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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Stars

by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers
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Forward Lines:

Hall - Nugent-Hopkins - Purcell
Perron - Gordon - Eberle
Yakupov - Lander - Pitlick
Hendricks - Arcobello - Pinizzotto

Defensive Pairings:

Ference - Petry
Klefbom - Fayne
Hunt - Schultz



Scratches: Nikitin (back), Pouliot (broken foot), Gazdic (healthy), Draisaitl (healthy), Aulie (healthy)


Today's game is now underway.

17:12: Ben Scrivens is bowled over by Jamie Benn and it doesn't go unnoticed by the officials. Benn gets sent to the box for goaltender interference.

17:02: It doesn't take the Oilers long to strike on the power play. Taylor Hall pounces on a rebound at the left side of the net and slips it in past Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen. | EDM 1, DAL 0

13:24: Dallas gets the goal right back. Shawn Horcoff picks up a rebound in front of the net and backhands it over Scrivens to even it up. | EDM 1, DAL 1

12:00: At the first TV timeout, the Oilers played a video tribute to Ales Hemsky on the scoreboard.

10:21: Shots on goal were 7-7 as the opening period reached the midway point.

9:40: Erik Cole took advantage of a bounce after a Hemsky pass made its way across the ice. Cole put it past an outstretched Scrivens for the marker. | DAL 2, EDM 1

0.0: After one period, shots are 12-11 for the Oilers.


Period two has started.

19:49: Only 11 seconds into the period, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins made a great effort to get the puck over to Teddy Purcell in the slot. He made no mistake, firing it past Lehtonen to get the Oilers back on even terms. | EDM 2, DAL 2

17:16: Oilers move back in front just over two minutes later. Mark Arcobello pounced on a rebound and slipped it past Lehtonen to make it 3-2. | EDM 3, DAL 2

14:45: Shots are now 16-11 for the Oilers.

11:24: Boyd Gordon dropped the gloves with Antoine Roussel and the two grappled for some time before heading to the box for five.

10:41: Arcobello again pounced on a rebound in the slot, this time after the initial shot was taken by Steve Pinizzotto. The goal was his seventh of the season and put the Oilers up 4-2. | EDM 4, DAL 2

10:41: After the goal, Lehtonen was replaced in goal by Anders Lindback.  

6:43: Taylor Hall separated himself from the Stars defence and took full advantage, shooting five-hole on Lindback to give the Oilers a three-goal lead. | EDM 5, DAL 2

6:29: The teams play some four-on-four after Nail Yakupov got a holding the stick penalty and Jason Demers received two for hooking.

1:26: Boyd Gordon heads to the penalty box for holding.

20.5: Dallas gets one back late in the period while on the power play. Jamie Benn's shot from the bottom of the right circle beat Scrivens. | EDM 5, DAL 3

0.0: Shots after two periods were 25-21 for the Stars; 14-9 Dallas in the second. 


Third period has started.

19:08: Tyler Seguin pounced on a rebound early in the period to draw Dallas to within a goal. | EDM 5, DAL 4

18:20: Tyler Pitlick cleared the puck over the glass from his own end, resulting in a two-minute penalty for delay of game.

14:24: After killing off that penalty, the Oilers PK heads back to work after Andrew Ference gets two.

10:47: Scrivens made the initial stop off Benn but Seguin was right there to put the rebound in and tie the game. | EDM 5, DAL 5

5:05: Shots are 38-26 Dallas with five minutes to play in the third.

0.0: The game heads to overtime. Shots 41-26 for the Stars. In the third period, Dallas had a 16-5 shot edge.


The extra period has started.

2:56: Shots are 2-1 Oilers as overtime nears the midway point.

0.0: Overtime solves nothing. Shots in the extra frame were 4-3 for Dallas.


Jason Spezza (saved) | Taylor Hall (saved)

2ND SHOOTERS: Tyler Seguin (scored) | David Perron (saved)

3RD SHOOTERS: Jamie Benn (saved) | Jordan Eberle (scored)

4TH SHOOTERS: Trevor Daley (saved) | Matt Hendricks (saved)

5TH SHOOTERS: Ales Hemsky (saved) | Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (hit the post)

6TH SHOOTERS: Vern Fiddler (scored) | Teddy Purcell (scored)

7TH SHOOTERS: Jordie Benn (saved) | Mark Arcobello (missed net)

8TH SHOOTERS: Shawn Horcoff (scored) | Anton Lander (saved)

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