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LIVE GAME BLOG: Oilers at Flyers

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

Hall-Draisaitl-Kassian
Yakupov-McDavid-Eberle
Maroon-Letestu-Korpikoski
Hendricks-Lander-Cracknell

Defensive Pairings:

Sekera-Fayne
Pardy-Davidson
Nurse-Clendening

Goal:

Talbot

Oilers Depth Chart >>

Scratches: Ference (hip), Klefbom (lower body), Nugent-Hopkins (hand), Pouliot (shoulder), Pakarinen, Gazdic, Nikitin

Oilers Injury Report >>



FIRST PERIOD

20:00: The game in Philly is underway!

19:26: McDavid line off to a fast start, as is tradition on this road trip. Pressure right from opening faceoff.

16:33: Yakupov to Eberle to Yakupov, stopped by Neuvirth.

10:13: Oilers get some nice zone time, Flyers come back the other way but Talbot gloves the shot.

08:40: McDavid comes down the ice with speed, Yakupov crashes the net and buries! | EDM 1, PHI 0



06:11:
Oilers on the PP as Schultz takes interference penalty.

04:27: Yakupov has it tonight. Steals the puck back in the offensive zone. Oilers outshooting Philly 12-3.

01:51: Kassian to the sin bin for a hook.

01:08: Saved by the post! Oilers PK breathes a sigh of relief as a point shot finds metal and not net.

00:00: Excellent first period for the Oilers, who outshoot the Flyers 14-6. They lead by one. | EDM 1, PHI 0

SECOND PERIOD

20:00: The second period is underway!

16:00: Flyers come out with more jump to start the second period. They have the first four shots of the frame.

13:52: Clendening off for slashing. Oilers on the PK.

13:19: The post helps again on the PK.

11:15: Long delayed penalty coming up. Flyers going back on the PP.

10:36: Oilers on the PP, Lander for holding.

09:33: The Oilers somehow keep that puck out! Talbot with the intial save, then he has to spin and stop the puck from crossing again.

08:13: Oilers have returned to full strength. Flyers have taken the lead in shots 18-16.

07:35: Neuvirth stops Draisaitl on the backhand, Maroon gets involved in some rough stuff after the play.

05:38: Taylor Hall with a great individual effort beats Neuvirth! | EDM 2, PHI 0

04:37:
Flyers hit their third post of the night.



03:49:
Maroon goes to the net! First goal as an Oiler in his first game with the team. | EDM 3, PHI 0

02:57:
Nurse goes to the box for tripping.

00:00: Oilers head into the third on top of Philly by three. | EDM 3, PHI 0

THIRD PERIOD

20:00: The third is underway!

14:20: Oilers fourth line drives to the net on an odd-man rush but shot goes wide.

12:41: LOTS of fireworks with pushing and shoving and talking by the benches.

10:16: Almost midway through the third. Oilers still winning.

08:43: Kassian takes double minor for high sticking.

08:01: Korpikoski shorthanded! | EDM 4, PHI 0

04:43: Oilers kill off the long penalty.

03:30: Philly has a late PP.

02:00: Oilers at even strength.

00:00: Oilers close out a nice victory in Philadelphia, their first win in this city since 2008.




 




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