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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Lightning

by Ashley Docking / Edmonton Oilers
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Forward Lines:

Hall - RNH - Eberle
Pouliot - Arcobello - Yakupov
Purcell - Draisaitl - Perron
Hendricks - Gordon - Joensuu

Defensive Pairings:

Ference - Petry
Nikitin - Schultz
Marincin - Fayne




After seven minutes of anthems, we're off!

18:58: Oilers come out with some moxie, pressure from their top line.

12:05: Shots 4-3 early for Tampa, and some physicality.  Henricks left Stralman on his hind parts behind the Lightning net. 

9:08: Brett Connolly finds the back of the net but it's instantly called back, Brian Boyle interfered with Scrivens in the crease.

7:16: Jesse Joensuu with his third minor penalty this season. Holding.

4:27: After killing the Joensuu penatly and allowing no shots, Oilers a man down once more this time Hall in the box for high sticking.

0.0: Oilers kill off two penalties and after the first it's scoreless at Rexall.  The you gotta see it moment so far this period is a tricky behind the back, off the mesh catch by Ben Bishop.

INTERMISSION ENTERTAINMENT: Ben Scrivens teams up with the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta to raise money and awareness for mental health. Watch Here.


Hydrate, towel off and get fired up for the second.

18:38: I have no problem saying that was a lucky goal. Boyle's pass in front of the net ricocheted of Schultz, hit the post and THEN snuck in the net.
| EDM, 0 TBL 1
15:24: Justin Schultz picks the puck up off the boards and shelfs it short side, his first of the season. Tie Game! | EDM 1, TBL 1
11:09: Brett Connolly put the Oilers on the PP for the first time tonight.  They've been on the man advantage

26:42 this season.

ICYMI: Schultz doesn't like brie he likes chedda!

5:03: Hall is, well for lack of a better word hualed down in a break. Penatly shot!!

5:03: Hall scores, slides it five-hole and the Oilers lead.  | EDM 2, TBL 1

Hendricks and Brown hit the change room early, roughing call by the refs.

Good period for the Oilers.  Shots 16-15 in their favour but more importantly, so is the score.


Starting the period with offsetting minors, and one shot for the Lightning.

12:12: TV timeout and we learned (thanks to the Jumbotron) that Jesse Joensuu can list 12 US States in 15 seconds.

10:06: Time to sew up some insurance here. Oilers on the PP, two minutes for Namestnikov.

6:05: Johnson spots Connolly (2) alone in the slot, he puts it past Scrivens.  | EDM 2, TBL 2

Needless to say, the crowd is into this one!

3:25: Nuge, Hall and Ebs, Oh My! Those aren't boo's folks, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scores his first of the season. | EDM 3, TBL 2

0.20: Oilers 20 seconds away from their first win!

0.0: Done and done.  In front of the home crowd, the Oilers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning. Celebration time!!

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