other way, Hall is denied by Emery on a wraparound.

0.0: Shots are 30-28 Oilers as the third period winds down.


5:00: OT is underway. 

2:14: Nugent-Hopkins scores to win the game for the Oilers! | EDM 5, PHI 4

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