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LIVE GAME BLOG: Oilers at Flames

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

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

Defensive Pairings:

Klefbom-Schultz
Sekera-Fayne
Reinhart - Gryba

Goal:

Talbot

Scratches: Eberle (shoulder), Davidson, Ference, Slepyshev




FIRST PERIOD

20:00: Puck dropped and here we go. Game on in Calgary.

19:01: Pouliot kicks the puck up to himself and sets up Yakupov in the slot but Hiller makes the save.

18:39: This time it is Yakupov setting up Pouliot back door but they cant complete the play.

17:48: Talbot turns away Ferland.

13:54: Gazdic and Engelland drop 'em! #BattleofAlberta.



10:16: Nuge hits the post!

10:07: Sekera to the box for tripping.

07:01: GOAL! Nugent-Hopkins cleans up a rebound with Hendricks screening in front! Gryba with the initial shot. | EDM 1, CGY 0

00:16:
Hendricks to the box with a late penalty.

00:00: Oilers are up 1-0 after the first period, trailing in shots 8-5. | EDM 1, CGY 0

SECOND PERIOD

20:00: The second period is underway! Oilers on the PK for 1:43.

18:17: Oilers kill off the penalty! Back to full strength.

14:53: Flames goal, scored by David Jones who got a piece of Wideman's shot. | EDM 1, CGY 1

12:36:
Oilers buzzin'! Some nice chances offensively. Hiller makes a big stop on a crashing Justin Schultz.

12:09: Oilers on the power play! Ferlund off for a hold.

10:09: Oilers with a couple nice looks but no goal on that PP.

08:46: Oilers right back on the PP. Hamilton off for a hi-stick.

03:29: McDavid makes magic happen! Rewarded for a solid game thus far with his second career goal. | EDM 2, CGY 1

00:00:
The Oilers have taken back the lead heading into the third. | EDM 2, CGY 1

THIRD PERIOD

20:00: The third is underway!

19:35: Taylor Hall bangs the puck home from right in front and Oilers take a 3-1 lead! | EDM 3, CGY 1

17:13: A turnover in front and Hall gets a one-on-one chance but cant finish!

17:01: Yakupov! One-timer! Oilers on FIRE. | EDM 4, CGY 1

10:46:
Talbot hangs on to a redirection.

09:56: Jones scores his second of the night for Calgary, on the power play. | EDM 4, CGY 2

07:33:
Talbot with a big save following a turnover to keep it a two-goal game.

03:40: McDavid scores on the power play! Hall with an excellent pass to set up the rookie for his second of the night. | EDM 5, CGY 2

00:00: The Oilers win their first game of the season! I EDM 5, CGY 2






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