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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Wild

by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers
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Forward Lines:

Purcell - Nugent-Hopkins - Eberle
Fraser - Roy - Yakupov
Gazdic - Pouliot - Pakarinen
Hendricks - Gordon - Klinkhammer

Defensive Pairings:

Klefbom - Schultz
Marincin - Fayne
Ference - Aulie



Scratches: Pitlick (lacerated spleen), Hall (leg), Fasth (leg), Nikitin (shoulder), Lander (shoulder), Petry (ribs)


20:00: Tonight's game is now underway.

17:06: Justin Schultz takes a puck in the ear and has to head off to the room for repairs.

10:00: Shots on goal midway through the opening frame were 4-2 for the Oilers.

9:42: Minnesota got on the board first. A wrist shot from the left point by Christian Folin — recalled from AHL Iowa this morning —was deflected on its way to the net by Justin Fontaine, beating Scrivens. | MIN 1, EDM 0

4:54: The Wild doubled their lead after Nino Niederreiter scooped up a rebound at the top of the crease and hammered it past the Oilers goaltender for the 2-0 lead. | MIN 2, EDM 0

3:47: After the Oilers raced out to a 4-2 shot edge, Minnesota rattled off five of the next six shots.

0.0: Final shot count in the period was 8-5 for the Wild.

Intermission entertainment. Luke Gazdic joins the Avena The Brave Hair Massacure team to raise money for Make-a-Wish and Stollery Children's Foundation. Oilers TV's Ashley Docking has more:


20:00: Second period has started.

19:28: After missing most of the first period, getting stitches in his ear, Justin Schultz returns to the ice.

12:32: Shots are 9-8 Wild throughout the game as the game approaches the midway point.

10:30: Scrivens comes up with an outstanding glove save on Fontaine to keep the deficit at two goals.

5:08: Shots are now 19-8 Minnesota (11-3 in the period). The game is yet to have a penalty.

4:10: Jordan Schroeder slips the puck past Scrivens to increase Minnesota's lead. | MIN 3, EDM 0

0.0: Shots on goal after two periods were 21-10 for Minnesota.


20:00: The third period is now underway.

18:00: Oilers come out with two shots early on in the period.

14:57: A shot by Jordan Schroeder is stopped by Scrivens but the puck slides past him. Luckily for the Oilers, it slides past the safe side of the post.

11:57: The first penalty of the game goes to Minnesota. Nate Prosser gets sent off for tripping, giving the Oilers a power play.

9:13: Oilers get a few shots during the man advantage. Shot count is 25-15 Wild as the back half of the third period continues. 

1:15: Fontaine scores his second of the night to make it a 4-0 contest. | MIN 4, EDM 0

0.0: Final shot count was 29-16 for the Wild.

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