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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Kings

by Ashley Docking / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

Hall - Nugent-Hopkins - Eberle
Perron - Draisaitl - Fraser
Yakupov - Roy - Purcell
Gazdic - Gordon - Pitlick

Defensive Pairings:

Ference - Petry
Klefbom - Fayne
Nikitin - Schultz

Goalies:

Scrivens
Fasth

Scratches: Aulie (healthy), Gazdic (healthy), Pinizzotto (healthy)



FIRST PERIOD

20:00:
 Game underway here at Rexall.

17:56:
Oilers will test out their first official Nelson-lead PP. Hooking call on Justin Williams.

17:24: Edmonton tee'd up a few blasts, thirty seconds into the man advantage. LA absorbing the pressure.

15:23:
Oilers look relaxed and confident as they pot the first of the game thanks to Matt Hendricks (3).  Also, welcome Derek Roy with his first assist as an Oiler. | EDM 1, LA 0






12:46: Oilers get an early lead in the game, and Natasha gets the best gift ever.  
4:07: Leon Draisaitl also gets nabbed for hooking. Penalty kill will be on full display here at Rexall.   

3:45: Ference lays a solid hit on Jeff Carter.  Yee Haw!

2:37: They say porridge is soft, but that call on Petry... Oilers two men down for 30 seconds.

00:0:
 Special team success, for Edmonton and a after a late scrum in front of the net Oilers head into the locker room up!

SECOND PERIOD

20:00:
 Hold please and watch THIS while you wait for the second frame to start. 

UPDATE: 

19:00:
Injury not serious, Roy back on the ice.

12:35: 
With his goal earlier, Hendricks now has three against the Kings over the course of his career.  That's tied for tops all-time on the Oilers current roster.  Taylor Hall also has three, with seven assist over 12 games. 

10:28: After a botched 3-on-1, the top line of Hall-Nuge-Ebs burry the teams second, Nugent-Hopkins with his 11th. | EDM 2, LA 0


7:42: Something we like to see, Oilers defending their goalie as Andy Andreoff bowls over Ben Scrivens.  Gets two minutes for roughing.

 
5:11: Offsetting minors for Yakupov and Toffoli.  Slashing and roughing, respectively.

1:15: Oilers get stifled by the blue line again! Hall nearly broke in before being called offside.

0:11: Perron knocked down by Doughty, but still puts puck on net and Quick needs to make a save.

00:0: Scrivens doing it for the Oilers tonight, shots 22-16 for the Kings 

THIRD PERIOD

20:00:
 Miss the skills comp? Highlights HERE.

13:34: More of the same, from the Oilers! Pressure continues down in La, La, Land AKA. the Kings zone. 

10:20: I mean, Ben Scrivens ladies and gentlemen.

9:58: Drew Doughty (4) rips one off the camera in the back of the net, unassisted..for now. | EDM 2, LA 1


7:25: Told you "for now". Jeff Carter gets the assits on the Doughty bomb. 

5:53: After the TV timeout both teams take the ice for the final chunck of time. 

5:04: Anze Kopitar puts the Oilers on the PP once again, Edmonton with a chance to ice it...  not literally. 


3:01: Okay so LA kills the penalty after a series of great chances by the Oilers. THEN Schutlz's stick catches Toffoli in the face, giving the Kings a chance to tie things up.   

2:25: PP goal by Jake Muzzin. | EDM 2, LA 2

0:00: Overtime is on the way. Scary stat, the shots are 37-17 for the Kings. 

OVERTIME PERIOD

5:00:
 OT underway here at Rexall.

3:12: Two thirds of That 70's Line, hit the post. Twice. Close call. 

:15: Teddy Purcell, Mr. Hands!! No goal but fun to watch him dance through the defense. 

SHOOTOUT!! 

RD 1
Kings start with Jeff Carter: x
Oilers counter with Derek Roy: x

RD 2

LA brings in Anze: x
Everybody up for Eberle: x (so close!) 
^^ Eberle's attempt is under video review. Stays no goal.

RD 3
Toffoli kicks off the third round: x
Hendricks hits it off the boards: x

RD 4

Justin Williams: x
Perron: WINS IT FOR THE BOYS! | EDM 3, LA 2 S/O

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