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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Rangers

by Chris Wescott & 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)


Tonight's game is now underway.

16:52: Scrivens freezes the puck after a spirited shift of checking by the Oilers third line and Jeff Petry.

13:42: The visitors have a 2-0 shot lead through the first six minutes and some changes. We remain scoreless at the first TV timeout.

13:30: Luke Gazdic heads to the sin bin for the game's first penalty. This one is for interference.

13:02: BIG save by Scrivens. He denies Rick Nash on the partial breakaway.

11:30: Time's up! Gazdic leaves the box.

10:13: Sam Gagner throws the puck on net from the corner and Talbot dishes out a JUICY rebound but Eberle fires high over the open net.

04:46: Petry finds Nugent-Hopkins backdoor with a nice pass but the shot doesn't find its mark.

03:30: The Rangers draw first blood. Zuccarello deflects a point shot in past Scrivens. | NYR 1, EDM 0

00:18: Great stop by Scrivens but the hacking of sticks at the goalie pushes the puck through. There was a whistle though, so the score remains 1-0.

00:00: The Oilers trail the Rangers after 20 minutes of play, shots are 8-3 for the visitors. | NYR 1, EDM 0


Puck is dropped. The second period is underway at Rexall Place.

17:20: Smyth headed to the box and the Oilers headed to the PK.

15:52: Scrivens with a nice glove save on the penalty kill.

15:22: Derick Brassard scores as the puck deflects off of a stick and takes a weird angle towards the goal on the power play. | NYR 2, EDM 0

10:53: Nash scores from a steep angle and it's 3-0. | NYR 3, EDM 0

06:34: Shorthanded snipe by Nash gives him his second of the game and gives the Rangers the 4-0 lead. | NYR 4, EDM 0

00:00: Two periods in the books and the Oilers need a big bounce back third to close the gap. | NYR 4, EDM 0


Third period starts now.

18:07: Sam Gagner tries to split the Rangers defence and is hauled down by Raphael Diaz, putting the Oilers on the power play.

16:11: Mats Zuccarello rifles a shot from the slot past Scrivens for the shorthanded goal and five-goal lead. | NYR 5, EDM 0

14:27: Gagner heads to the box.

11:29: Shortly after the penalty was killed off, Anton Stralman received a hooking penalty to put Edmonton on the PP.

9:45: Before the penalty expired, Boyd Gordon took a high sticking penalty The penalty was for four minutes.

5:38: Shots are 27-22 for New York.

4:30: Dan Carcillo and David Perron drop the gloves for a quick wrestling match.

2:12: Perron goes right back to the box after exiting, this time on his own for slashing.

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