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LIVE GAME BLOG: Oilers at Canadiens

by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

Hall - Draisaitl - Purcell
Pouliot - McDavid - Eberle
Kassian - Letestu - Yakupov
Korpikoski - Hendricks - Pakarinen

Defensive Pairings:

Sekera - Fayne
Davidson - Gryba
Nurse - Schultz

Goal:

Talbot

Oilers Depth Chart >>

Scratches: Ference (hip), Klefbom (lower body), Nugent-Hopkins (hand), Lander, Reinhart, Clendening

Oilers Injury Report >>



FIRST PERIOD

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

17:08: Shots on goal were 3-1 for the Oilers almost three minutes into the game.



13:36: Eric Gryba received two minutes for an illegal check to the head, giving Montreal the game's first power play.

12:33: Tomas Plekanec one-timed a blast from the top of the right circle that was tipped past Talbot by Brendan Gallagher to put the Habs on the board first with a power play goal. | MTL 1, EDM 0



11:45: Lars Eller received two minutes for slashing Jordan Eberle as the Oilers winger drove to the net, giving the Oilers their first chance on the man advantage.

10:34: While shorthanded, Plekanec stripped the puck from Schultz and drove to the front of the net. Talbot had to be sharp to make a pad save, preventing a shorthanded goal.

8:39: Eberle was slashed in front of the net by Alexei Emelin, putting Edmonton back on the power play.

5:53: Shots on goal were 10-6 Oilers at the final TV timeout of the period.

3:49: Montreal extended its lead to 2-0 when Lars Eller wired a shot from the slot glove side past Talbot. | MTL 2, EDM 0



1:15: Leon Draisaitl took two minutes for tripping late in the first period to give the Habs another chance on the power play.

0.0: After one period, shots on goal were 13-12 for Montreal.

SECOND PERIOD

20:00: Period two has begun.

13:39: Zack Kassian gets two minutes for roughing as things start to get chippy out on the ice. Devante Smith-Pelly received two for elbowing and two for roughing. Result was an Oilers power play.

11:10: At the end of the penalty, both teams traded chances as the play started to open up. Shots on goal now 15-14 Oilers. 

8:12: Montreal extended its lead to 3-0 with 8:12 to go in the middle frame. Plekanec's shot from the left circle went off the skate of Davidson in front to beat Talbot and make it a three-goal contest. | MTL 3, EDM 0



4:36: Shots are now even 17-17.

1:59: McDavid tried to set up Nurse in the slot off the rush but the defenceman could not get a handle on the puck. Coming back the other way, P.K. Subban wired a blast from the right circle over the shoulder of Talbot to put Montreal up by another. | MTL 4, EDM 0



0.0: Shots were 22-20 Montreal at the final buzzer of the period.

THIRD PERIOD

20:00: The third period will start shortly. Montreal will open on the power play after Kassian took a roughing penalty at the end of the second.

20:00: Anders Nilsson started the third period in goal for Edmonton.

18:09: While shorthanded, Pouliot got in behind the Habs defence and roofed it backhand on Scrivens to get Edmonton on the board. | MTL 4, EDM 1



10:01: Montreal regained their lead when Tom Gilbert pinched in and redirected a cross-ice pass from the front of the net by Nilsson to make it 5-1. | MTL 5, EDM 1



3:38: Shots in the period were 11-3 for Montreal just past the 17-minute mark.




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