IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Canucks
Minute-by-minute updates from Edmonton's road game against the Canucks
The Edmonton Oilers visit Vancouver tonight for their fourth game of the pre-season.
Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:
20:00: Puck drops and we are underway!
17:12: Bieska to the box for interference and it's an Oilers power play early in the first.
15:11: One second after the power play ends, Jordan Eberle scores on the wrap around! Boyd Gordon and Martin Marincin with the assists. | EDM 1, VAN 0
13:33: Taylor Hall goes on the breakway, puts on a few shimmys and shakes but is gloved down by Luongo.
12:53: Martin Marincin fires a point shot and it's in clean! Brad Hunt and Eberle with the assists. | EDM 2, VAN 0
12:22: Boyd Gordon sets up David Perron who shoots a SHARP angle puck and it's in! Eberle with his third point of the night. | EDM 3, VAN 0
08:23: Sustained pressure by the Canucks but the Oilers escape, icing the puck after a scary few moments.
07:36: Mark Arcobello sends a pass from the corner to Jesse Joensuu who snipes it and Edmonton is off and running early. Hunt with the second assist. | EDM 4, VAN 0
06:54: The Canucks net their first goal of the night. A lot of traffic in the crease and the puck goes off of Dubnyk and in. Brendan Gaunce from Mike Santorelli and Zack Kassian.| EDM 4, VAN 1
00:00: Offensive highlights galore. The Oilers came out firing with 14 shots in the first period and they lead Vancouver at the end of the first period. | EDM 4, VAN 1
20:00: Period two is underway in Vancouver.
18:16: Andrew Ference sprawls out on the ice to make a great defensive play on the puck.
15:56: Will Acton will sit in the sin bin for tripping.
14:17: Dubnyk with a big glove save on a power play breakaway by Jannik Hansen.
13:56: Did you see that!? Dubnyk makes some HUGE saves as the Acton penalty expires. Oilers even strength.
06:05: Darnell Nurse having a solid game. Follows up a good check with a great break up on 2-on-1.
03:26: Nurse blocks a shot with the body, then Gordon goes down to make a block and Nick Schultz saves a shot with his forehead! The Oilers kill off a Marincin interference penalty.
00:00: Some big saves, some blocked shots and a scoreless second period as the Oilers will take a three goal lead into the third period. | EDM 4, VAN 1
20:00: We are underway in the third period!
14:05: Dubnyk seeing a lot of looks from the Canucks attack but standing tall for the Oilers.
10:00: Halfway through the third and the Canucks have taken the lead in shot, 24-22. Score remains the same.
06:13: Dubnyk stops another one! The shots are almost dead even, 25-26 in the Canucks favour.
00:00: The final horn sounds and the Oilers will leave Vancouver with a pre-season victory. | EDM 4, VAN 1