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LIVE GAME BLOG: Oilers at Wild

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

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

Defensive Pairings:

Klefbom-Nurse
Sekera-Fayne
Davidson - Gryba

Goal:

Talbot

Scratches: Eberle (shoulder), Hendricks (foot), Reinhart (undisclosed), Schultz (undisclosed), Ference, Gazdic



FIRST PERIOD

20:00: Here we go! Oilers vs Wild is underway.

18:41: Oilers third line with some zone time but no scoring yet.

15:19: Purcell misses Korpikoski on a 2-on-1 rush.

12:35: Suter's shot glances off Fayne's stick and flutters in far side of Talbot. | MIN 1, EDM 0

10:30: Wild score on the power play. Scandella from Vanek. | MIN 2, EDM 0

08:51:
Oilers on the board! Hall buries the puck behind Dubnyk and it's a one-goal game. | MIN 2, EDM 1


03:55: Davidson to the box. Oilers on the PP.

01:58: Talbot flashes the glove! Big save.

00:56: A too many men on the ice penalty means Oilers on the PP.

00:00: The first period has come to a close.

SECOND PERIOD

20:00: The second period is underway.

15:19: Pakarinen with the equalizer! His shot pin balls around and in! | EDM 2, MIN 2

11:16: Shots are even at 12 a piece.

07:42: Since the Pakarinen game-tying goal, the Wild have had the lion's share of possession and zone time, but shots are only 14-12 in their favour.

05:15: Wild hem the Oilers in for a long shift but they survive. Game is still tied.

04:28: Oilers with a good chance with a trailing Pouliot but cant finish.

03:40: Talbot ROBS Zucker with a pad save.

00:00: Things are all tied up here after two periods. | EDM 2, MIN 2

THIRD PERIOD

20:00: The third is underway!

16:22: Darnell Nurse scores his first NHL goal with a beauty shot! | EDM 3, MIN 2

12:24: Pominville stopped by Talbot! Wild with a nice shift.

11:43: Talbot squeezes the pads. Another save for the Oilers goaltender.

11:17: Oilers can't get the puck out and Suter scores. | EDM 3, MIN 3

10:34:
Quick score again for Wild. Coyle sneaks in backdoor and Wild take the lead. | MIN 4, EDM 3

05:29:
Closing in on the game's final five minutes. Oilers still trail by one.

04:15: SO CLOSE! Oilers hack at it in front but it's covered.

00:44: Dubnyk covers up a heavy shot. Talbot pulled.

00:00: Late pressure but Dubnyk shuts the door. Oilers lose by one. | MIN 4, EDM 3 








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