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LIVE GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Wild

by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Forward Lines:

Pouliot - McDavid - Eberle
Hall - Draisaitl - Purcell
Yakupov - Lander - Korpikoski
Hendricks - Letestu - Pakarinen

Defensive Pairings:

Sekera - Schultz
Nurse - Fayne
Davidson - Clendening

Goal:

Talbot

Oilers Depth Chart >>

Scratches: Ference (hip), Klefbom (lower body), Nugent-Hopkins (hand), Kassian (flu), Gryba (knee), Nikitin

Oilers Injury Report >>



FIRST PERIOD

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

12:45: Oilers come out flying with a handful of good scoring chances early on. Shots are 6-1 Oilers right off the start.

12:11: Lauri Korpikoski gets a two-minute penalty for high sticking off the draw, giving Minnesota the game's first man advantage.

10:30: With 19 seconds left in the penalty, Jason Pominville pounces on a rebound at the left faceoff circle and hammers it past a screened Cam Talbot to put the Wild on the board. | MIN 1, EDM 0



10:02: Only 28 seconds after the Wild scored first, Connor McDavid converted a cross-ice pass from Benoit Pouliot into the wide-open net to tie it up. | EDM 1, MIN 1

7:31: It's another Minnesota power play after Justin Schultz gets called for hooking.

6:44: Two power plays and two power play goals for the Wild. Charlie Coyle quickly converts a feed from Matt Dumba in front of the net to put the Wild back in the lead. | MIN 2, EDM 1



2:41: Oilers get back on even terms when Nail Yakupov picked up the puck off the side boards and fired it high glove side past Wild netminder Darcy Kuemper. | EDM 2, MIN 2

0.0: Shots on goal after one were 13-10 for Edmonton.

SECOND PERIOD

20:00: Period two has begun.

19:07: Ryan Suter received a penalty for playing with a broken hockey stick, giving the Oilers their first power play of the evening.

17:05: Wild kill off the penalty but Oilers have plenty of great chances and near misses.

15:12: Minnesota takes the lead once again, this time it's Thomas Vanek scoring to put the Wild up by a goal. | MIN 3, EDM 2



14:51: Schultz takes a holding minor, putting the dangerous Wild power play back on the ice.

11:36: On a delayed penalty, it looked like Taylor Hall had scored with Talbot pulled for the extra attacker but the puck was touched by a Wild skater in the crease beforehand so the whistle had gone. Result was a two-minute penalty to Mike Reilly and another Oilers power play.

7:48: Minnesota kills that one off as well. Teddy Purcell has a near-miss from point-blank range and Yakupov wires a shot off the iron in the two best chances of that man advantage.

6:58: Yakupov gets in behind the Wild defence for a clear-cut breakaway but his deke attempt is stopped by Kuemper.

4:23: Mikael Granlund picked up a rebound in front of the net to double the Wild lead to 4-2. | MIN 4, EDM 2



0.0: Shots were 23-17 for the Oilers after 40 minutes.

SECOND PERIOD HIGHLIGHTS



THIRD PERIOD

20:00: The third period is now underway. 

14:27: Just past the five-minute mark of the third, shots on goal are 3-3.

9:39: Oilers now up 28-20 in shots as the third period passes the midway point.

6:12: Fans reacted after Yakupov was tripped up in front of the Wild net by Darcy Kuemper but there was no penalty call.

1:10: Oilers pull Talbot for the extra attacker.

3.3: Charlie Coyle puts the puck into the empty net to ice the outcome. | MIN 5, EDM 2


LIVE POST-GAME

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