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LIVE GAME BLOG: Oilers at Penguins

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

Hall-Draisaitl-Purcell
Pouliot-RNH-Pakarinen
Korpikoski-Letestu-Eberle
Hendricks- Lander - Khaira

Defensive Pairings:

Nurse-Sekera
Klefbom-Fayne
Davidson-Schultz

Goal:

Nilsson

Scratches: McDavid (collarbone), Kilnkhammer (undisclosed), Yakupov (ankle), Ference, Gazdic, Gryba



FIRST PERIOD

20:00: Tonight's game is underway!

17:58: DR. DRAI! Draisaitl gathers puck after Hall banks off Zatkoff's pads and buries! | EDM 1, PIT 0




13:28: Nilsson gloves a shot. Oilers outshooting Penguins 7-3 to start.

12:35: Scuderi trips Nuge and he goes into Zatkoff. Oilers power play!

12:20: Sekera from the point! Oilers up 2-0! Korpikoski with the screen on Zatkoff. | EDM 2, PIT 0 UPDATE: The goal has changed to Lauri Korpikoski from Andrej Sekera and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins




07:29:
Penguins inch closer in the shot count but the Oil still up 2-0.

05:42: Nilsson covers up a 2-on-1!

02:13: Nilsson squeezes the pads on a PK save.

00:00: Oilers exit the first period up two in Pittsburgh. | EDM 2, PIT 0

SECOND PERIOD

20:00: The second period is underway.

19:12: Malkin with an unreal goal, spins and shoots. Penguins on the board. | EDM 2, PIT 1




16:31:
Malkin on the power play. | EDM 2, PIT 2




09:08: Oilers going on the power play.

07:08: Oilers get some looks, but can't finish. Even strength.

02:24: Oilers heading on the PK. Hall to the box.

01:12: 5-on-3 PP for the Penguins.

00:40: Nilsson flashes the glove! Stops Malkin.

00:10: Penguins hit the post! | EDM 2, PIT 2

00:00: Two periods down. All tied up. | EDM 2, PIT 2

THIRD PERIOD

20:00: The third is underway.

16:18: Back and forth hockey. Puck comes one way, then the other.

15:04: Pouliot hauled down. PENALTY SHOT! Zatkoff saves it with his toe, though.

12:32: Oilers on the power play! Interference penalty.

10:29: 2-on-1 rush attempt goes over Nilsson's head.

06:19: Khaira with a big hit at the blueline!!!

06:04: Khaira intercepts and whips a shot on net but Zatkoff saves! What a shift for the kid in his NHL debut.

05:47: Nilsson says "thank you, very much!" Glove save for the netminder.

02:52: Inside three minutes to go in the game. Still very much tied.

00:00: Headed to OT for second straight game! Free hockey coming up.

OVERTIME

05:00: Three periods not enough. Overtime coming up.

04:37: Nilsson! HUGE SAVE on Crosby!

04:17: Anders Nilsson!!!! WOW. Huge flurry of saves!

02:15: Klefbom tangled up and draws a penalty!

01:33: Hall misfires wide.

00:40: Nuge at the top of the crease! So close! Off a d-man's stick.

00:00: Headed to a shootout...

SHOOTOUT

EDM - Hendricks - SCORES!

PIT - Perron - STOPPED.

EDM - Eberle - SCORES!

PIT - Malkin - STOPPED! Oilers win!
















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