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LIVE GAME BLOG: Oilers at Predators

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers
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Forward Lines:

Hall - Nugent-Hopkins - Purcell
Pouliot - McDavid - Korpikoski
Yakupov - Lander - Slepyshev
Hendricks - Letestu - Klinkhammer

Defensive Pairings:

Ference - Gryba



Scratches: Eberle (shoulder), Simpson (Undisclosed), Gazdic, Reinhart, Davidson


20:00: PUCK DROPPED. Oilers will try to get their first win of 2015-16 tonight in Nashville.

18:00: Lander tries to set up a trailing Gryba by going far pad on Rinne. A little too much zip and rebound goes harmlessly wide.

15:26: Weber headed to the box for holding. Oilers on the PP.

13:26: Predators back to full strength.

11:53: Oilers leading in shots 5-1.

11:51: Neal gets sent off for a high-stick on Sekera. Oil back on the PP.

08:16: A couple big saves by Talbot here in the first period. Nashville building some momentum in the last few minutes.

06:46: McDavid flips the puck back to Korpikoski who is stopped by Rinne. Still 0-0 here.

04:03: Cam Talbot coming up big for the Oilers in the last five minutes or so.

03:57: Pouliot to the box for tripping. Oilers on the PK.

01:57: Talbot with a couple of saves and the Oilers kill off the penalty.

00:50: Talbot dives on the puck right in front. Predators piling on some pressure late.

00:00: Preds come hard in the second half of the first period. Oilers withstand the pressure to keep things scoreless. | EDM 0, NSH 0


20:00: The second period is underway.

16:32: Schulz blocked a shot and went to the bench slowly. He's back though.

15:51:Talbot stops Colin Wilson on a breakaway. BIG blocker save.

11:36: Oilers nearly break open the scoring. Good shift by Hall-RNH-Purcell and a dangerous bounce off the wall.

07:29: Oilers outshooting Nashville 20-18. Still scoreless.

06:35: Neal gets a boarding penalty. Oilers on the PP.

01:42: Things opening up here. McDavid nearly sets up Yakupov out in front but the shot gets blocked. Pace picking up.

01:36: A mass of bodies in the crease but Talbot covers.

01:08: Preds capitalize on a 2-on-1 rush. Wilson set up Smith for a snipe off the crossbar. | NSH 1, EDM 0

00:00: End of the second period. Shots are 23-20, Preds. | NSH 1, EDM 0


20:00: The third period is underway.

17:16: Fisher going off for a hook.

15:16: Preds back to even strength.

13:53: Nugent-Hopkins nearly scores but it was kicked in. Still down 1-0.

11:58: Another holding call gives the Oilers a PP.

11:42: Rinne controls the rebound off a quick shot.

09:58: Oilers had a few shots on net but cant crack Rinne just yet. PP expires.

06:58: A giveaway behind the net results in a Preds goal. Forsberg with the tally. | NSH 2, EDM 0

04:00: Final four minutes of play here at Bridgestone Arena.

01:47: Woodcroft drawing up a play on the white board. Oilers running out of time. Net is empty.

00:00: Time runs out. Oilers drop to 0-2-0 on the season with a chance to bounce back on Tuesday in Dallas. | NSH 2, EDM 0

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