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LIVE GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Panthers

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

Hall - Draisaitl - Purcell
Pouliot - RNH - Eberle
Hendricks - Letestu - Korpikoski
Pakarinen - Lander - Klinkhammer

Defensive Pairings:

Nurse - Schultz
Sekera - Fayne
Davidson - Gryba

Goal:

Talbot

Oilers Depth Chart >>

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

Oilers Injury Report >>



FIRST PERIOD

20:00: Tonight's game is underway.

16:38: Jagr strips Nurse at the Florida blueline and takes it all the way down the ice on a breakaway and scores. | FLA 1, EDM 0

16:39:
Taylor Hall with a beautiful play, but the goal is challenged and ruled offside. No goal.

13:56: Huberdeau scores to put Florida up 2-0. | FLA 2, EDM 0

11:30: Gryba with a big hit on Florida's Corban Knight. Bjugstad fights Gryba, gets the extra two for instigating and a 10 minute misconduct. 

07:28: Letestu scores! Assisted by Korpikoski and Hendricks to draw Oil within one. | FLA 2, EDM 1

01:39:
Talbot comes up HUGE on a turnover in the slot, stopping MacKenzie.

00:00: An eventful first period comes to a close. Oilers trail the hottest team in the league by just one. | FLA 2, EDM 1

SECOND PERIOD

20:00: The second period is underway.

13:56: Some chances for the Oilers early in the second as they double their shot total from the first.

11:48: Oilers with another long shift in the Panthers zone.

10:18: Gryba CRUSHES Corban Knight AGAIN.

06:54: Smith's shot was quick, Talbot's glove was quicker.

04:43: Panthers starting to return the phsyicality the Oilers were displaying earlier in the period.

04:32: Hendricks fights Petrovic.

02:43: Schultz high-sticked. Oilers headed to the power play for four minutes!

00:00: Oilers will still have time on the man advantage when the third period begins. | FLA 2, EDM 1

THIRD PERIOD

20:00: The third is underway.

17:39: Hendricks blows up Ekblad behind the net then drops the gloves with Logan Shaw. This game is heated.

15:56: Montoya gloves one down through traffic.

11:47: Oilers sustaining pressure but haven't got many on net. Need to crack Montoya.

10:17: 23-9 shot advantage for the Oilers.

01:50: Talbot to the bench.

00:00: The Oilers run out of time against the streaking Panthers. | FLA 2, EDM 1





 
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