PRE-GAME NOTESForward Lines:
Pouliot - Nugent-Hopkins - Eberle
Purcell - Roy - Yakupov
Hall - Lander - Miller
Gazdic - Klinkhammer - FraserDefensive Pairings
Klefbom - Schultz
Nikitin - Davidson
Marincin - Aulie Goalies:Bachman
Pitlick (lacerated spleen), Pakarinen (knee), Fasth (leg), Fayne (shoulder), Ference (concussion), Gordon (back), Hendricks (back)
: Time to go.19:27: Well that escalated quickly. After a 2-on-1 fail to yield results, Jordan Eberle (22) joined the rush late and scores early. | EMD 1, DAL 0
Ref fell, Yak gave him a hand up. Big applause from Rexall.
13:01: Anton Lander breezes by the defender, finds Nikita Nikitin on the far side but he's robbed by Lehtonen. #soclose
9:01: Yakupov and Vernon Fiddler collide at centre ice. Fiddler gets the worst of it, no penalty on the pay. Incidental contact.
8:47: Hall takes one though, tripping. PK up next.
6:00: Horcoff netted one, but refs blew down the play. He's not a happy camper.
4:45: Not really sure where to begin, but Oilers just had four legitimate scoring chances on the Stars within 30 seconds.
Shots 10-7 in favour of Dallas, but it sure doesn't feel that way!
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Second starts with a close call by the Stars. 17:44:
Dallas turns the puck over to Teddy Purcell in the right circle, stopped by Lehtonen. 14:19:
Seemingly for retaliation for mid-ice collision in the first, Chris MacKenzie crosschecks Nail Yakupov into the boards. Gets two.12:09: MacKenzie is sprung from the box after penalty expires. Misses breakaway. As that's happening, Hall gets into it with Jamie Benn after hitting him. While that's going on, Nuge gets a clean break, stopped point blank. 9:53:
Learn the lingo. 8:42:
Great backhand pass from Gazdic springs Fraser, Lehtonen with the stop. Scrum in front of the Stars net after. 8:42:
Fraser and Roussel are in the box for the afore
Nuge Joins Fraser to watch 4-on-3 hockey. Tripping the call. 3:07:
Richard Bachman doing his darndest to keep the clean slate. :39:
He has a point...
: About last period...Bachman turned away 13 shots and the Oilers are a poultry 27% in the faceoff circle but up one!17:12:
Bachman stops Ales Hemsky on a breakaway. Third or forth breakaway in the game today for both teams combined. 13:49:
Remember when Hall swept Benn off his feet? <3
Yak lays a hit forcing a bad pass, chases down the puck and throws it in front for Derek Roy (12)! These two I tell ya. | EDM 2, DAL 0
Not an ideal time for a penatly. Pouliot takes two for hooking. 6:28:
Hall extends his point streak getting a helper on Pouliot's (17) goal. | EDM 3, DAL 0
Edmonton Oilers have a penalty shot, Andrew Miller (1)! SCORES!!! SMILES!!! | EDM 4. DAL 0
Miller gets his first goal a game after his first point and Bachman with his first NHL shutout.