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LIVE GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Kings

by Ashley Docking / Edmonton Oilers
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Forward Lines:

Pouliot - Hall - Eberle
Purcell - Roy - Yakupov
Fraser - Lander - Pitlick
Gazdic - Hendricks - Klinkhammer

Defensive Pairings:

Klefbom - Schultz
Aulie- Davidson
Marincin - Musil



Scratches: Pakarinen (knee), Fasth (leg), Fayne (shoulder), Ference (concussion), Gordon (back), Klinkhammer (healthy), Nikitin (undisclosed), Nugent-Hopkins (lower body)


20:00: Here we go. Oilers looking to play spoiler against the Kings who are in the wild card race. Richard Bachman rejoins the team this week and gets the start.

17:00: Pretty laid back first few minutes. Oilers only shot directed towards the net, by David Musil, is blocked.

15:37: Keith Aulie throws down and gets the best of Brayden McNabb! Both get five for fighting and Aulie gets the W.

13:23: As Bachman makes the save a little tidbit for you, Bachman is 2-0-1 in three career games against the Kings with a goals-against average of 0.70 and a .979 save percentage.

13:21: Oilers head out on their first power play of the game.  Dwight King tripping penalty.

12:17: Justin Schultz to Taylor Hall who rifles a one-timer on Martin Jones. He makes the save.

9:34: Anton Lander with a golden opportunity in front of the net, alone, and he whiffs.  Beautiful setup by Tyler Pitlick.

3:21: Gorgeous pass from Nail Yakupov to Derek Roy who tries to slide the puck back post. Doesn't, but so close!

0:00: Shots 11-6 in favour of the Kings.


20:00: BRB.

17:38: Teddy Purcell! Cuts in on McNabb and hits the post! So close. So. Close.

17:26: Martin Marincin with the point shot, the rebound goes to Matt Fraser (7) who's all alone in front. | EDM 1, LAK 0

14:27: Keith Aulie back to the box. Delay of game. He may or may not have flipped the puck over the glass.
14:16: Well that didn't last long.  Jake Muzzin puts home the missed Anze Kopitar shot that ricochet off the end boards. | EDM 1, LAK 1   

Benoit Pouliot (18) scores a wicked breakaway goal and celebrates like a gentleman. Single fist pump. | EDM 2, LAK 1

6:21: Matching penalties for Rob Klinkhammer and Trevor Lewis. Roughing.


20:00: Anton Lander 86% in the dot so far tonight.

14:35: Jordan Eberle shows off his smooth handles, but can't finish.

14:29: Tyler Pitlick (2) walks out in front and just burries it past Martin. | EDM 3, LAK 1

Derek Roy for hooking puts the Kings on the PP. Their last goal was scored a man up.

10:22: A rolling Drew Doughty slap shot from centre beats Bachman. | EDM 3, LAK 2

Stressful few minutes here at Rexall. The Oilers lead by one, but have been facing pressure the past three minutes.

:42: Oilers ice the puck, look gassed, and Todd Nelson calls a 30 second timeout.

Fraser seels it at the bitter end. | EDM 4, LAK 2
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