IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Jets
Minute-by-minute updates from Edmonton's road game against the Jets
The Edmonton Oilers visit Winnipeg tonight for their third game of the pre-season.
Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:
20:00: The game is now underway.
18:13: Eric O'Dell takes a tripping penalty to give the Oilers the game's first power play.
17:19: Dustin Byfuglien crushes Ryan Hamilton into the end boards but the Oilers forward bounces right back up.
9:40: Shots on goal midway through the opening period were 6-3 in favour of the Jets.
8:29: An interference penalty on Devin Setoguchi puts the Oilers back on the power play.
4:42: Brandon Davidson heads to the box, giving the Jets their first man advantage of the evening.
4:17: A turnover at the blueline gives Sam Gagner a two-on-one with Ryan Jones. Gagner elects to backhand it and the puck just skips by the post and wide behind Jets starting goaltender Ondrej Pavelec.
2:12: Sam Gagner makes a nice no-look pass over to Nail Yakupov in the slot. Yakupov's shot just misses the mark.
0:00: Shots on goal after one period are 10 to 8 for Winnipeg.
20:00: Second period is now underway.
16:10: Denis Grebeshkov makes a nice move, knocking the puck off the stick of Setoguchi as the Jets winger was about to get into a prime scoring position.
13:24: The Oilers have some sustained pressure in the Jets zone, cycling the puck around the zone for over a minute but are unable to get a prime scoring opportunity. Jeff Petry particularly did a good job keeping the puck in the zone on several occasions.
12:28: Linus Omark heads to the box, putting Winnipeg on the power play for the second time on the night.
11:15: Just over a minute into the man advantage, Michael Frolik skated in on the left wing and put the puck on net. It was poked away by Richard Bachman. Eric Tangradi jumped on the rebound before the puck spilled back to Frolik and his shot beat Bachman for the goal. | WPG 1, EDM 0
7:00: Tangradi takes the puck behind the Edmonton net then spies Carl Klingberg in the slot. Klingberg makes no mistake, rifling it past Bachman to double the Jets lead. | WPG 2, EDM 0
1:40: Shots are 26 to 12 for the Jets with time winding down in the middle frame.
0:00: A late surge by the Oilers saw the shot count at 26-16 Winnipeg after 40.
20:00: Third period is now underway.
16:05: Gagner spots Yakupov breaking up the neutral zone. Yakupov skates in on the left wing and fires a shot that's turned away by Pavelec.
14:06: Julian Melchiori covers up the puck in front of the Jets net and gets two minutes for delay of game for his efforts.
13:19: A penalty to Jesse Joensuu for interference negates the Edmonton man advantage.
11:00: Nine minutes into the third period and Winnipeg has yet to register its first shot. Shot count is now 26-20 for the Jets.
9:16: Jim Slater and Linus Omark are both sent to the box; Slater for tripping and Omark for embellishing.
4:25: Anthony Peluso swooped in to pick up a loose puck at the top of the Oilers crease and banged it past Bachman to extend the Jets lead to three goals. | WPG 3, EDM 0
3:29: The Oilers bounced right back less than a minute later to make it a two-goal game once again. Philip Larsen threaded a pass to the left post where Mitch Moroz was stationed. Moroz redirected it in for the goal. | WPG 3, EDM 1
3:06: Behind the Jets net, Nail Yakupov leapt over the stick of a Winnipeg defender before dishing it in front to Larsen. The blueliner made no mistake, flicking it past Pavelec for the goal. | WPG 3, EDM 2
2:18: The Oilers pulled Bachman for the extra attacker early to try and get the equalizer.
0:00: After several close calls, the Oilers were unable to tie it up. Shots on goal were 29-24 for the Jets.