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LIVE GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Sharks

by Ashley Docking / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

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

Defensive Pairings:

Klefbom - Schultz
Aulie - Davidson
Marincin - Musil

Goalies:

Brossoit
Scrivens

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



FIRST PERIOD

20:00: Bitter sweet. The last home game of the season.

19:58: Some house keeping. For those who didn't know, Laurent Brossoit ismaking his first NHL start tonight.

17:52: Curtis Hamilton gets five minutes for boarding. Bryan Lerg on the receiving end of the hit.     

12:31: LB as most call him, makes a glove save, seeing through traffic.



11:52: Well it's safe to say he's feeling it... LB with two huge saves. One, a tipped pass on a partial break and the other the snags with his glove to stop play.

4:45: A little FYI for you HERE involving 50/50 Prize that went unclaimed Tuesday. 

1:21: Not a stat you want the oppurtunity to be good at, but Brossoit stopping a shot a minute. 19 in 19. 

0:00: The new guy putting in work in the first. Oilers outshot 19-7 though one.

SECOND PERIOD

20:00: Coming back soon! 

18:59: Back! And Oilers get the first scoring chance of the frame. They've been known to score quickly and open periods with a bang!  

15:26: Matt Irwin tripping penatly. Oilers on their first PP of the contest. 

8:00: 
The only thing people care about tonight is supporting LB as he is standing on his preverbal head. Faced 29 shots already.  

7:30: Following a LB kicksave, Nail Yakupov (13) snipes top right to put Oilers up one. | EDM 1, SJS 0




:37: Brooooooo! Brossoit made four consecutive saves as time in the second winds down, protecting Oilers lead. 

0:00: Shots 33-21 for the Sharks.

SECOND PERIOD

17:00: LB. I mean come on. Great individual effort to go cross crease and take away a Sharks goal. 

15:55: Karl Stollery gets too for tripping Taylor Hall. Oilers 0/1 on PP tonight .

14:10: Yakupov with the one-timer from the point, saved by Antti Niemi. 

10:50: 
Fans dedicated to the wave tonight. It's lasted three stoppages in play.  Kudos.

10:01: Stand ovation for LB. Stops a break away and bats the rebound out of mid-air before smothering it. 

9:28:
Justin Schultz blows a tire and Patrick Marleau (19) buries it.  No chance for LB, who's already stopped 43 shots with over eight minutes remaining. | EDM 1, SJS 1




5:37: Off the draw Brent Burns laces the post, but remains 1-1 down the stretch. 


4:41: Derek Roy hits the post and then fools the goal judge with the rebound. 

2:52: Well, he can only do so much! Bryan Lerg (1) gets his first career NHL point and the Oilers are down for the first time tonight. | EDM 1, SJS 2

:28: Oilers fail to get the puck deep into the San Jose zone and Mett Nieto scores in the empty net. 

0:00: 41 games lates, the Oilers 2014-2015 home season is complete. 


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