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LIVE GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Habs

by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers
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Forward Lines:

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

Defensive Pairings:

Klefbom - Fayne
Sekera - Nurse
Ference - Gryba



Scratches: Eberle (shoulder), Hendricks (foot), Reinhart (undisclosed), Schultz (back), Kilnkhammer (undisclosed), Korpikoski, Gazdic


20:00: The game is underway.

19:33: Montreal's Alexei Emelin took a penalty in front of his own net to put the Oilers on an early power play.

17:33: Oilers have a couple of shots on the PP but nothing too threatening. Habs kill it off.

11:24: Montreal's first power play came when Benoit Pouliot received a holding penalty, sending the Habs on their first power play of the night.

10:33: Montreal got on the board first when P.K. Subban's shot from the point was tipped on its way to the net by Brendan Gallagher. | MTL 1, EDM 0

9:30: Shots on goal were 4-4 just past the 10-minute mark.

5:10: Montreal nearly scores as Cam Talbot skates out to play the puck but can't quite clear the zone. Going back the other way, Edmonton created a two-on-one. Hall's shot attempt didn't get through and then Leon Draisaitl's rebound was denied by Carey Price.

3:04: The Habs made it 2-0 when Torrey Mitchell created a turnover at the Oilers blueline. He then drove to the net and wired a shot high on Talbot to double the Montreal lead. | MTL 2, EDM 0

2:09: Montreal extends its lead once more when Andrei Markov's hard pass from the corner straight on the stick of Alex Galchenyuk who one-times it home. | MTL 3, EDM 0

1:20: Subban gets caught for interference, giving the Oilers a chance to get a goal by while on the power play before period expires. Shots are 11-5 Montreal.

0.0: Shot count after one ends up 11-6.


20:00: Period two has begun.

18:55: Montreal kills off the penalty. Habs had a two-on-one negated when P.K. Subban skated offside.

14:46: The Canadiens get their first shot of the period, a harmless slap shot from the side boards. Shots are 2-1 Oilers in the middle frame so far.

8:24: Oilers pull even in shots in the game at 12-12.

5:05: Gryba took a holding penalty, sending Montreal on the man advantage.

1:29: Tomas Fleischmann got his stick up high on Mark Letestu, resulting in a penalty. Edmonton returned to the power play for the first time since early in the frame.

51.5: Draisaitl looked to have scored from an odd angle. His shot fluttered across the goal line before being swiped away by Emelin. After a quick video review, the goal is confirmed. | MTL 3, EDM 1

0.0: Montreal takes a penalty with about 20 seconds left and Oilers manage to get the game to the 40-minute buzzer. Max Pacioretty tripped up Pouliot for the penalty. Shots after two periods were even at 16-16. Oilers outshot the Habs 10-5 in the second.


20:00: Period three is now underway. Oilers open with a two-minute power play.

18:47: Nugent-Hopkins bats the puck out of the air into a wide-open net but P.K. Subban knocks it out of harm's way. 18:00: Habs kill off the penalty.

15:47: Coincidental minors to Subban and Pouliot result in some four-on-four hockey.

13:45: Brandon Davidson scores his first career NHL goal, taking a pass from Darnell Nurse then wiring it by Carey Price after taking a few steps towards the net. | MTL 3, EDM 2

11:50: Davidson nearly scored again, blasting a shot from the top of the left circle that Price had to be sharp on.

9:17: Pouliot tied the game up after a great move by McDavid in the neutral zone got the puck over to the speeding Oilers winger. Pouliot shot it just off the ice, blocker side, for the marker. | EDM 3, MTL 3

7:21: Shots are 23-19 Oilers overall (7-3 in the period) with 7:21 to play in the third.

2:51: Price made an unbelievable glove save on Tayor Hall to keep the game tied 3-3.

1:02: Leon Draisaitl received a pass in the slot from behind the net by Nugent-Hopkins and made no mistake, rifling it by Price for the goal. | EDM 4, MTL 3

26.2: Montreal calls a 30-second timeout.


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