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LIVE GAME BLOG: Oilers at Avalanche

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

Hall - Draisaitl - Purcell
Pouliot - RNH - Eberle
Hendricks - Letestu - Korpikoski
Gazdic - Lander - Pakarinen

Defensive Pairings:

Nurse - Sekera
Nikitin - Schultz
Davidson - Gryba

Goal:

Nilsson

Oilers Depth Chart >>

Scratches: McDavid (collarbone), Yakupov (ankle), Oscar Klefbom (undisclosed), Klinkhammer (undisclosed), Ference, Khaira

Oilers Injury Report >>



FIRST PERIOD

20:00: Tonight's game is underway!

19:06: Too many men on the ice for Colorado. Oilers on the PP.

18:48: Comeau scores shorthanded on a breakaway. | COL 1, EDM 0



17:06: Avs kill the penalty.

15:52: Purcell stopped by Varlamov on a partial break.

14:48: Nilsson with a couple big saves on shots from the slot.

12:53: Hall with a fantastic feed through bodies to spring Draisaitl but Varlamov makes the save.

12:35: Offensive zone draw leads to some pressure on Varlamov but he's air tight so far.

06:43: Oilers outshooting Colorado 12-7.

04:19: Oilers headed on the PK.

03:11: Barrie's point shot goes through traffic and past Nilsson. | COL 2, EDM 0



02:52:
Oilers get their turn on the PP. Iginla to the box for a trip.

00:52: Oilers can't get much going on that man advantage.

00:00: Oilers trail by two after the first, but lead in shots 13-9 as they have had their chances. | COL 2, EDM 0

SECOND PERIOD

20:00: The second period is underway.

18:12: Eberle 's shot off the rush is nearly put in by a streaking Pouliot who had a chance at the rebound.

15:53: Oilers getting some looks at the Colorado net, trying to get back within one.

12:09: Oilers with a couple grade-A chances but can't bury.

07:38: Nilsson denies Skille on a wraparound.

05:44: Nilsson flashes the glove! Big stop for the big tendy.

05:34: Nick Holden's shot from the point, right off the draw, finds the back of the net. | COL 3, EDM 0

02:31: Pouliot shows off some speed to the outside, blowing by a d-man only to have his shot saved by Varlamov.

00:00: Chances, but no goals. Oilers with some work to do in the third, down by three. | COL 3, EDM 0

THIRD PERIOD

20:00: The third is underway.

17:02: Hall finds Sekera in the slot and he rings one in off the crossbar! | COL 3, EDM 1



16:40: Another great scoring chance! Oilers are buzzing at the start of this period.

13:05: Nilsson closes the pads to prevent another Avs goal. Oilers getting their share of chances with plenty of hockey left.

12:55: Iginla scores from right out in front. | COL 4, EDM 1



11:31:
Nilsson turns away a 2-on-1.

08:14: Varlamov. Another save. He's made a bunch.

03:29: Skille scores. | COL 5, EDM 1

00:00:
Oilers drop their third straight to close out this road trip. | COL 5, EDM 1









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