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LIVE GAME BLOG: Oilers at Islanders

by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

Hall - Draisaitl - Purcell
Pouliot - McDavid - Eberle
Kassian - Letestu - Yakupov
Korpikoski - Hendricks - Pakarinen

Defensive Pairings:

Sekera - Fayne
Davidson - Schultz
Reinhart - Gryba

Goal:

Nilsson

Oilers Depth Chart >>

Scratches: Ference (hip), Klefbom (lower body), Nugent-Hopkins (hand), Lander, Nurse, Clendening

Oilers Injury Report >>

FIRST PERIOD

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

17:03: New York got on the board first less than three minutes into the game. Johnny Boychuk teed up a blast from the top of the right circle that beat Oilers starting goaltender Anders Nilsson glove side. | NYI 1, EDM 0



14:37: The first penalty of the game went to Edmonton's Griffin Reinhart. The former Islander received two minutes for high sticking to send New York to the power play.

12:28: Shots on goal almost eight minutes into the game were 7-5 for New York.

10:48: Islanders doubled their lead just before the midway point of the first. John Tavares drove to the net then roofed the puck under the crossbar to make it 2-0. | NYI 2, EDM 0



8:36: New York's lead stretched to 3-0 after Nikolay Kulemin pounced on a rebound and fired it past Nilsson for the goal. | NYI 3, EDM 0



8:36: After the goal, Cam Talbot replaced Nilsson in net.

0.0: Shots on goal after the first period were 16-7 for the Islanders.

SECOND PERIOD

20:00: Period two has begun.

19:18: Early in the second period, Connor McDavid received a penalty for slashing Johnny Boychuk, sending New York back on the power play.

17:28: With 10 seconds left in the penalty, Kyle Okposo wristed a shot from the right circle, beating Talbot glove side to put the Islanders up 4-0. | NYI 4, EDM 0



13:57: Shots on goal were 19-10 for New York six minutes into the second.

13:51: Right off the draw, the Islanders struck again to make it a 5-0 game. Okposo carried the puck to the high slot and then fired a wrist shot that was redirected in front of the net accidentally by Benoit Pouliot. | NYI 5, EDM 0



13:10: 41 seconds later, Connor McDavid scored a goal at the side of the Isles net, quickly banging home his own rebound. | NYI 5, EDM 1



10:24: Islanders got that goal back less than three minutes later. Anders Lee teed up a shot from the left point that found its way past a screened Talbot after being tipped by Josh Bailey in front. | NYI 6, EDM 1



9:22: Things start to get chippy between the two clubs. Matt Martin and Zack Kassian each get two minutes for roughing to create a four-on-four situation.

7:32: Gryba and Tavares each head to the box after Gryba gets two for roughing and Tavares two for slashing.

7:03: Martin took a charging penalty after taking a run at Reinhart. Kassian then engaged in some pushing and shoving, eventually pulling Brian Strait out of the scrum for a quick one-sided bout. Kassian received two for cross-checking, two for roughing and a 10-minute misconduct which negated the Oilers power play and sent the Islanders on one.  

3:56: New York extended its lead to 7-1 on a wrist shot from the high slot by Cal Clutterbuck. | NYI 7, EDM 1



0.0: After 40 minutes, shots were 25-17 for New York.

THIRD PERIOD

20:00: The third period is now underway.

17:06: Early in the third, Gryba dropped the gloves with Martin in a spirited but quick bout.

17:05: Talbot made a nice stop on Mikhail Grabovski's breakaway attempt.

13:56: Reinhart held Tavares in front of the Oilers net, preventing a good scoring chance but taking a two-minute penalty as a result.

12:33: New York converted on the man advantage with Kyle Okposo completing the hat trick, wiring a shot from the left side of the net under the crossbar. | NYI 8, EDM 1



8:05: Shots are now 30-23 for New York.

4:59: Brian Strait takes an interference penalty, giving the Oilers their first power play of the game.




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