PRE-GAME NOTESForward Lines:
Hall - Nugent-Hopkins - Purcell
Yakupov - Draisaitl - Eberle
Perron - Arcobello - Pitlick
Gazdic - Hendricks - PinizzottoDefensive Pairings
Ference - Petry
Davidson - Schultz Goalies:Scrivens
Nikitin (back), Gordon (back), Klefbom (foot), Pouliot (broken foot)
Last meeting between these two teams was November 9th and Oilers won 3-1. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Benoit Pouliot both had a goal and an assist. 19:42:
And away we go...16:31:
Quick shot on net by Pitlick. Oilers throwing anything and everything towards Lundqvist.14:24:
Delayed penatly, no shot, but Jesper Fast goes to box for hooking. PP Oilers.10:19:
A little untidy for both teams early on, however shots 4-0 for the Blue and Orange.3:56:
The Rangers "score". Puck off Arcobello and in. | EDM 0, NYR 1
Tides turn, Oiler started with 100% of the shots, now down a score at two shots. On to the next...
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Off the bat Chris Kreider hooking penatly. Early chance to make it even.17:28:
Fun while it lasted, but no goal on the PP for the Oilers, just have to do it the ole fashioned way.15:12:
Rangers call a time out. Tick Tock.10:56:
So another time out, this time for the Oilers. Huh.1:40:
When people tweet about the Oilers spell their names wrong... 0:00:
Scrivens comes up big at the end of the period. Shots 15-10, Oilers still down just a single goal.
Twenty minutes to win it.18:12:
10:20: Pitlick-Draisaitl-Purcell with Petry and Schultz spend their entire shift putting pressure on the Rangers.
7:00: General consensus tonight:
4:58: Nugent-Hopkins pinned with two minutes for hooking. The first time the Oilers PK will be tested tonight.
1:00: Perron robbed! Ugh!
:21: Purcell's point shot blocked and Carl Hagelin walks it into the empty net.
0:00: That's all she wrote. Bye for now.