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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Jets

by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers
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Lights up, anthem over. Drop the puck!

17:27: Sherwood Park native Braden Christoffer with Edmonton's first shot on goal of the game.

15:13: Darnell Nurse takes the game's first penalty: holding. Shots are even at 1-1 almost five minutes in.

12:32: J.C. Lipon took a tripping penalty to put the Oilers on their first man advantage of the evening.

12:03: Ben Chiarot took a hooking penalty while on the PK, giving Edmonton a two-man advantage.

11:57: Justin Schultz fired a beauty seeing-eye wrist shot from the right faceoff circle following a light-touch feed from Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. | EDM 1, WPG 0

8:45: Braden Christoffer received two minutes for interference, sending Winnipeg on the power play with a chance to tie the game up.

4:49: Things get a little chippy between both sides. Result is penalties to Schultz and Lipon, two each for roughing. Time for some four-on-four hockey!  3:58: With 1:09 left in the coincidental minors, Jordan Oesterle holds up Alex Burmistrov on the rush, setting up a four-on-three power play situation for the Jets.

2:49: Just as the Schultz and Lipon penalties expired, Eric Gryba got two minutes, putting the Jets on a five-on-three PP for the next 51 seconds.

1:49: Oilers penalty killers did a great job keeping the Jets at bay. Winnipeg walks away from the two-man advantage empty-handed.

0.0: Shots on goal are 16-10 for Winnipeg after the first.


Period two is now underway.

18:55: Griffin Reinhart's shot from the left point was wired off the post behind Jets goaltender Michael Hutchinson.

13:51: Just over six minutes into the period and the only four shots are Edmonton's.

9:50: Shots in the period are 8-2 for Edmonton but neither team has scored in the middle frame.

8:48: Matt Hendricks gets a penalty for boarding Scott Kosmachuk in the corner of the Jets zone, sending Winnipeg back to the power play.

5:18: After a nice rush by Braden Christoffer, Justin Schultz narrowly missed on a blast from the left circle that whistled by Hutchinson.

3:47: Cam Talbot had trouble playing the puck behind the net and it nearly resulted in a Jets player wrapping the puck in but the puck slid out of harm's way.

0.0: Shots in the second were 12-8 for the Oilers. Overall through 40 minutes, Jets have a 24-22 shot edge.


The third period has begun. Eric Comrie is now in goal for the Jets.

18:20: Matt Hendricks tried to get to a loose puck in the Winnipeg zone but was upended by Chase DeLeo, setting up Edmonton's first power play since the opening period. 

18:10: It didn't take the Oilers long to find the back of the net. Jordan Eberle pounced on a rebound at the top of the Jets crease after Nugent-Hopkins centred it off him. Eberle made no mistake, wristing it blocker side. Benoit Pouliot and Nugent-Hopkins got the assists. | EDM 2, WPG 0

16:11: Oilers finally inch ahead of the Jets in shots, with 25 to Winnipeg's 24.

14:56: Winnipeg finally got on the board after Ben Chiarot blasted a rolling puck from the point past a screened Talbot to make it a one-goal game once again. | EDM 2, WPG 1

11:47: Christoffer got two for hooking, giving the Jets a chance to tie the game up on the power play.

8:46: A quick snap shot from Adam Lowry at the top of the left circle beat Talbot high and got the Jets on even terms. | EDM 2, WPG 2

4:20: Shots are now 33-28 for the Oilers after a flurry of chances in front of Jets goaltender Comrie.

4:00: Christoffer took two minutes for high sticking, providing Winnipeg with yet another opportunity on the power play. This time, with the game tied 2-2.

2:12: Matt Hendricks was tripped up on a breakaway late in the third period, resulting in a penalty shot for the Oilers forward.

2:12: On the penalty shot, Hendricks pulled a fake at the hashmarks before deking to his left and scoring on Comrie. The penalty shot goal also counts as a shorthanded marker. | EDM 3, WPG 2

1:09: Winnipeg calls its 30-second timeout.

0.0: Third period comes to an end. Game is over and Oilers win 3-2! Final shot count 34-32. The two teams will now play a practice period of three-on-three overtime.

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