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LIVE GAME BLOG: Oilers at Red Wings

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

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

Defensive Pairings:

Nurse-Sekera
Klefbom-Fayne
Davidson-Gryba
Ference

Goal:

Talbot

Scratches: McDavid (collarbone), Schultz (back), Kilnkhammer (undisclosed), Yakupov (ankle), Ference, Gazdic, Reinhart, Khaira



FIRST PERIOD

20:00: Here we go. We are underway.

16:44: A couple odd-man rushes for Detroit so far. Talbot able to steer one away with a pad save.

14:47: Another pad save by Talbot.

13:00: Kronwall delivers a big hit on Letestu. Scrum ensues. Hendricks in the thick of it. Hendricks to the box for roughing.

11:28: Scramble in front. Talbot covers.

11:25: Larkin to the box for a hook. Even things out for a bit. Then Oil on the PP.

09:25: Nothing going for the Oilers on that man advantage.

05:19: Big save in tight for Talbot!

04:17: Best chance of the first for the Oilers as Nugent-Hopkins' onetimer is stopped by Howard.

00:47: Eberle to the box. Oil on the PK.

00:00: Detroit outshooting Edmonton 9-4 after 20 minutes of play. Still tied up 0-0. | EDM 0, DET 0

SECOND PERIOD

20:00: The second is underway.

14:49: Nyquist pots a rebound to make it 1-0 Detroit. | DET 1, EDM 0




10:50: Oilers being outshot 9-3 this period.

10:10: Helm takes the puck away in the offensive zone and sets up Miller for a great chance. Talbot makes the save.

07:53: Tatar makes it a two-goal game. | DET 2, EDM 0



04:43: Lander sets up Pakarinen perfectly and the Oilers are on the board! | DET 2, EDM 1



03:32: Hall almost gets a tip-in chance but just misses.

03:14: Interference call gives Oilers a power play opportunity.

02:16: Andrej Sekera ties the game! Power play one-timer from the slot! | EDM 2, DET 2



00:36:
Larkin tucks the puck under Talbot to take back the lead. | DET 3, EDM 2



00:00: Quite the second period. Edmonton down 3-2 heading into the third. | DET 3, EDM 2

THIRD PERIOD

20:00: Here we go! Third period.

15:18: Hall rips through and shoots but it's wide.

11:15: Iiro the hero! Pakarinen with his second of the night. Ties the game at three. | EDM 3, DET 3



07:45: Oilers trying to go up for the first time tonight. Tied game still.

06:46: A scramble and a chance but it goes to the corner.

03:30: Still tied.

01:58: Red Wings so close to taking back the lead but nope!

00:00: Free hockey! Going to overtime. | EDM 3, DET 3

OVERTIME

05:00: Overtime, here we come.

04:34: Kronwall scores on a 2-on-1 rush to end it. | DET 4, EDM 3 OT










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