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LIVE GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Flames

by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers
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Forward Lines:

Hall - RNH - Pakarinen
Pouliot - Draisaitl - Eberle
Kassian - Letestu - Purcell
Korpikoski - Lander - Yakupov

Defensive Pairings:

Nurse - Schultz
Sekera - Fayne
Davidson - Gryba



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Scratches: McDavid (collarbone), Yakupov (ankle), Ference (undisclosed), Klefbom (lower body), Hendricks (suspended), Hunt, Gazdic

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20:00: Tonight's game is now underway.

17:16: Talbot made an unbelievable glove save off T.J. Brodie after a very nice no-look centring pass from Sean Monahan.

15:24: Shots on goal almost five minutes into the game are 5-2 for the Flames.

9:46: Shots are 9-5 for the Flames past the midway point of the first.

9:19: Sam Bennett scored on a quick backhand at the doorstep of the Oilers goal, lifting the puck over Talbot to open the scoring. | CGY 1, EDM 0

8:13: A slashing penalty to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins resulted in Calgary getting the game's first power play.

6:27: Brandon Davidson clears the puck over the glass, putting the Flames on a two-man advantage for the next 14 seconds, followed by another power play.

4:27: Oilers kill off both penalties and return to even strength.

8.0: Zack Kassian gets a kneeing penalty, giving Calgary their fourth man advantage of the game.

0.0: Shots are 14-8 for Calgary after 20 minutes.


20:00: Period two has begun. Flames have a power play for the first 1:52 of the middle frame.

17:19: Edmonton's penalty parade continued. After killing off the Kassian minor, Nugent-Hopkins took a slashing penalty on Giordano behind the Flames net. 10:22: Oilers go on the attack, peppering five shots on Hiller over the span of a couple of shifts. Shots are now 19-15 for Calgary.

4:42: Oilers rattled off eight unanswered shots as the momentum in the game starts to tilt in their direction. Shots now 19-18 for Calgary.

1:40: Shots now 21-19 for Edmonton.

45.0: Calgary finally took its first penalty of the game, high-sticking on Josh Jooris.

0.0: Final shot count in the period was 14-5 for the Oilers. Overall in the game, shots were 22-19 Edmonton after 40 minutes.


20:00: Period three starts now. Oilers have 1:15 remaining on their man advantage.

17:26: Oilers continue to pepper Hiller but can't solve the Flames goaltender. Calgary kills off the penalty. Shots now 25-19 Edmonton.

9:29: Past the midway point of the third period, shots in the final frame are 11-5 for Edmonton. 33-24 Oilers in the game overall.

9:23: Edmonton finally broke Hiller's shutout bid when Mark Fayne teed up a blast off the faceoff past a screened Flames goaltender. | EDM 1, CGY 1

3:55: At the final TV timeout of the third period, shots are 36-24 for the Oilers.

0.0: At the end of regulation time, shots were 37-27 for Edmonton.


5:00: The extra frame is now underway. 

3:52: First few shifts show the Oilers going with two forwards and one defenceman while the Flames had one forward and two blueliners.

3:21: Backlund drives to the net and tries to deke Talbot but the Oilers goaltender makes the save.

3:02: Darnell Nurse holds up Dennis Wideman deep in the Oilers zone and the result is another power play for Calgary.

1:02: Oilers kill off the penalty.

0.0: Calgary had all five shots in overtime but 65 minutes doesn't solve anything.


Jordan Eberle, EDM - saved by Hiller
Johnny Gaudreau, CGY - missed the net

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, EDM - hit the post
Sean Monahan, CGY - missed the net

Teddy Purcell, EDM - scored
Sam Bennett, CGY - saved


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

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