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LIVE GAME BLOG: Oilers at Stars

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

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

Defensive Pairings:

Klefbom-Schultz
Sekera-Fayne
Davidson - Gryba

Goal:

Nilsson

Scratches: Eberle (shoulder), Simpson (Undisclosed), Klinkhammer, Reinhart, Ference



FIRST PERIOD

20:00: Anthems complete. Puck dropped. Here we go.

18:52: Yakupov and Hemsky to the box. 4-on-4 hockey.

15:41: Nilsson makes a huge save on Roussel to keep things scoreless.

14:46: A big toe save by Nilsson on Eaves!

13:40: Hall tries a toe drag on a 2-on-1 but it's broken up in front.

12:56: Pouliot to the box. Oilers on PK for first time tonight.

10:56: Good kill for the Oilers. Full strength.

09:26: Turnover behind the net but Nilsson stands strong to deny the scoring chance. Lots of work early for the Oilers goalie.

03:17: Eaves out for the game with a lower body injury.

02:12: Spezza throws a puck on net from the boards and it snuck through the post and glove of Nilsson. | DAL 1, EDM 0

00:46: Stars on the PP.

00:00: That will do it for the first period. Shots are 18-9, Dallas. | DAL 1, EDM 0

SECOND PERIOD

20:00: The second is underway.

17:18: Benn scores on a wraparound. | DAL 2, EDM 0


14:00: Dallas outshooting Oilers 23-11.

12:40: A long delayed penalty to Oilers and they'll go down a man for two minutes.

10:40: Oilers kill of the Gryba penalty and are back to full strength.

09:05: Klefbom' point shot goes in off a Stars player and we're back within one. | DAL 2, EDM 1



07:42:
Connor McDavid! First NHL goal for the rookie is a redirection out in front!!! Oilers tie the game! | EDM 2, DAL 2



03:18:
Oilers on the PP with a chance to steal the momentum.

00:00: Oilers have tied the game after two periods. | EDM 2, DAL 2

THIRD PERIOD

20:00: The third is underway.

18:03: Schultz drives the net but Oilers cant convert.

12:09: Nilsson DENIES Seguin on a breakaway. And then follows up with another huge save.

10:34: Hemsky stopped by Nilsson! He is really keeping the team in this one.

10:17: Puck just sneaks under Nilsson but it's NO GOAL!

10:08: Schultz takes a penalty. Time to go back on the kill.

08:08: Oilers with a huge PK. Still tied 2-2.

05:49: Time winding down here in Dallas. Benn flips the puck over his own net off the crossbar and out of danger.

04:30: After a Yakupov scoring chance, Dallas comes right back and Spezza scores. | DAL 3, EDM 2

00:56: Spezza completes the hat trick with an empty-net goal. | DAL 4, EDM 2

00:00: Stay tuned for post-game coverage on edmontonoilers.com.




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