IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Stars in OKC
Minute-by-minute updates from Edmonton's game vs. Dallas at OKC
The Edmonton Oilers take on the Dallas Stars in Oklahoma City in their eighth and final pre-season game.
Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:
Smyth - Hall - Hemsky
Joensuu - Arcobello - Eberle
Hamilton - Gordon - Yakupov
MacIntyre - Acton - Brown
Belov- J. Schultz
Smid - Petry
N. Schultz - Larsen
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20:00: Getcha popcorn ready. We are underway in OKC. It is Oilers-Stars in the final tuneup for the Oilers before the regular season.
18:54: Hemsky nearly scores for the Oilers. He carried it in deep, left it for Larsen who gave it back to Hemsky who shot it.
|"Good crowd for NHL showcase. There are some Stars fans in the house but Oilers have an edge in noise.
11:40: Mark Arcobello races down the ice to avoid an icing. He wins the foot-race.
08:53: Austin Smith scores unassisted and the Stars take a 1-0 lead. Sharp angle goal eluded Dubnyk. | DAL 1, EDM 0
06:08: Luke Gazdic takes down Belov and the Oilers have their first power play of the game. Hooking is the call.
02:59: The Barons staff has announced a list of semi-finalists for their car giveaway tonight. I was not one of them. Oilers power play ends with no score, the Stars lead in shots 8-4 and lead the game 1-0.
02:04: Ryan Smyth in deep nearly scores, then Jesse Joensuu with the big body out in front misfires on a shot. Oilers getting in on the action late in the period.
00:00: Shots are 12-8 in favour of the Stars after the first period of play. | DAL 1, EDM 0
20:00: Period two is underway!
10:00: Midway through the second period and the Oilers trail the Stars 1-0. Shots are 16-11 in Stars favour.
08:45: Arcobello fans on a slapper in the slot! He had daylight.
07:05: A 3-on-1 down the ice and Luke Gazdic snipes it past Dubnyk. | DAL 2, EDM 0
03:27: HUGE save by Dubnyk!
|"MacIntyre (knee) won't return to tonight's game in OKC."
00:00: Yakupov makes the collective heart rate of those in attendance speed up exponentially with a shot on a wide open net from the slot but misfires. Period two comes to a close.| DAL 2, EDM 0
20:00: It's time for the third period! Will the Oilers rally? Let's find out.
19:00: Ryan Hamilton delivers a check to a Dallas player that was hard enough that a pane of glass fell out in the corner. Boom goes the dynamite.
10:46: Traffic out in front and the Stars score. Vernon Fiddler gives Dallas a big lead. | DAL 3, EDM 0
07:26: Oilers pulled Dubnyk in favour of extra attacker. The Stars take advantage and pounce on the empty net. | DAL 4, EDM 0
04:06: Dallas Stars have a 2-on-1 rush and Dubnyk makes the pad save.
00:00: Dallas runs away with this one, 4-0. Stay tuned for postgame on edmontonoilers.com. | DAL 4, EDM 0