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LIVE GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Blackhawks

by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

Hall - Draisaitl - Purcell
Pouliot - Nugent-Hopkins - Eberle
Hendricks - Letestu - Yakupov
Korpikoski - Lander - Pakarinen

Defensive Pairings:

Nurse - Sekera
Klefbom - Fayne
Davidson - Reinhart

Goal:

Nilsson

Scratches: McDavid (collarbone), Schultz (back), Kilnkhammer (undisclosed), Gazdic (undisclosed), Gryba, Ference, Miller



FIRST PERIOD

20:00: Tonight's game has begun.

15:52: Oilers get some chances early on, rattling off the first two shots of the game.

13:54: Griffin Reinhart absolutely crushes a Hawks player as he crosses the blueline. Sparks fly and tempers flare between both sides as a result.

11:24: Oscar Klefbom receives two minutes for hooking, sending Chicago to the power play for the first time on the night.

9:20: Oilers kill off the penalty.

7:46: Trevor Daley received two minutes for holding the stick, sending the Oilers on their first man advantage of the night.

6:31: Tayor Hall made a nice move, deking around Duncan Keith to get into scoring position but just missed the net on his shot. 5:37: Blackhawks kill off the penalty but Oilers had plenty of excellent chances. Shots on goal are now 10-3 for Edmonton.

0.0: Shots after one were 11-3 for Edmonton.

SECOND PERIOD

20:00: Period two is now underway.

17:11: Darnell Nurse rang a shot off the post on a blast from the left point.

12:51: Reinhart takes a boarding penalty, crunching Andrew Shaw into the corner of the rink.

12:34: Only 17 seconds into the man advantage, Patrick Kane's centring pass was redirected in the slot by pinching defenceman Duncan Keith to give the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead. | CHI 1, EDM 0



7:47: Shots are 14-8 for the Oilers; 5-3 Blackhawks in the second period.

5:48: Oilers have a handful of great scoring chances as the line of Hall, Draisaitl, Purcell buzzes around the Blackhawks net.

5:06: Artemi Panarin pounces on the puck at the top of the crease and slips it five-hole on Anders Nilsson, doubling Chicago's lead. | CHI 2, EDM 0

3:23: Edmonton got that goal right back after Brandon Davidson quickly fed the puck up to Jordan Eberle who was streaking up the middle of the ice. Eberle broke in alone and made no mistake, wiring the puck under the crossbar. | CHI 2, EDM 1



1:18: Duncan Keith gets two minutes for interference, setting up Edmonton's second man advantage of the evening.

0.0: Shots after two periods of play are 20-15 for Edmonton.
THIRD PERIOD

20:00: Oilers open the third period with 41 seconds remaining on the power play.

18:13: A pane of glass needs to be replaced so both sides take a breather.

16:00: Darnell Nurse made a nice move to get around a handful of Blackhawks players before centring the puck to Benoit Pouliot. Pouliot made no mistake, jamming the puck five-hole past Corey Crawford to tie the game. | EDM 2, CHI 2



12:16: Ryan Garbutt received two minutes for interference, giving the Oilers a chance on the power play to take the lead.

8:16: Andrew Shaw picked up a rebound in front of the net and lifted it past Anders Nilsson while being hauled to the ice, resulting in Chicago regaining the lead. | CHI 3, EDM 2



4:00: Shots on goal are 29-25 in favour of Edmonton with time winding down.

2:46: Leon Draisaitl rifled a shot from the right side of the net past Crawford to get the Oilers back on even terms. | EDM 3, CHI 3



11.0: Oilers ice the puck, giving Chicago one last chance to win it in regulation.

0.0: The game goes into overtime. Shots are 36-25 for the Oilers; 16-11 in the third. 

OVERTIME

5:00: Three-on-three overtime has started.

4:30: On a two-on-one, Hall's blast is gloved by Corey Crawford in what was a masterful stop.

3:52: Marian Hossa blasts the puck from the hashmarks on a breakaway to end the game. | CHI 4, EDM 3

LIVE POST-GAME

Watch live post-game interviews from the Oilers and Blackhawks dressing rooms following tonight's game (click here to view directly in YouTube with live chat):






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