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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Sharks

by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers
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Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:


Defence pairings:



Out: Joensuu (high ankle sprain), Yakupov (ankle), Fasth (neck), Belov (healthy)


Tonight's game is now underway.

15:49: The Oilers got on the board early in this one. David Perron made a nice move at the left circle to move the puck from his backhand to forehand after taking a drop pass from Taylor Hall. Perron made no mistake, roofing it past Sharks netminder Antti Niemi. | EDM 1, SJ 0

14:00: Ryan Jones goes down to an injury after blocking a shot and has to be helped off the ice.

9:29: Shots on goal are 3-3 just past the midway point of the first period. 9:01: Oilers have a couple great chances to double their lead as Anton Lander and Jordan Eberle both take swipes at the puck from prime scoring areas but Niemi is equal to the task. 1:27: Shots are 10-9 Oilers as the period nears completion. It was 8-4 Edmonton at one point earlier in the frame. 0.0: After one period, shots on goal were 11-10 for San Jose.


Period two is now underway.

16:10: Sam Gagner nearly slips the puck past Niemi off the rush but can't get enough on his shot at the top of the crease.

14:09: Smyth heads to the box for holding, giving the Sharks the game's first power play.

13:32: Scrivens slid across to stop a shot from the slot by Marleau but Pavelski was there for the rebound to tie the game up. | EDM 1, SJ 1

11:32: Oilers go down a man once again after Andrew Ference gets two minutes for holding.

10:03: Marleau tees up a wrist shot from the top of the right circle and beats Scrivens glove side to put San Jose ahead. | SJ 2, EDM 1

8:30: Oilers register their second shot for the period. Shots were 13-2 Sharks in the middle frame to this point.

8:17: Brad Stuart gets sent to the bin, giving the Oilers their first man advantage of the game. 

5:55: Adam Burish blocks a shot with what appears to be his wrist and, while in considerable pain, he skates off the ice and to the dressing room.

3:15: Oilers call their 30-second timeout after icing the puck.

30.3: Martin Havlat's wrist shot from the top of the left circle beats Scrivens to make it a two-goal game. | SJ 3, EDM 1

0.0: Shots after two periods were 28-17 for San Jose. 


Third period has started.

19:28: Taylor Hall gets a penalty early in the third period for holding to send the Sharks back on the power play.

18:43: Sharks connect again on the man advantage, this time Joe Pavelski with his second of the game. Pavelski takes the puck, waits and spins before firing it in. | SJ 4, EDM 1

14:16: Shots are 29-19 Sharks.

7:47: Perron is robbed by Niemi point-blank at the top of the crease.

7:00: Pavelski's shot from the high slot beats Scrivens to complete the hat trick for the Sharks pivot. | SJ 5, EDM 1

5:04: Hall picks up a rebound in front and backhands it just inside the post to get one back for Edmonton. | SJ 5, EDM 2

51.4: Nieto  gets two for hooking late in the game.

0.0: Final shot count is 34-30 for the Sharks.

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