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LIVE GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Canucks

by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

Maroon - McDavid - Eberle
Hall - Draisaitl - Pakarinen
Korpikoski - Nugent-Hopkins - Yakupov
Hendricks - Letestu - Kassian

Defensive Pairings:

Sekera - Fayne
Reinhart - Oesterle
Nurse - Clendening

Goal:

Talbot

Oilers Depth Chart >>

Scratches: Ference (hip), Klefbom (lower body), Gryba (knee), Davidson (lower body), Pouliot (upper body), Pardy (hand), Cracknell, Lander, Gazdic

Oilers Injury Report >>



FIRST PERIOD

20:00: Tonight's game starts now.

14:00: Nail Yakupov has an impressive rush where he goes around several Canucks and creates the best scoring chance of the game so far. 12:49: Just over seven minutes into the game, shots on goal are 2-1 for Edmonton.

7:43: Shots are 6-2 Oilers after an effective but unsuccessful power play.

3:14: After an offensive charge from Vancouver, shots are now 7-6 Oilers.

1:10: Zack Kassian takes two for slashing against his former team, putting the Canucks on the power play for the first time on the night.

0.0: Shots were even at 8-8 after the opening frame.



SECOND PERIOD

20:00: Period two is underway. Oilers still have 49 seconds left to kill in the Kassian penalty.

18:35: Penalty killed.

14:31: Oilers nearly scored on a rush by Connor McDavid. The play then went back the other way and Brendan Gaunce fired a shot on goal on a partial breakaway. Talbot made the save but the rebound bounced off Gaunce and in. The play went to video review. It was ruled no goal. 13:56: Shots are now 14-9 Oilers; 6-1 in the period.

8:50: Jordan Eberle flicked a shot from the left circle through the five-hole of Markstrom, getting the Oilers on the board first. | EDM 1, VAN 0

6:39: Shots on goal now 17-16 for Vancouver.

0.0: Final shot count in period two was 14-9 for Vancouver. Overall through 40 minutes it was 22-17 for the Canucks.

THIRD PERIOD

20:00: Third period is underway.

19:02: Mark Fayne gets sent to the box, giving the Canucks a power play chance to tie it.

14:30: Canucks have the only three shots of the period so far.

13:57: Hendricks crashed the net and picked up a Jordan Oesterle rebound, pounding the puck past Markstrom to double the Oilers lead. | EDM 2, VAN 0 



12:35: Shots now 26-20 for Vancouver.

9:13: Adam Clendening collided with Markstrom and received two minutes for goaltender interference, putting the Canucks back on the power play.

5:45: Oilers kill off the penalty. Shots now 32-25 Canucks.

2:20: There's a lot of pushing and shoving behind the Oilers net as tempers flare with time winding down. Canucks pull their goaltender for the extra attacker looking for the equalizer.

25.3: Hall was hauled down trying for the empty net by Sven Baerstchi. That gave the Oilers a brief power play in which they ran out the clock.

0.0: Time's up! Oilers win.


LIVE POST-GAME

Watch live post-game interviews from the Oilers and Canucks dressing rooms following tonight's game (click here to view directly in YouTube with live chat or click here to watch in our new (beta) video player):






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