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LIVE GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Islanders

by Meg Tilley / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

Hall - Draisaitl - Kassian
Pouliot - McDavid - Eberle
Hendricks - Letestu - Korpikoski
Khaira - Lander - Yakupov

Defensive Pairings:

Sekera - Fayne
Oesterle - Davidson
Nurse - Clendening

Goal:

Talbot

Oilers Depth Chart >>

Scratches: Ference (hip), Klefbom (lower body), Nugent-Hopkins (hand), Gryba (knee), Iiro Pakarinen

Oilers Injury Report >>



FIRST PERIOD

20:00: The game has begun.

15:00: Five minutes into the period, shots on goal are 4-1 New York.

10:00: Steady play has seen the Oilers on the advance with shots on goal now 4-4.

7:13: A scrum in front of the Oilers net sees Cam Talbot deny Islanders Travis Hamonic's tip-in attempt from the blue paint.

2:13: Two continuous minutes of play saw the Oilers dominate, controlling the puck in the Islanders half of the rink.

0.0: Shots on goal after one were 7-5 for Edmonton.



SECOND PERIOD

20:00: Period two is now underway.

15:53: Mark Fayne denies a loose puck in front of the Oilers net, batting it back out to the blueline.

15:50: Jujhar Khaira is sent to the box for a two-minute hooking penalty.   

8:48: Talbot denies a wrist-shot delivered by Islanders' Josh Bailey and scoops up the puck after a scramble ensues in the crease.

7:16: Game is put on hold as ice crew steps out to replace broken glass along the boards.

3:18: Khaira sacrifices his body and blocks a snap shot delivered by Islanders defenceman Johnny Boychuk.

2:17: Oilers defenceman Adam Clendening intercepts a shot, taking a puck to the face, as Islanders forward Casey Cizikas capitalizes on the loose puck, scoring with a wrist shot.  | NYI 1, EDM 0 



0.0:
Shots on goal after 40 minutes were 20-19 for Edmonton.



THIRD PERIOD

20:00: The third period is now underway.

19:37: Zack Kassian receives a two-minute penalty for roughing. Islanders with second power play of the night.

16:25: Jordan Eberle sent to the box, receives two minutes for tripping.

12:08: Islanders receive a two-minute penalty for too many men on the ice. Oilers have the man-advantage for the first time tonight.

10:12: Anton Lander scores the equalizer for the Oilers. | NYI 1, EDM 1
 


11:07: The Oilers strike twice in a span of 55 seconds as Leon Draisaitl knocks the puck into the net from the blue paint. | EDM 2, NYI 1



6:63:
Mark Letestu receives a two-minute penalty for tripping. Islanders with the man advantage.

3:43: Davidson gives Edmonton a cushion lead with a snap shot, top shelf. | EDM 3, NYI 1
 


0.0:
Final shot count in the game was 37-26 for the Oilers.


 
LIVE POST-GAME

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