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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Jackets

by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers
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Forward Lines:

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

Defensive Pairings:

Klefbom - Schultz
Marincin - Fayne
Ference - Nikitin



Scratches: Pitlick (lacerated spleen), Hall (leg), Fasth (leg), Aulie (healthy)


20:00: Tonight's game is now underway.

17:50: Andrew Miller nearly redirected an Anton Lander pass in past Blue Jackets starting goaltender Curtis McElhinney on Miller's first career NHL shift. He just missed the mark on an excellent play by him and Lander. 15:37: Kevin Connauton received two minutes for holding the stick and Derek Roy for slashing, sending both off and putting the teams in a four-on-four situation.

14:25: While playing four-on-four, Jackets blueliner David Savard skated in from the point before wiring a shot top corner to put Columbus in the lead. | CBJ 1, EDM 0

14:00: With 23 seconds left in the four-on-four, Cam Atkinson got two minutes for hooking to give the Oilers a four-on-three man advantage.

7:48: Oilers head back on the power play with just under eight minutes to go in the first. Ryan Johansen received two minutes for cross-checking.

5:42: Nail Yakupov wired a shot off the post after one-timing a Nikita Nikitin rebound just as the penalty expired.

5:35: Shots on goal are 13-3 for the Oilers with 5:35 to go in the first.

6.2: Benoit Pouliot takes a hooking penalty, setting up a Blue Jackets power play to start the second.

0.0: Final shot count in period one was 14-4 for Edmonton.

20:00: Second period starts now. Blue Jackets open with a power play.

18:06: Oilers kill off the penalty. Columbus fires two shots during the man advantage.

16:10: Johansen's shot from the right circle beats Scrivens to double the Columbus lead to 2-0. | CBJ 2, EDM 0

15:21: Connauton gets penalized for hooking Nugent-Hopkins. Oilers head back on the PP. 

13:30: Artem Anisimov rings a shot off the post after getting in behind the Edmonton defence shorthanded.

10:47: Boyd Gordon got blindsided by Rene Bourque behind the Oilers net. Bourque received two minutes for interference on the play.

9:00: The Oilers power play finally struck for a goal. Yakupov broke through the Blue Jackets defence before tripping up but he managed to dish it over to Pouliot who found Derek Roy across the slot. Roy made no mistake, rifling the puck in. | CBJ 2, EDM 1

7:15: Nick Foligno gets two for tripping, sending the Oilers right back on the PP.

2:00: After Columbus had narrowed the shot gap to 17-10, the Oilers have rattled off seven straight shots and are now outshooting the visitors 24-10.

2.0: Rob Klinkhammer just missed a chance on a rebound after Boyd Gordon's initial shot off the rush was kicked away by McElhinney. The Blue Jackets netminder stopped both chances.

0.0: Shots after 40 minutes were 26-11 for the Oilers.

20:00: Period three has begun. 18:32: Oilers pull even after Jordan Eberle makes a great move to get around Ryan Craig then quickly dishes it off to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins who taps it in for the easy goal. | EDM 2, CBJ 2

14:37: Ryan Hamilton broke in behind the Jackets defence and tried to deke Curtis McElhinney but couldn't beat the Columbus goaltender.

14:02: Marko Dano gets two for hooking, sending the Oilers back on the man advantage.

10:55: Shots are now 35-13 for the Oilers.

10:45: Yakupov hammers home a rebound past McElhinney after Klefbom's initial shot missed the net and ricocheted off the end boards, giving the Oilers the lead. | EDM 3, CBJ 2

9:51: Mark Letestu's blast from the left point beat a screened Scrivens to get the game back on even terms. | EDM 3, CBJ 3

6:30: Shots are now 40-16 for Edmonton.

0.0: Shots on goal at the end of regulation were 44-19 for the Oilers.


5:00: Overtime is now underway. 

2:02: Partway through OT, the Oilers have three shots and Columbus has none.

0.0: Final shot count after 65 minutes: 47-20 for Edmonton.


CBJ - Letestu is stopped on a deke attempt.  
EDM - Nugent-Hopkins is stopped on a shot from the slot.

CBJ - Johansen scores on a backhand. | CBJ 1, EDM 0
EDM - Eberle scores on a quick shot from the slot. | EDM 1, CBJ 1

CBJ - Wennberg scores on a backhand. | CBJ 2, EDM 1
EDM - Roy is stopped on a shot from the hashmarks.

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