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LIVE GAME BLOG: Oilers at Capitals

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

Pouliot - Nugent-Hopkins - Eberle
Hall - Draisaitl - Purcell
Hendricks - Letestu - Yakupov
Gazdic- Korpikoski - Pakarinen

Defensive Pairings:

Nurse-Sekera
Klefbom-Fayne
Davidson - Gryba

Goal:

Nilsson

Scratches: McDavid (collarbone), Schultz (back), Kilnkhammer (undisclosed), Ference, Lander, Reinhart



FIRST PERIOD

20:00: Tonight's game is underway.

18:56: Hall-Draisaitl-Purcell line comes down on a rush but can't bury.

16:00: Four minutes in and shots are even 2-2.

13:42: Nilsson uses the body and puck deflects high and flutters behind the net. Four saves so far for the big netminder.

12:09: Who else? Red-hot trio Hall, Draisaitl and Purcell logging some zone time. Still scoreless here in D.C.

07:28: Still scoreless as Fayne's shot from the point is gloved by Holtby.

04:35: A penalty. first of the game gives Oilers a PP.

02:35: Nothing on that one.

00:00: Oilers outshooting Caps 13-7 but we're all tied up after 20 minutes.

SECOND PERIOD

20:00: The second period is underway.

15:12: Oilers kill off Capitals penalty.

14:39: Nilsson with a big save, sits on the puck to prevent it from trickling in.

13:46: Oilers 2-on-1 rush doesn't yield results but they are now outshooting Caps 18-9.

13:15: Tripping call means Oilers headed to PK.

12:07: Nilsson stops Ovechkin at the post. Best chance for Washington tonight maybe.

11:32: Klefbom gets clipped with a high stick. Evens things up for 17 seconds and then Oil on the PP. It's upgraded to a double minor for the Oilers which means it's a long man advantage.

09:00: Holtby with a nice glove save.

07:27: Hall stopped by Holtby. The Caps goaltender ate a balanced breakfast this morning.

05:10: Oilers long power play didn't get a goal. Oil outshooting Caps 22-14.

00:00: Things remain tied after two periods of play. Oilers lead in shots 23-15.

THIRD PERIOD

20:00: The third period is underway!

16:37: Klefbom stopped on a 3-on-2!

14:39: Yakupov to the penalty box. Oilers will have to kill this one off.

14:09: Nilsson with a big stop!

12:35: Nilsson with a pad save as penalty expires!

11:46: 2-on-1 and Holtby makes an UNREAL save on Eric Gryba.

09:50: Under 10 minutes to go and things are still tied.

08:15: Another big save by Nilsson.

07:09: Nilsson flashes the glove!

06:32: Caps break the drought. Orlov scores. | WSH 1, EDM 0

02:01: Nilsson under seige but keeping it a 1-0 game.



 

 









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