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LIVE GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Predators

by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

Korpikoski - Nugent-Hopkins - Yakupov
Maroon - McDavid - Eberle
Hall - Draisaitl - Pakarinen
Hendricks - Letestu - Kassian

Defensive Pairings:

Sekera - Fayne
Reinhart - Clendening
Nikitin - Oesterle

Goal:

Brossoit

Oilers Depth Chart >>

Scratches: Ference (hip), Klefbom (lower body), Gryba (knee), Davidson (lower body), Pouliot (upper body), Pardy (undisclosed), Nurse (suspension), Cracknell, Lander, Gazdic

Oilers Injury Report >>



FIRST PERIOD

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

14:57: Five minutes into the game, the only four shots on goal have gone to Nashville.

13:12: Connor McDavid quickly fed the puck up to Jordan Eberle at the top of the crease and Eberle made no mistake, tapping it in past Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne. It was the first shot on goal of the game for Edmonton and they made it count. | EDM 1, NSH 0

11:56: James Neal got in behind the Oilers defence and deked five-hole to beat Brossoit and pull the Predators even. | EDM 1, NSH 1



9:30: Shots on goal were 9-2 for the Predators.

8:52: The first penalty of the game went to Anthony Bitetto, sending Edmonton on the power play.

5:30: Preds killed the penalty off. Shots now 9-5 Nashville.

3:31: The two teams engage in some pushing and shoving at the team benches. Result is minor penalties to Nugent-Hopkins and Miikka Salomaki.

0.0: Shots after one period were 9-7 for the visitors.
FIRST PERIOD HIGHLIGHTS



SECOND PERIOD

20:00: Period two is now underway.

19:29: Only 31 seconds into the second period, the puck was kept in the zone after hitting the official and the Oilers capitalized. Leon Draisaitl quickly backhanded the puck from along the end boards to Pakarinen who quickly snapped the puck under the bar. | EDM 2, NSH 1



19:09: 20 seconds later, James Neal wired a shot from the right circle high on Brossoit to pull the Predators back on even terms once again. | EDM 2, NSH 2



16:40: Viktor Arvidsson gets sent off for two minutes, giving the Oilers another man advantage.

11:30: Shots are 14-11 Oilers as they've outshot Nashville 12-2 since the Preds got a 9-2 jump on shots in the opening frame.

6:30: Kassian and Hendricks broke in on a two-on-one. Kassian cut to the net but was denied by Rinne. Hendricks crashed the net for a rebound but it went wide.



6:23: Nashville's first power play of the night comes after Taylor Hall took a penalty.

2:30: Predators start to take over the play, pulling even with the Oil in shots at 17-17.

0.0: After 40 minutes, shots were 19-19.

SECOND PERIOD HIGHLIGHTS



THIRD PERIOD

20:00: The third period is now underway.

15:42: James Neal completes the hat trick, wiring a shot from the left circle past Brossoit on what was Nashville's first shot of the period. | NSH 3, EDM 2



11:50: Oilers get caught for having too many men on the ice, setting up a Nashville power play.

9:30: Oilers kill that one off effectively.

8:23: Coach McLellan shakes up the lines, putting Yakupov with Hall and Draisaitl plus Nugent-Hopkins with McDavid and Eberle.

5:34: Shots are 26-22 Oilers with time winding down in the third.

1:37: Oilers pull Brossoit for an extra attacker.

12.4: Weber cross-checked Sekera in the corner, resulting in a penalty and brief Oilers six-on-four chance to tie it.

0.0: Sekera's shot is blocked and the puck leaves the zone, ending Edmonton's chance for the equalizer. Final shot count in the game: 30-25 for the Oilers.


LIVE POST-GAME

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