IN-GAME BLOG: Canucks vs. Oilers
Minute-by-minute updates from Edmonton's rookie tournament game against the Vancouver Canucks.
The Edmonton Oilers Prospects will attempt to break their two-game losing streak at the Young Stars Classic in Penticton, B.C. tonight as they play the Vancouver Canucks rookies. They'll do so with the 7th overall pick in 2013, Darnell Nurse, back in the lineup and a new face in net.
Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:
20:00: Warmups done, anthem sung, puck dropped and we are underway in Penticton!
11:16: Back and forth action here! Edmonton leads in shots 5-4
11:01: Oilers Ty Bilcke on a 2-on-1! Great shot but it's saved by Corbeil. Still scoreless.
08:27: Oilers Prospects lead shot count 10-6 in a scoreless game. BIG saves by Franky Palazzese and Mathieu Corbeil.
01:56: Kale Kessy involved in a scrap after Palazzese makes a great couple of saves! Score still 0-0.
00:00: Offensive chances abound for both teams but neither can connect! Edmonton leads shots after one, 14-11 | EDM 1, VAN 0
20:00: Puck drops and we are underway in the second period!
18:30: Marco Roy SCORES! Assisted by Chase and Fyten. Roy with the wraparound goal gives the Oilers the lead! | EDM 1, VAN 0
14:56: Kyle Platzer scores his second goal of the tournament! Assited by Leach and Miller. | EDM 2, VAN 0
14:16: Gregory Chase goes at it with Kyle Hope! A good, long scrap with both parties getting some shots in. Hope gets roughing and fighting penalty while Chase gets a fighting call.
08:56: A pretty tic-tac-toe play nets Vancouver their first of the night.Philippe Mallet from Brendan Gaunce. | EDM 2, VAN 1
07:28: Great pad save by Palazzese but the puck stays free and a huge pile of bodies plants itself in front of the net with the puck eventually being pushed in. Cole Cassels from Jesse Mychan is the call. | EDM 2, VAN 2
00:00: A wild third period leaves us with a tied hockey game.| EDM 2, VAN 2
20:00: We are underway in the third period!
10:20: It's another fight! This time Travis Ewanyk squares off against Zach Hall and the Oilers prospect takes this one. Tied hockey game! Shots are 35-22 in favor of Vancouver.
09:31: A power play goal for Vancouver gives them their first lead of the game. Sacha Guimond with the goal, assited by Cassels and Gaunce. | EDM 2, VAN 3
03:05: A shot from the point fires past a screened Oilers netminder after being tipped by Alex Friesen. | EDM 2, VAN 4
00:00: An empty netter with under a minute to go completes the Canucks comeback. | EDM 2, VAN 5