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LIVE GAME BLOG: Oilers at Blues

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

Pouliot - Nugent-Hopkins - Purcell
Hall - McDavid - Slepyshev
Korpikoski - Lander - Yakupov
Gazdic - Letestu - Hendricks

Defensive Pairings:

Klefbom-Schultz
Sekera-Fayne
Reinhart - Gryba

Goal:

Talbot
Nilsson

Scratches: Eberle (shoulder), Simpson (Undisclosed), Klinkhammer, Ference, Davidson



FIRST PERIOD

20:00: All the pre-game ceremonies have completed. Anthems are complete. Let's play hockey.

19:29: Talbot with a HUGE save on Tarasenko from point-blank range!

14:33: Oilers still searching for their first shot on goal. Trail 3-0 in that category.

13:46: Talbot traps the puck at the post. Oilers and Blues tied at 0-0.

11:36: Gryba unleashes a big hit on Backes near the Oilers bench.

11:08: Hendricks whacks at the loose puck with Elliott behind the net. Scuffling ensues. Hendricks & Ott to the box.

10:30: Elliott with a glove save on Schultz.

07:42: Oilers have evened up the shots on goal.

07:01: Yakupov with a shot on net, Lander nearly gets at the rebound. Elliott covers up.

05:41: Reihart goes to the sin bin for hooking. St. Louis on the PP.

03:51: A shorthanded chance for the Oilers, Hendricks to Purcell in front. Elliott makes the save.

02:41: Oilers Hall-McDavid-Slepyshev line with a good shift. Hall draws a penalty. Oil to the PP.

02:38: GOOOOALLLL????? Pietrangelo tries to clear and it hits his own player and goes in. Oil up 1-0! | EDM 1, STL 0



WATCH THE FULL HIGHLIGHT

00:19:
Reinhart gets a high-sticking penalty.

00:00: Crazy end to the first period. Edmonton up 1-0 after 20. | EDM 1, STL 0

SECOND PERIOD

20:00: The second period underway!

15:41: Oilers killed off Reinhart's penalty ages ago. Edmonton outshooting Blues 14-10

13:39: Ott hits Letestu from behind. Gryba and Gazdic both come to his defence. Gryba squares off with Edmundson. Gryba and Edmundson go off for fighting. Ott gets the charging call to go with it. Oil on the PP.

11:39: Blues kill off the Ott penalty.

10:50: Tarasenko nets the equalizer on a breakaway. | STL 1, EDM 1

07:27: Talbot stops Jaskin on a wraparound try.

00:43: Talbot has been strong for the Oilers, who are now being outshot 21-17. Big save in the final minute of the second.

00:00: Oil and Blues tied 1-1 after 40. | EDM 1, STL 1

THIRD PERIOD

20:00: The third period is underway.

18:00: Great opportunity by McDavid. Elliott turns the rookie away.

17:16: Tripping penalty to Reaves gives Oilers a power play!

16:53: McDavid stopped by Elliott again! Another great chance.

15:36: Brodziak rings one off the post, shorthanded.

14:19: Save by Talbot! Takes a shot to the chest then bats it away with his stick.

11:01: Oilers pressing hard on the last shift but puck pinballs around in front.

10:31: Robby Fabbri scores his first NHL goal. | STL 2, EDM 1

07:35: Plenty of hockey left as Oilers kill off a St. Louis PP.

05:56: Yakupov's shot stopped by Elliott's glove.

02:00: Oilers still trailing by one. Searching for the equalizer.

01:17: Talbot trying to get off for the extra attacker but Blues take back the puck and go offside.

01:05: Talbot off. Net is empty.

00:17: Blues get the empty-net goal.

00:00: Oilers fall to the Blues in the season opener. | STL 3, EDM 1









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