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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Kings

by Ashley Docking / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

Pouliot - Nugent-Hopkins - Eberle
Purcell - Roy - Yakupov
Hamilton - Hendricks - Fraser
Gazdic - Gordon - Klinkhammer

Defensive Pairings:

Klefbom - Schultz
Marincin - Fayne
Ference - Oesterle

Goalies:

Scrivens
Bachman

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



FIRST PERIOD

20:00Nail Yakupov gets named the player of the month and receives the Molson Cup. 

19:37:This is the third meeting between the Kings and the Oilers, splitting the season series so far 1-1.  David Perron’s shootout goal in December gave Todd Nelson his first win behind the Oilers bench.  

14:49:
Fairly even early in this one. Edmonton pressuring at first but the Kings have gotten the last few chances. Early shot count 6-2 LA . 

11:00: LA opens the scoring after some sustained pressure. Matt Greene (3) with the tally. | EDM 0, LAK 1



9:17: ICYMI: 5:52: Jordan Oesterle with a nice chance. Geez he's a smooth skater. 

1:31: After one period, broken sticks. Food for thought. 

:58: LA capitalizes on a two-on-one. Trevor Lewis puts the Anze Kopitar feed past Scrivens. | EDM 0, LAK 2 



SECOND PERIOD + 59

0:00: First period 2.0 is over, now 20 minutes of the second will commence.  Oilers have been outshot 14-4 to this point. Time to make LA your Fanatic:




19:24: Dwight King gets two for tripping. PP time. 


17:33: Jeff Carter (21) from Tyler Toffoli. A SH goal for the Kings. | EDM 0, LAK 3



13:32: Well Jarret Stoll heads to the box and the fans are doing the wave. One of these is a good sign. 

11:14: Hendricks with a frustration penalty. Slashing as the Oilers go on the defensive.  

6:42: Alrighty than! Oilers get on the board. Luke Gazdic (2) tips in the Oesterle shot. Oesterle with his first career NHL point. | EDM 1, LAK 3



4:38:
 Some signs of life here at Rexall. First Yakupov getting the crowd aroused and then a nice passing play involving four Oilers ending with Schultz ticking the puck on goal. 

3:01: Spoke too soon. Clifford (4) pots the big rebound. | EDM 1, LAK 4



0:00: Still down by the same margin after two periods. 

THIRD PERIOD

INTERMISSION ENTERTAINMENT: WATCH

19:34: LA Anze Kopitar (3) adds to the lead. | EDM 1, LAK 5


15:49: Dwight King is in the box so lets see what the Oilers do with the oppurtunity. 

14:24: Teddy Purcell gets a PP goal similar to Clifford marker, juicy rebound. | EDM 2, LAK 5


11:08: Hooking for Benoit Pouliot puts LA special teams front and centre.

6:42: Ryan Hamilton, tripping. 

3:47: Derek Roy narrowly misses the net, trailing on the Eberle offering. 

3:30: Mash-up time. Oesterle takes the point with Schultz.  


1:00: Last minute of play before the Oilers head out on a five game roadie.  

:31: Tripping again called by the refs, Trevor Lewis in the box to end the game. 

0:00: Oilers off for what won't be an easy task: Chicago, Carolina, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Columbus. 




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