IN-GAME BLOG: Flames vs. Oilers
Minute-by-minute updates from Edmonton's rookie tournament opener.
It is the opening game of the 2013 Young Stars Tournament and it brings the Battle of Alberta rivalry to Penticton, B.C. as the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames prospects square off.
This is the first game action in an Oilers uniform for all of these young rookies and prospects. Edmonton's roster boasts such high-end prospects as first round defencemen Darnell Nurse and Oscar Klefbom and talented forwards including Marco Roy and Jujhar Khaira.
Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:
20:00: GAME ON!! Puck is dropped and we are underway!
19:31: Darnell Nurse takes first penalty of the game for boardng.
16:04: Max Reinhart opens the scoring as he fires a loose puck past Bunz. | CGY 1, EDM 0
08:34: Travis Ewanyk unleashes a rocket wrist shot but it's gloved by Brossoit.
05:29: Jackson Houck whistled for an elbowing penalty
03:16: Nurse called for high-sticking.
02:54: Markus Granlund fires a shot from the right circle and past Bunz on the power play. | CGY 2, EDM 0
00:35: Granlund receives a cross-ice pass from Michael Ferland and chips the puck up over Bunz. | CGY 3, EDM 0
00:00: The Oilers are outshot 17-4 in the first period en route to a 3-0 deficit. | CGY 3, EDM 0
20:00: Here we go! Puck drops and we are underway in the second period.
17:25: Oilers Ty Bilcke and Flames Keegan Kanzig drop the gloves! Both awarded five minute fighting penalties.
11:18: Brandon Baddock carries the puck over the line but the shot is just wide!
17:25: Oilers Martin Gernat takes a cross-ice pass and fires the puck from the point through traffic and it's tipped in by Jujhar Khaira! | CGY 3, EDM 1
08:42: Cameron Abney is assessed a delay of game penalty.
04:15: Houck pulled down from behind by John Ramage and Oilers get a power play!
01:41: The Oilers score right off the draw! Travis Ewanyk is credited with the goal! | CGY 3, EDM 2
00:00: The horn sounds and the Oilers came out swinging in the second. They trail in shots 24-11 after two periods but have cut the Calgary lead to one. | CGY 3, EDM 2
20:00: The Oilers are looking to complete the comeback! Down three after the first period they scored two in the second! Puck drops and the third period is underway in Penticton.
19:09: Sean Monahan hacks in a backdoor rebound to give the Flames a 4-2 lead. | CGY 4, EDM 2
12:26: A heavy point shot from Calgary's Patrick Sieloff finds its way through traffic and rebounds to a waiting Emile Poirer who finishes it off. | CGY 5, EDM 2
12:10: Sieloff takes a slashing penalty and it's an Oilers power play!
09:53: Cameron Abney sits 2:00 for high-sticking.
00:00: The Oilers are outshot 32-19 en route to a 5-2 loss in the opening game of the 2013 Young Stars Tournament. | CGY 5, EDM 2