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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Lightning

by Ashley Docking / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

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

Defensive Pairings:

Ference - Petry
Nikitin - Schultz
Marincin - Fayne

Goalies:

Scrivens
Bachman



FIRST PERIOD

20:00:
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.

SECOND PERIOD

20:00:
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


0.39:
Hendricks and Brown hit the change room early, roughing call by the refs.

0.0:
Good period for the Oilers.  Shots 16-15 in their favour but more importantly, so is the score.

THIRD PERIOD

20:00:
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


4:22:
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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