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LIVE GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Rangers

by Chris Wescott & Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers
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Forward Lines:

Hall - Draisaitl - Purcell
Khaira - RNH - Eberle
Hendricks - Letestu - Korpikoski
Gazdic - Lander - Pakarinen

Defensive Pairings:

Nurse - Sekera
Klefbom - Schultz
Davidson - Gryba



Oilers Depth Chart >>

Scratches: McDavid (collarbone), Kilnkhammer (undisclosed), Yakupov (ankle), Pouliot (lower body), Ference (undisclosed), Nikita Nikitin

Oilers Injury Report >>


20:00: After a moving ceremony, tonight's game is underway. You can watch the ENTIRE ceremony below:

19:52: Oilers get a delay of game penalty in opening 10 seconds. Time to go on the kill.

17:52: Penalty killed. Back to 5-on-5.

14:37: Chris Kreider gets called for interference as Oilers drive the net with a chance. Edmonton headed on the power play.

13:25: Oilers goal! Lauri Korpikoski keeps hacking away and finally sneaks the puck under Lundqvist. Pakarinen and Letestu with the assists. | EDM 1, NYR 0

11:15: Lander and Gazdic nearly connect out in front of Lundqvist.

10:33: Miller to the box for roughing, which means Oilers back on the power play. They're 1-for-1 so far.

07:44: Rangers kill off the penalty then draw even with the Oilers. Zuccarello scores through the legs of Anders Nilsson. | EDM 1, NYR 1

04:13: Korpikoski with his second of the night, roofs a shot from right out in front! | EDM 2, NYR 1

Teddy Purcell takes a Taylor Hall pass in the slot and deftly buries as Oilers are now on top by two. | EDM 3, NYR 1

00:00: The first period has come to a close. Oilers are outshooting Rangers 15-9. | EDM 3, NYR 1 


20:00: Period two has started.

19:04: Chris Kreider draws the Rangers within a pair of goals early in the second. His backhand attempt beats Nilsson five-hole and suddenly it's a one-goal affair. | EDM 3, NYR 2

14:33: Shots are 19-11 for Edmonton.

11:16: Derrick Brassard's wrist shot from the right point found its way into the back of the net past a screened Nilsson to get the Rangers back on even terms. | EDM 3, NYR 3

8:21: Oilers continue to hold a shot advantage, now up 25-14.

2:15: There's some pushing and shoving after the whistle in the neutral zone, but not much comes of it.

1:47: Chris Kreider heads to the bin for roughing, giving the Oilers their third power play of the game.

0.0: The period ends tied 3-3. Shots are 29-18 for Edmonton.


20:00: Period three has begun. Oilers have 12 seconds remaining on their power play.

19:42: Six seconds after the power play ended, Taylor Hall backhanded a shot past Lundqvist from the top of the crease to move Edmonton back in the lead. | EDM 4, NYR 3

17:20: Just over two minutes later, Hall spotted Darnell Nurse in front and he fired it past Lundqvist to extend Edmonton's lead to two goals. | EDM 5, NYR 3

17:20: After the goal, Lundqvist is replaced in goal by Antti Raanta.

13:50: Rangers start to pour on the pressure. It culminates in a scoring opportunity which did cross the goal line but not until the referee had already blown the whistle.

13:32: Rick Nash's initial shot from the top of the left circle rang off the post behind Nilsson. Brassard then crashed the net and grabbed the loose puck before Nilsson could cover it, drawing New York back within a goal. | EDM 5, NYR 4

11:03: Rangers outshooting Edmonton 9-4 through the first nine minutes of the third period.

5:31: Just over five minutes to go and Oilers are up 5-4, outshooting the Rangers 34-28.

1:53: Teddy Purcell received two minutes for cross-checking. Rangers pull their goaltender and that creates a six-on-four situation.

1:46: Only seven seconds into the man advantage, Rangers connect to tie the game up. Rick Nash picks up his own rebound. | EDM 5, NYR 5

1:33: Only 13 seconds later, Draisaitl spots Hall on a two-on-one and converts quickly to put Edmonton right back in the lead. | EDM 6, NYR 5

37.7: Lauri Korpikoski fires the puck the entire length of the ice into the empty net to complete the hat trick! | EDM 7, NYR 5

0.0: That's a wrap! Oilers win and clinch their first five-for-five homestand since March 1987. Final shot count was 37-34 for Edmonton.


Watch live post-game interviews from the Oilers and Rangers dressing rooms following tonight's game (click here to view directly in YouTube with live chat):

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