IN-GAME BLOG: Flames at Oilers
Minute-by-minute updates from Edmonton's home game against the Flames
The Edmonton Oilers visit Calgary tonight in a split squad pre-season game.
Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:
Smyth - Hall - Hemsky
Omark - Arcobello - Yakupov
Joensuu - Lander - Roy
Platzer - Martindale - Brown
Davidson - J.Schultz
Nurse - Ference
Musil - Grebeshkov
20:00: The first period is now underway.
19:36: Taylor Hall fired a shot from the top of the left circle that barely made it over the line after Flames netminder Kari Rammo got a piece of it. | EDM 1, CGY 0
18:42: Moments later Ben Street fired a shot from the side boards that eluded a screened Dubnyk and suddenly the game was even at 1-1. | EDM 1, CGY 1
15:21: A penalty to Calgary's Lance Bouma gives the Oilers a power play.
8:09: Marco Roy takes a minor to put the Flames up a man for the first time on the night
7:36: Sven Baertschi gets sent off for hooking, making Calgary's power play shortlived.
6:03: Ryan Smyth picks up the puck after Denis Grebeshkov pushes it towards the net. Smyth backhands it in to put the Oilers back in the lead. | EDM 2, CGY 1
0:58: Kyle Platzer pokes his stick into a scramble and knocks the puck over Rammo to increase the Oilers lead to 3-1. | EDM 3, CGY 1
0:00: Period comes to an end with the shot count 13-8 in favour of Edmonton.
20:00: The second period is now underway.
14:11: Off the rush, the Oilers start hacking away at the puck with Rammo doing acrobatics keeping the puck out of the net. The play started with Nail Yakupov's shot from the left circle and a rebound point-blank by Jesse Joensuu. Mark Arcobello then swooped in to put home the third rebound and make it a 4-1 game. | EDM 4, CGY 1
11:45: The Oilers announce that Ales Hemsky will not be returning to the game tonight due to illness.
11:19: Jiri Hudler feeds Dennis Wideman at the top of the right circle and he makes no mistake, rifling a shot blocker side past Dubnyk to draw the Flames within two. | EDM 4, CGY 2
11:19: Following the goal, Olivier Roy replaces Devan Dubnyk between the pipes for Edmonton and Reto Berra replaces Rammo for Calgary.
10:20: The Oilers respond a minute later. Joensuu shovels the puck from behind the net, wrapping it past Berra. | EDM 5, CGY 2
9:30: With Hemsky out, Yakupov moves onto a line with Hall and Smyth. Marco Roy is skating with Arcobello and Linus Omark.
8:29: Tim Jackman gets sent off for interference.
2:56: Taylor Hall takes a two-minute minor for tripping.
0:00: Second period comes to an end with the Flames now outshooting the Oilers 22-21.
20:00: The third period is now underway.
17:53: Taylor Hall ran some interference deep in the Flames zone and received his second minor penalty of the game.
14:42: Olivier Roy makes a brilliant save with the Flames buzzing around his crease to keep it a 5-2 game.
11:36: Brett Kulak takes an interference penalty to put the Oilers back on the power play.
8:59: Lance Bouma's goal makes it a two-goal game, Edmonton in front. | EDM 5, CGY 3
7:53: Josh Jooris fires a shot from the high slot that beats Roy and draws the Flames to within one, trailing 5-4. | EDM 5, CGY 4
5:51: Calgary has a great chance to get on even terms after Andrew Ference takes a penalty with just under six minutes to play in the period.
4:51: The Flames do just that, scoring after T.J. Galiardi picks up the puck at the side of the net and jams it short side past Roy to come all the way back and knot the game at 5-5. | EDM 5, CGY 5
0:00: The third period comes to an end. Shots on goal were 33 to 29 for Calgary after 60.
5:00: The extra frame is now underway.
3:36: A nice three-way passing play between Joensuu, Justin Schultz and Ryan Smyth resulted in a really nice stop by Berra after Smyth had the puck at the corner of the net.
1:46: Taylor Hall takes a hooking penalty to give the Flames a power play to close out the OT period.
0:00: 65 minutes comes to an end and it's shootout time!
EDM - Linus Omark, stopped as Berra got a piece of it.
CGY - Sven Baertschi scores five-hole on Roy.
EDM - Taylor Hall was stopped on a deke move.
CGY - Roman Horak scored on a deke move.