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LIVE GAME BLOG: Oilers at Canucks

by Marc Ciampa / 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:

Sekera - Fayne
Nurse - Schultz
Nikitin - Gryba

Goal:

Talbot

Oilers Depth Chart >>

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

Oilers Injury Report >>



FIRST PERIOD

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

16:56: Shots on goal just over three minutes into the game were 3-1 for the Oilers.

13:19: Shots were 6-2 Edmonton at the first TV timeout.

11:00: On a redirection, Brandon Prust chipped a cross-ice pass in the slot on net and it just narrowly missed, ringing the post behind Oilers starting goaltender Cam Talbot.

7:05: After Lauri Korpikoski picked up a puck that bounced high in the air, he chipped it over to Mark Letestu. Letestu corralled the puck in the slot and then wired it top corner behind Canucks starting goalie Jacob Markstrom to give Edmonton a 1-0 lead. | EDM 1, VAN 0



4:36: Justin Schultz made a nice play with his stick to strip the puck away from Sven Baertschi as the Canucks forward was breaking in alone on the Oilers net.

0.0: Shots on goal after one period were 13-6 for the Oilers.

SECOND PERIOD

20:00: Period two is now underway.

19:03: Bo Horvat skated into the Vancouver zone on a mission, driving straight to the net. His backhand attempt from close-in was denied by Talbot and the rebound was also turned away.

16:23: After the Oilers were unable to make a line change after an icing call, Vancouver made them pay. The Canucks put out their top line and Henrik Sedin spotted Jannik Hansen in front for a quick tap-in to tie the game up. | EDM 1, VAN 1



13:22: Oilers have a flurry of chances in front of Markstrom but can't convert as the line of Letestu-Hendricks-Korpikoski continues to be Edmonton's best on the night.

8:16: After a lengthy shift where the Oilers struggled to get out of their own zone, they were finally able to do so and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins tried to turn it into a goal at the other end of the ice. On his partial breakaway, he was slashed by Yannick Weber giving Edmonton the game's first power play. 5:38: Oilers were unable to score on the power play. Shots on goal are 22-13 for Edmonton.

3:05: Vancouver went on the man advantage for the first time after Draisaitl dumped Baertschi in front of the Oilers net.

28.0: The penalty expired but before the next whistle, Darnell Nurse received two minutes for holding which sent Vancouver's power play unit back on the ice.

0.0: Shots in the second period were 11-9 for Vancouver. Overall through 40 minutes, Edmonton still had the edge on the shot clock at 22-17.

THIRD PERIOD

20:00: Period three has started. Vancouver has the power play for another 1:33.

16:00: Oilers killed off the penalty. So far, through four minutes, the only shot on goal in the period has gone to Vancouver.

11:56: Draisaitl was hooked along the boards in the Canucks zone by Henrik Sedin, giving the Oilers a power play opportunity to try and get some momentum back and perhaps re-take the lead.

9:12: Oilers rattle off three shots on that power play but can't convert. Shots are now 26-20 in the game.

7:31: Edmonton goes right back on the man advantage after Jared McCann hooks Hall behind the Canucks net.

6:13: A turnover at the Canucks blueline resulted in a Vancouver two-on-one with Adam Cracknell and Brandon Prust. After Talbot made the save, Cracknell jabbed him in the mask with his stick, causing Talbot's neck to snap back. The Oilers goaltender had to be tended to by the training staff but he ended up being well enough to stay in the game. 1:04: Hansen rams into the crossbar while he and the Sedins skate in on a scoring chance.

0.0: Shots in the third period were 8-5 for Edmonton. Overall through 60 minutes, 30-22 for the Oilers.

3-ON-3 OVERTIME

5:00: Overtime has begun.

3:30: Hall and Draisaitl have a couple of good chances early on for the Oilers. The best chance came when Sekera was stationed in front of a wide open net and fanned on the puck.

2:30: The Sedins very nearly convert on a bang-bang play which Talbot is very sharp in turning away.

58.6: Hansen teed up a blast from the right circle that beat Talbot and gave Vancouver the victory. | VAN 2, EDM 1




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