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LIVE GAME BLOG: Final Game at Rexall Place

by Meg Tilley / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

Hall - Draisaitl - Pakarinen
Maroon - McDavid - Eberle
Korpikoski - Nugent-Hopkins - Yakupov
Hendricks - Letestu - Kassian

Defensive Pairings:

Sekera - Fayne
Reinhart - Oesterle
Nurse - Pardy

Goal:

Talbot

Oilers Depth Chart >>

Scratches: Ference (hip), Klefbom (lower body), Gryba (lower body), Pouliot (shoulder), Davidson (lower body), Lander, Pakarinen, Gazdic, Nikitin, Cracknell

Oilers Injury Report >>



FIRST PERIOD

20:00: The game is now underway.

14:07: Canucks forward Jake Virtanen fires a shot at the Oilers net and is denied by Cam Talbot.

12:08: Connor McDavid sent to the box and receives two minutes for hooking. Canucks with the man advantage.

9:55: Canucks forward Markus Granlund receives two minutes for slashing. Oilers on their first power play of the night.

9:17: Oilers defenceman Andrej Sekera with an opportunity but is denied by Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom.
8:20: A little spin-and-shoot from Oilers forward Mark Letestu surprises Markstrom, but he still manages to make the save.

6:30: Oilers defenceman Darnell Nurse blocks a shot and collapses to the ice and is escorted off.

5:33: Oilers defenceman Mark Fayne is given a questionable two minutes for tripping.
3:00: Canucks forward Derek Dorsett and Oilers forward Zack Kassian each receive a two-minute penalty for roughing.

1:56: Canucks defenceman Christopher Tanev receives two minutes for hooking. The Oilers once again have the man advantage.

1:11: Oilers forward Jordan Eberle with two quick chances but just can't break the egg.

4.3: Oilers forward Taylor Hall with another opportunity to bury the puck but is denied by Markstrom's pad.

0.0: The period is over. Shots on net are 8-7 Canucks.

FIRST PERIOD HIGHLIGHTS



SECOND PERIOD

20:00: The second period has begun.
13:30: Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins with a chance in front of the Canucks net but puck flies just wide of the post.    
11:33: Oilers forward Nail Yakupov buries the shot. EDM 1, VAN 0
 


9:10:
Yakupov receives a two-minute penalty for tripping. Canucks with the man advantage for the third time tonight.

6:56: Nugent-Hopkins with a long shot but Markstrom makes the save.

6:44: Oilers forward Patrick Maroon intercepts a pass just out front of the Canucks net, spins and lets it rip. EDM 2, VAN 0



3:39: 
Canucks defenceman Nikita Tryamkin receives two minutes for holding against McDavid. Oilers with the power play.

2:34: McDavid jabs at a loose puck in front of the Canucks blue paint that pops it up and into the net. EDM 3, VAN 0



0.0:
The period is over. Shots on net are 19-13 for Edmonton.

SECOND PERIOD HIGHLIGHTS



THIRD PERIOD

20:00: The third period is underway.

17:12: Canucks forward Jannik Hansen with a shot in front of Talbot's net but the puck goes high and wide.

16:58: Oilers forward Matt Hendricks receives two minutes for holding.

14:39: Canucks defenceman Matt Bartkowksi shelfs it just above Talbots blocker. EDM 3, VAN 1



10:52
: Maroon reaches out and tips the puck into net. EDM 4, VAN 1
10:34: Hall flies in and slips the puck between Markstrom’s legs. EDM 5, VAN 1
 
7:51: Canucks forward Bo Horvat wrists one top shelf just above Talbot's glove. EDM 5, VAN 2



2:51:
Canucks Dan Hamhuis receives two minutes for slashing. 

1:14:
Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl scores on the power play. EDM 6, VAN 2
0.0: The period is over. Final shots on net 38-27, Oilers.
 
LIVE POST-GAME

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