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LIVE GAME BLOG: Oilers at Canucks

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers
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2 1 OT





PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

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

Defensive Pairings:

Klefbom-Schultz
Sekera-Fayne
Reinhart - Gryba

Goal:

Nilsson

Scratches: Eberle (shoulder), Hendricks (undisclosed), Davidson, Ference




FIRST PERIOD

20:00: We are underway!

16:37: GOAL! McDavid sets up Yakupov for a one-timer on the power play! | EDM 1, VAN 0

12:36:
Oilers leading in shots 4-3.

10:48: A rather loud "Let's Go Oilers!" chant being heard at Rogers Arena.

09:33: Nilsson gloves down a shot. Oilers still leading by one.

04:29: Big save by Nilsson on Cracknell.

04:17: Bartkoski's shot finds its way past Nilsson. | EDM 1, VAN 1

00:00:
Canucks finish the first on a 10-1 run in shots on goal. Tied hockey game. | EDM 1, VAN 1

SECOND PERIOD

20:00: The second period has begun. Klinkhammer elevated to the top line in place of Slepyshev. The two swap.

14:34: Lander sneaks a shot through traffic. Miller covers.

12:48: Big collision at the blueline takes out two Oilers D. Nilsson stones Baertschi who came in alone.

10:23: Oilers fourth line hems the Canucks in their zone for a long shift. Sekera makes a great play on the back check.

08:23: Korpikoski nearly scores in the slot! Nice set up.

03:45: Nugent-Hopkins to the box for tripping.

1:45: Oilers kill it off!

00:00: Oilers down in shots 23-13 but Nilsson keeping it a tied game. | EDM 1, VAN 1

THIRD PERIOD

20:00: Oilers will try to get the jump on Vancouver here in the third.

19:33: Nugent-Hopkins crashes in on Miller but the goaltender makses the stop.

17:23: Henrik Sedin stopped by Nilsson on a breakaway and Daniel Sedin misses the open net!

17:10: Oilers heading on the power play!

16:22: Yakupov penalty negates the PP.

09:29: McDavid goes to the net but he's stopped by Miller!

06:41: Nilsson dives across the crease to make an athletic stop. The shot looked wide, but great move to deny any other chance.

01:48: Final minute of play. Nilsson makes a game-saving stop.

01:24: Yakupov jumps on the puck and sends it to Miller who makes a save.

00:18: Hall with a shot on net that Miller doesnt let get away from him.

00:00: Oilers and Canucks heading to OT! | EDM 1, VAN 1

3-ON-3 OVERTIME

05:00: Here we go!

04:31: Hall and Nuge on a 2-on-1! Denied.

03:13: Another 2-on-1 rush and KORPIKOSKI WINS IT! | EDM 2, VAN 1 OT







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