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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Kings

by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers
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Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:


Defence pairings:



Out: Joensuu (high ankle sprain), Jones (Knee), Yakupov (ankle), Ference (chest), Gazdic (shoulder), Gordon (shoulder)


Tonight's game is underway.   

19:33: Justin Williams makes a nice move settling the puck down in the corner before throwing it in front to Anze Kopitar. Kopitar taps it in for the quick and early goal. | LA 1, EDM 0

14:50: Shots on goal early on are 4-0 Kings.

11:00: A fortunate bounce sees the puck fall on the stick of Marian Gaborik. He makes no mistake, rifling it past Fasth. | LA 2, EDM 0

7:00: Shots are 9-3 Kings.

4:09: Sam Gagner heads to the box, resulting in the Kings' first power play of the game.

3:04: LA's Jarret Stoll wires a shot off the post in what was their best scoring chance on the PP.

0.0: After one period, shots on goal were 11-4 for the Kings.


Second period is underway.

19:03: With Martin Jones down and out, David Perron threw the puck out front to Taylor Hall. Hall, however, couldn't find the trigger as Jones came up with a massive save. 16:00: A flurry of shots in the opening four minutes has the Oilers up 5-0 in the middle frame on the shot clock.

15:02: Fasth makes a very nice pad stop on Dwight King in front of the net.

14:49: Oilers get two minutes for having too many men on the ice. 10:42: Sam Gagner is down and being tended to by Oilers trainer T.D. Forss. He has to be helped off the ice.

6:05: Gaborik's shot from the left circle finds a way past Fasth to extend the Kings lead to 3-0. | LA 3, EDM 0

0.0: Shots after 40 minutes are 25-14 for L.A.


Period three has started.

16:16: Oilers announce Sam Gagner has an injured ankle and won't return.

13:05: David Perron goes to the box, setting up another Kings power play.

6:46: Taylor Hall goes off for high sticking.

5:51: Gaborik looks to have gotten the hat trick goal but it's ruled no goal due to incidental contact with the goaltender.

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