Skip to main content
The Official Site of the Edmonton Oilers

LIVE GAME BLOG: Oilers at Blackhawks

by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers
This page will refresh automatically every 5 minutes (300 seconds)

2 4





PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

Hall - Draisaitl - Eberle
Pouliot - Nugent-Hopkins - Yakupov
Lander - Letestu - Purcell
Miller - Pakarinen

Defensive Pairings:

Klefbom - Fayne
Nurse - Sekera
Reinhart - Gryba
Davidson

Goal:

Talbot

Scratches: McDavid (collarbone), Schultz (back), Kilnkhammer (undisclosed), Korpikoski (undisclosed), Hendricks (undisclosed), Gazdic, Ference



FIRST PERIOD

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

19:02: Chicago got on the board first, 58 seconds into the game. Artemi Panarin took a cross-ice pass from Patrick Kane and one-timed it on net. The puck went off Mark Fayne's stick and into the net behind Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot. | CHI 1, EDM 0



14:55: The first penalty of the game goes to Darnell Nurse for tripping, sending Chicago to the power play. Shots are even at 1-1.

12:50: Oilers kill off the penalty.

9:36: Shots on goal are 4-1 Chicago just past the midway point of period one.

6:37: Not long after Nurse made a nice play to take a scoring chance away from Jonathan Toews in a one-on-one situation, Cam Talbot flashed the leather, snagging a backhand from the slot away from Nik Hjalmarsson.

5:16: Iiro Pakarinen received a penalty for holding Marcus Kruger but Kruger got two for embellishment, resulting in a four-on-four situation for the next two minutes.

2:25: Chicago doubles its lead with 2:25 to go in the first. Panarin carries the puck down the ice and muscles his way into the slot before wiring a shot top corner to give the 'Hawks a 2-0 edge. | CHI 2, EDM 0



1:35: Coach McLellan shakes up his lines to try and spark some offence in his club. Anton Lander moves in between Nail Yakupov and Benoit Pouliot while the line of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Taylor Hall and Leon Draisaitl is reunited. 18.9: Brandon Davidson upends Panarin in the corner of the Edmonton zone, resulting in another power play for Chicago.

0.0: Shots after the first 20 minutes are 9-5 for Chicago.

SECOND PERIOD

20:00: Period two is now underway.

18:19: Oilers kill off the penalty to Davidson.

16:00: Teddy Purcell very nearly gets the Oilers on the board with a point-blank opportunity that Crawford steers away.

14:00: Crawford is upended behind his own net by Pouliot and tempers flare between both sides as a result. Shots in the period are 8-0 Oilers six minutes into the period as Edmonton puts the pressure on. No penalty on the play.

12:22: The line of RNH/Hall/Draisaitl continues to really put pressure on Chicago. Shots are now 13-0 Oilers in the period.  9:19: Shots are now 19-10 Oilers as the game passes the midway point; 14-1 in the period. 

4:36: On a partial breakaway, Eberle tried to backhand it past Crawford but the Chicago goaltender extended out his right toe to make the stop.

2:35: Draisaitl also gets in behind the Blackhawks D and tries to backhand the puck from in-close. Crawford makes that save, too. His 20th save of the period.

0.0: Overall shot count in period two was 22-6 for the Oilers. Overall in the game, 27-15 Edmonton.

THIRD PERIOD

20:00: The third period has started.

17:44: Viktor Tikhonov received two minutes for interference, giving Edmonton their first power play of the game.

17:04: 40 seconds into the power play, Eberle pounced on a rebound after Ryan Nugent-Hopkins took a shot through a screen and scored to draw the Oilers within a goal. The assist was the 200th point in RNH's NHL career. | CHI 2, EDM 1

16:12: Anton Lander takes a holding penalty to put the Blackhawks on the power play. 10:37: Oilers kill off that penalty. Shots on goal in the period are 6-3 Blackhawks.

7:29: Andrew Shaw blocked a shot by Nurse, turning it ito a breakaway but Nurse caught up to him before he could get a good shot on goal.

6:32: Patrick Kane backhanded a shot from the slot past Talbot to regain Chicago's two-goal lead. | CHI 3, EDM 1



2:00: Andrej Sekera blasts a shot from the point that finds its way past a screened Corey Crawford to get Edmonton back within a goal once again. | CHI 3, EDM 2

1:05: Oilers call a timeout.

13.9: Klefbom takes a holding penalty with 14 seconds to clinch this one for Chicago.

5.1: With Talbot back in the net, Anisimov scores on the power play. | CHI 4, EDM 2




View More