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LIVE GAME BLOG: Oilers at Lightning

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

Hall - Draisaitl - Purcell
Pouliot - Hendricks - Eberle
Kassian - Letestu - Yakupov
  - Lander - Pakarinen

Defensive Pairings:

Nurse - Gryba
Sekera - Fayne
Davidson - Schultz
Hunt

Goal:

Nilsson

Oilers Depth Chart >>

Scratches: McDavid (collarbone), Ference (undisclosed), Klefbom (lower body), Nugent-Hopkins (hand) Korpikoski (undisclosed), Gazdic

Oilers Injury Report >>



FIRST PERIOD

20:00: Tonight's game has begun.

16:03: Tampa Bay up 1-0 after Nesterov one-taps a backdoor feed by Killorn. | TBL 1, EDM 0



14:35:
Zack Kassian cleans up an Iiro Pakarinen rebound for his first of the season and first as an Oiler. | EDM 1, TBL 1



12:29:
Oilers have taken the lead in shots for the first time tonight.

08:46: Oilers on the power play.

06:46: Nothing on that chance. Oilers lead in shots 9-6.

03:03: Kucherov has some slick moves and finishes with a backhand to put Tampa ahead. | TBL 2, EDM 1



01:45:
Schultz called for holding, heads to the box for a two-minute timeout.

00:34: Mark Letestu! Shorthanded partial break! Powering through for the equalizer. | EDM 2, TBL 2



00:00:
Entertaining first period is in the books. All evened up at two. | EDM 2, TBL 2

SECOND PERIOD

20:00: The second period is underway.

18:27: Big save by Anders Nilsson!

13:51: Palat picks up a loose puck in the slot and beats Nilsson. | TBL 3, EDM 2



12:29:
Bunch of penalties handed out. Oilers on the power play for two minutes. Johnson got the hooking call, Killorn got the roughing. Kassian sits for roughing as well.

09:59: Nilsson sticks the leg out for another big save.

09:40: Oilers right back on the power play! Stamkos to the box for tripping.

07:40: Oilers can't capitalize. Back to even strength we go.

02:48: Palat's shot deflects high into the air then gets batted down behind Nilsson and rolls in. | TBL 4, EDM 2



00:46:
Davidson takes a hooking penalty. Oil on the PK.

00:00: Oilers have some work to do, down by two to start the third. | TBL 4, EDM 2

THIRD PERIOD

20:00: The third is underway.

18:32: Davidson penalty has been killed. Back to full strength.

17:50: Hall sets up Draisaitl on a 2-on-1, so sweet. | TBL 4, EDM 3



16:53:
Stamkos crashes hard into the Oil net.

15:31: Iiro the hero! Oils tie the game. Pakarinen rips one on net. | EDM 4, TBL 4



12:17:
Boyle scores a shorthanded goal, pouncing on a puck with Nilsson out wide to play it.| TBL 5, EDM 4



05:40:
Taylor Hall with a glorious look but it goes off the goalie's glove.

02:00: Two minute drill....

01:00: Nilsson pulled.

00:27: Empty net goal for the Lightning.

00:00: Game over. Oilers fall. Stay tuned for full coverage.








 
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