IN-GAME BLOG: Canucks vs. Oilers
Minute-by-minute updates from Edmonton's home game against Vancouver
It's the last game of the season and the Oilers are looking to continue their momentum from their 6-1 win against the Wild Friday night. We'll have live minute-to-minute updates as the game goes on.
Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:
Hall - Horcoff - Yakupov
Paajarvi - Gagner - Eberle
Jones - Belanger - Lander
Smyth - Smithson - Brown
Smid - Petry
N. Schultz - Potter
Fistric - J. Schultz
20:00: GAME ON!! Puck has dropped.
19:45: Turnover in the Canucks zone. Jordan Eberle passed the puck to Taylor Hall but was easily stopped by Roberto Luongo.
14:11: Shot by Chris Higgins was stopped by Devan Dubnyk and the rebound was picked up Ryan Kessler who was also denied.
12:40: Three-on-one chance for the Canucks but it was broken up by Corey Potter.
10:00: Midway through the first, shots are tied at five a piece.
7:29: Dubnyk with the save on Frank Corrado.
4:19: Hall heads to the box as he gets two for hooking.
2:44: Vancouver strikes first. A powerplay goal by Derek Roy beats Dubnyk glove side to put the Canucks up 1-0. | VAN 1, EDM 0
0:00: And after 20 minutes of play, the Canucks are leading 1-0. Shots on net are 9-7 for Vancouver.
20:00: Puck has dropped and the second period is now underway.
19:45: Dubnyk tested early in the second as Higgins tries to backhand it in but was stopped.
18:16: Justin Schultz alone in front but Luongo was able to make the pad save.
16:02: Sam Gagner with a pass to Corey Potter who was in front but the re-direct went high.
14:03: Some pushing and shoving around the net. Derek Joslin pushes Anton Lander into the net but no penalties were called.
11:53: Kevin Bieksa gets two minutes for delay of game penalty. Oilers on their first powerplay of the night.
11:23: Luongo with the glove save on Justin Schultz's shot from the blue line.
8:40: Oilers are back on the penalty kill as Ryan Smyth gets called for holding.
7:40: Short-handed chance. Ryan Jones with the partial breakaway but Luongo makes the glove save.
3:40: Hall with a chance in front but was poked-checked by Luongo.
1:48: Bieksa and Ladislav Smid were able to throw and land a few punches. Bieksa gets a double minor for roughing and Smid two gets two minutes for roughing and two minutes for slashing.
1:20: Oilers tie it up! Eberle red-redirects Justin Schultz's shot and the game is now tied 1-1. | EDM 1, VAN 1
20:00: The third period is now underway.
19:37: Hansen heads to the box as he gets two minutes for boarding.
19:21: The Canucks penalty box is getting full as Mason Raymond gets two minutes for delay-of-game. The Oilers are on a five-on-three powerplay.
17:39: The Oilers take the lead! Nail Yakupov jumps on a rebound and beats Luongo. | EDM 2, VAN 1
16:19: Zack Kassian with the inital shot but was stopped. The rebound was picked up by Tom Sestito to tie the game 2-2. | VAN 2, EDM 2
12:33: The Oilers are back on the powerplay. Keith Ballard gets two mintues for holding on Taylor Hall.
10:15: Ballard out of the penalty box picks up the loose puck and goes on a breakaway. Dubnyk makes the save and the rebound lands on Maxim Lapierre's stick but was also stopped.
8:47: The puck goes past Dubnyk and trickles along the goal line but stays out. Game is still tied 2-2.
6:42: Hall makes a pass to Justin Schultz who beats Luongo and the Oilers are up 3-2. | EDM 3, VAN 2
5:44: Luongo misplays the puck behind the net and puts it on the stick of Mark Fistric. Fistric passes to Yakupov to put in his second of the net. | EDM 4, VAN 2
5:23: Eberle dekes around Andrew Ebbett and beats Luongo top shelf. | EDM 5, VAN 2
4:13: YAKUPOV WITH THE HAT TRICK!! | EDM 6, VAN 2
3:08: Jerred Smithson with his first as an Oilers beat Luongo top shelf. | EDM 7. VAN 2
2:12: Things get rough in front of Dubnyk. Lapierre and Pinizzotto each get a 10-minute misconduct. Mark Fistric gets two minutes for roughing and a 10-minute misconduct.
0:00: AND AFTER 60 MINUTES, THE OILERS WIN! 7-2 IS YOUR FINAL SCORE. SHOTS ON NET WERE 37-30 FOR THE OILERS!!! | EDM 7, VAN 2