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LIVE GAME BLOG: Oilers at Hurricanes

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

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

Defensive Pairings:

Nurse-Sekera
Klefbom-Fayne
Reinhart-Davidson

Goal:

Nilsson

Scratches: McDavid (collarbone), Schultz (back), Kilnkhammer (undisclosed), Ference, Gazdic, Gryba



FIRST PERIOD

20:00: Tonight's game is underway at PNC Arena.

16:14: Nilsson with a glove save!

13:29: Eberle is stopped by Ward. Oilers get a PP as Faulk goes to the sin bin for a trip.

12:26: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins sends it past Ward! Yakupov gets the assist. | EDM 1, CAR 0 UPDATE: Goal changed to Benoit Pouliot, who got a piece of Nugent-Hopkins' shot.



11:15:
Davidson to the box for a trip. Oil on the PK.

08:36: Nordstrom stuffed on a wraparound try, by Nilsson.

07:17: Another tripping penalty. Oilers back on the power play!

02:42: Nilsson dialed in. Big save on Malone in close.

00:15: Jordan Staal scores from a STEEP angle to tie the game. | EDM 1, CAR 1



00:00:
All tied up after the first period. | EDM 1, CAR 1

SECOND PERIOD

20:00: The second is underway.

17:38: Yakupov has to be helped off the ice after getting tangled up with the linesman off a draw.

15:14: Noah Hanifin headed to the box, which means Oilers have a power play opportunity.

13:14: Pouliot hits the crossbar but Oilers PP goes unrewarded.

10:06: Nilsson DENIES Skinner one on one.

09:44: On a 2-on-1, Elias Lindholm snipes it. | CAR 2, EDM 1



05:23: Nilsson keeping Oilers in it with a couple big saves.

03:19: Off of Skinner's skates and in. | CAR 3, EDM 1

00:00: Oilers have some work to do in the third period, down 3-1 after 40. | CAR 3, EDM 1



THIRD PERIOD

20:00: The third is underway.

17:21: Nilsson covers up the puck on a long-range shot.

11:54: Kick save by Nilsson!

11:02: Ward gloves a Hall centring feed intended for Draisaitl.

10:32: Screened shot covered by Ward.

06:00: Not much happening here and Oilers running out of time.

03:00: Nilsson hasnt left the net for extra attacker yet.

00:51: Empty-net goal for the Canes. | CAR 4, EDM 1

00:00: Stay tuned for full post-game coverage on edmontonoilers.com.









 
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